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GRAPHIC DESIGN CONFABULATIONS: ARCHIVING AS POLITICAL PRAXIS
November 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm GMT
We are pleased to deliver a lecture on ‘Archiving as Political Praxis’ for GRAPHIC DESIGN CONFABULATIONS. This work is presented by the MA in Graphic Design program at the Estonian Academy of Arts, curated by Rosen Eveleigh, and generously supported by the CIRRUS Nordic-Baltic Network of Art and Design Education, and Nordplus. MayDay Rooms will be speaking in depth about how our collections, approach to archiving and organisational structure relate directly to the project of building a resource space and safe haven for social movements, experimental and marginal cultures and their histories.
It is a series of speakers taking an oblique look onto graphic design and its outlines in order to re-think, destabilize or decenter its normative structures and practices. By prioritising that which has taken place in the margins, ephemerally, despite oppression and in dissent, they seek to widen the circumference of design practice. To see where else design has and can happen; how social and political movements have manifested in visual cultures; and ultimately to develop a sense of self-reflexivity toward our own privileges and positions.
The lecture will be livestreamed for free. Recordings are currently unavailable for the lectures, as they hope to have them professionally captioned before archiving and making them public. They endeavour to release the information about each talk around a week before it happens.