This collection is designed to highlight realities in educational equity and (in)equality in the US. 10% of proceeds on this collection go to support Youth Radio in Oakland, CA. In this collection, we explore: What happens when America's public schools become increasingly separated by race and class? Why do schools with higher levels of poverty receive less state and local funding? What does it mean when the zipcode a child is born into becomes the best predictor of their future success?
Using public data, we visualize key educational resource disparities and the impact these have on communities. This data informs our designs, highlighting the challenges in educational access and opportunity across school systems increasingly isolated by race and class. “on Education” emphasizes clean lines, graphs, and black-and-white contrasts to accent the theme of Education and contrast between equity and reality. Numbers and imagery evoke an American classroom, and parrot the tendency to reduce complex experiences to mathematics. 10% of proceeds on this collection go to support Youth Radio in Oakland, CA, whose students we engaged and collaborated with throughout this design process.