In the beginning of March 2020, I had the pleasure to organise a study trip to Helsinki with 3 colleagues and 50 graphic design students from UWE Bristol. This is a mini website I made as an archive and to share this experience with everyone.
Power play takes its cue from Jacques Derrida’s The Politics of Friendship (1994), in which the philosopher approaches the notion of friendship as a way to rethink the political.
During March 2019, together with my colleague Gabriel Solomons, we have organised a design research study trip to Moscow, Russia.
In this website I have collated images, videos, statements and links from the city and the studio visits.
The publication for the 2018 edition of the Designers in Residence at London Design Museum has been realised as a magazine. This has been developed in constant conversation with the residents in order to merge content and editorial design with a coherent narrative. The final result showcases each designer’s theoretical approach, as well as research, creative process and practical work.
The exhibition design resulted in a colourful display of work around the theme of dwelling. The typographic principles resonate with each of the designers’ projects. The interpretation graphics have been printed onto iridescent supports as reference to the ‘ghostly’ character of the work shown.
During her combine residency programme at Delfina foundation and Victoria and Albert Museum, Indian contemporary artist Avani Tanya has interpreted a selection of exhibits and found documents from the V&A South Asian collection. This paper back (96 pages) booklet is the result of her research in London, showcasing a series of reflections on post-colonialism and curated contributions from a collective of artists. The design decisions taken during the process are the result of a series of attempts to both imitate and reinterprete the visual language of the museum and its archive.
The 9th edition of the yearly Villa Romana publication consisted of five separate artist contributions collated in a simple cardboard box. The scattered look and feel of this publication, containing different formats, tries to represent the diverse spirits and methodology of this year’s residency.