Informative resources



Welcome to the Xenolith library. Here you will find an array resources we are using to become better informed. You are invited to add suggestions/ open discussion in the comments below. 






  • Designing for justice (Antionette Carroll, TED Talks)

  • When They See Us (Ava Duvernay, Netflix) 

  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 (Göran Olsson)

  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin)

  • 13th (Ava Duvernay, Netflix)

  • Activism, changemakers and hope for the future (Malala Yousafzai, TED Talks)

  • Racism has a cost for everyone (Heather C. McGhee, TED Talks)

  • The Hate U Gave (George Tillman Jr.)

  • Want a more just world? Be an unlikely ally (Nita Mosby, TED Talks)

  • Time: The Kalief Browder Story (Jenner Furst, Netflix)

  • The opportunity of adversity (Aimee Mullins, TED Talks)

  • How we can make racism a solvable problem and improve policing (Phillip Atiba Goff,  TED Talks)

  • Selma (Ava Duvernay)

  • How to deconstruct racism one headline at a time (Baratunde Thurston, TED Talks)

  • Strong Island (Yance Ford, Netflix)

  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler)

  • Malcolm X (Spike Lee)

  • Visual Dissertation; Nick Knight, Aimee Mullins and Fashion's ideal problem  (Paige Leach)

  • How to get serious about diversity and inclusion in the workplace (Janet Stovall, TED Talks)


  • The new urgency of climate change (Al Gore, TED Talks)

  • New ways to understand life in a pandemic (Aaron Maniam, TED Talks)

  • The transformative role of art during the pandemic (Anne Pasternak TED Talks)



  • 1619 (New York Times)

  • Seeing White 

  • Racism (Isabel Lilavois)

  • Doing Our Work (Guilford Anti-Racism Alliance)

  • Putting Racism on the Table (Washington Grantmakers)

  • About Race

  • Speaking of Racism

  • Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

  • Code Switch (NPR)

  • Munroe Bergdorf I Weigh 

  • Pod Save The People (Crooked Media)

  • Pod For The Cause (The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights)


  • Drive from the Business of Fashion 

  • Rebuilding Lebanon's Fashion Industry from the Business of Fashion 

  • Tackling Systemic Racism in the Fashion Industry

  • Jonathan Anderson says 'If It Feels Fake, I Don't Want It'

  • Imran Amed on Finding Opportunity in a Crisis 

  • WARDROBE CRISIS by Clare Press

  • Charles Jeffrey on What it's Like to Be a Rising Designer in the Midst of a Pandemic 

  • Li Edeljoort Says the Coronavirus Is a Representation of our Conscience 

  • Retail Futurist Doug Stephens on How Coronavirus Will Shift Consumer Behaviour 

  • The Rise of The Resale Economy Bof Voices 


  • 99% Invisible 

  • Design Better Podcast

  • NASA'S Steve Rader: Redefining the moonshoot with diverse teams 

  • Amazon's Joanna Pena-Bickley: Bringing more diversity into leadership

  • Airbnb's Benjamin Evans on the power of inclusive design

  • Google's Abigail Hart Gray: Communicating the value of design

  • Jina Anne, Founder of Clarity Conference, on Crafting a Community for Design Systems 

  • The Honest Designers Show 

  • How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Your Peers

  • Is Social Media Really Necessary?

  • How to build a Good Reputation as a Designer

  • Designing for the Love of It

  • How to Create Better Work

  • Designing for A Pandemic-New Zealand's Success Story