Studentarbete i kursen

Graphic Design Activism

15 credits

The course provides knowledge of design activism, its history, examples of design activism in our society and how to work with graphic design in an activism context. The course handles concepts such as subvertising, culture jamming and craftivism. The student will work independently in projects and also needs to contextualize his / her work in the course, as well as critically reflect on his / her process and results based on design activism. The course thus contains not only practical assignments in graphic design, but also written reports and artist statements.

Student projects

Project typeface
Studentarbete Typsnitt
Studentprojekt typsnitt
Cecilia wanted to explore if and how a typeface made for a specific context in itself can send a message. Cecilia decided to work with the anti-nuclear movement. In her typeface Destruction, she wants to bring awareness regarding nuclear weapons by doing three different “weights” of the typeface, corresponding to three different nuclear bomb stages: the light flash, the pressure wave, and the half-time of the uranium. Here are two of the “weights” presented.

Studentprojekt visuell identitet
Katarina decided to work with the issue of female genital mutilation. She created a visual identity for an organization working against female genital mutilation. Here, you can see how she expressed this visual identity on a tote bag, where the buyer needs to cut the stitches before using the bag.

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Studying at a distance can be done in different ways, either entirely without physical gatherings or with only a few gatherings on campus or at one of our learning centres. The common denominator is that a large part of your studies takes place online. You communicate with the teacher and other students with the help of a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures and online meetings.

The benefit of distance studies is the flexibility, something that is valuable if you want to be free to decide when and where you want to study. Some compulsory elements on you course or programme may take place during office hours, even though they are online.

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Student working from home

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