While protest and the tools used for it have changed little over the years, there’s now a much greater variety in the channels of communication, thanks to digitalization. At the same time, algorithms determine what we learn about the messages we receive and from whom we receive them – filtering or even distributing information seems to have become much more difficult. What was in the past spread through word of mouth now travels via social media. In line with STUDIO PROTEST, the focus on graphic design curated by Erwin K. Bauer, experts explained how new technologies can be used by political movements, how much design is in protest, and the role played by visual communication and graphic messages in this. The discussion began with the 2018 Guest Country, Poland, and its culture around Luka Rayski’s well-known “Konstytucja” poster.
With: Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka, Mateusz Halawa (School of Form Poznań), Erwin K.
Bauer (buero bauer, curator STUDIO PROTEST)
Moderation: Wojciech Czaja (Journalist and writer)