Protest has many different facets and can be expressed in a variety of forms at various occasions. At demonstrations around the world, posters are obviously still the most effective medium. Powerful messages on current and socially relevant themes are compressed on posters, and this graphically reduced form can make expressions of protest memorable. In the runup to the festival, the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK issued an open call to design a protest poster and to engage in a critical and intentionally provocative examination of personal protest themes. Occupying the foreground was the question of what moves creative social critics and critical designers these days. On the festival grounds of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, the exhibition STUDIO PROTEST will gather the most expressive subjects and present the winners. Curated by Erwin K. Bauer.
Jury members: Verena Panholzer (Studio Es), Milo Tesselaar (Political advisor and journalist), Eva Weissenberger (Journalist), Erwin K. Bauer (buero bauer, curator STUDIO PROTEST), Lilli Hollein (VIENNA DESIGN WEEK)