Activist Spaces and the Relationship Between Designers and Social Movements – The Common House

Meeting in Bethnal Green this week for our seminar, rather than at University, we were introduced to the collectively owned space 'The Common House'. The Common House was rented in 2013, with several activist groups contributing towards costs. This was due to a lack of spaces being accessible in the hours needed for the groups to… Continue reading Activist Spaces and the Relationship Between Designers and Social Movements – The Common House

Brock Davis – Turnstile

For this research task, we were specifically told not to look at Banksy, which I can understand as by may of those interested in social design, Banksy is considered overrated and is judged for the commercialism of his work. However this commercialism does increase awareness and get his somewhat poignant messages across. It’s important to… Continue reading Brock Davis – Turnstile

Year 2, CTS – Design Activism

Resistance, revolt, revolution and dissent enrich our history and have shaped contemporary society. In the communication of these forms of activism, design has played a key part. The first CTS topic I have chosen for my second year of studying Graphic and Media Design is Design Activism, in which we are exploring how artists and designers within… Continue reading Year 2, CTS – Design Activism