Francisco Laranjo
Modes of Criticism 3. Design and Democracy
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The third volume of Modes of Criticism focuses on graphic design’s struggle in dealing with political issues in recent years. From the bankruptcy of subvertising, to the rise of the ‘post-truth’ after Trump’s election and Brexit, and a permanent state of rebranding, there are new contexts demanding new strategies. Questioning the discipline’s misconstruction of terminology such as ‘design activism’, while examining multiple tactics, their discourse, shortfalls and potential, this volume opens up an intersection between design and democracy.

Style? Strategy! On Communication Design as Meaning Production,Els Kuijpers
Continuous Rebranding: Interview with Angela Mitropoulos
Graphic Design Against Brexit (and Beyond), Laura Gordon
Design Activism: A Conversation by the Decolonising Design Group
Linkedin Society, Silvio Lorusso
Hardwired Hegemony: Art & Design After Neoliberalism, Luke Pendrell and James Trafford


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