Mateusz Halawa

Protest

Exhibition

STUDIO PROTEST: DEMOKRACJA ILUSTROWANA & GRAFICZNE POGOTOWIE

VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, Erwin K. Bauer

28.9.–7.10.2018

P as in Poland. P as in poster. P as in protest. In reference to this year’s VIENNA DESIGN WEEK Guest Country, a curated thematic focus featuring Polish protest posters will join the poster exhibition STUDIO PROTEST. As is well known, Poland has a long tradition of (political) poster design. In recent years, a new poster culture has become established as a result of the ongoing and repeated demonstrations for additional freedoms and rights, for example, the Demokracja Ilustrowana initiative, which has called for designs of protest posters, and the digital poster library Graficzne Pogotowie, where a number of subjects demonstrating resistance can be downloaded and taken to protests. These initiatives are enabling fast and democratic access to good design. At the STUDIO PROTEST exhibition on the grounds of the Festival Headquarters in the former Sophienspital, a selection of the best examples will be on display.