The Global Majority

Precedents are a valuable part of any design field, and they are an essential tool for building knowledge and gaining new perspectives on design. However, precedents used in design schools typically lack diversity and focus primarily on white designers. This imbalance discourages people of color from feeling welcome in design as they lack access to successful role models and representation. Anecdotal evidence shows improved retention and academic success for students of color who have more diverse curricula. With access to the work of these designers, students can better understand the richness and complexity of the world around them. Our goal is to create a database of precedents by diverse and underrepresented designers to support design students and faculty in their courses.



Work Title The Global Majority
Subtitle Precedents in design
Open Access
  1. Joshua Daniel Achampong
  2. Alisa Nana-Yaa Asare
  3. Claudia Bowes
  4. Cathy Braasch
  5. Luke F Scanlon
  6. Sydney Yakowenko
  1. Architectural precedents
  2. Global majority
  3. Underrepresented designers
  4. People of color
License CC BY-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial)
Work Type Poster
Publication Date September 23, 2021
  1. Fall 2021 Stuckeman Research Open House
Deposited February 15, 2022




Work History

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  • Added Creator Joshua Daniel Achampong
  • Added Creator Alisa Nana-Yaa Asare
  • Added Creator Claudia Bowes
  • Added Creator Cathy Braasch
  • Added Creator Luke F Scanlon
  • Added Creator Sydney Yakowenko
  • Added Celebrating Achampong.pdf
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