Review: 2018

Studio Protest

Studio Protest

For or against, collectively or as individuals, spontaneous or organized, loud or quiet: Statements of resistance and solidarity have long been closely associated with the field of design. Both are expressions, and both denote movement. STUDIO PROTEST has addressed this fact, and the multipart graphic design focus has also put it on display: In the runup to the festival some critical thinkers have been invited to design posters relating to protest themes that are important to them. The best of these works have then been shown at the festival headquarters along with utopian flags. In addition to a talk about architecture and a panel discussion that have outlined protest as a means of political resistance in 2018's guest country, Poland, protest has been extended to a number of different events. A (graphic) reminder, and a local survey from the protest point of view.