Tzortzis Rallis

Graphic Design for Dissent: The anti-austerity movements and the graphic languages that emerged as a response to the global financial crisis during the early 21st century.

London College of Communication

The purpose of this research is to explore the graphic attributes and visual strategies employed by the anti-austerity movements that emerged as a response to the global financial crisis during the early 21st century. This practice-based study involves visual typologies, design case studies and collaborative workshops. The theory examines semiotics within the graphic design framework, the idea of the designer as a reflective practitioner as well as the social role of the design practice itself. The overarching aim is to integrate theory and practice to develop a sophisticated visual guide for design activism and to channel it into socio-political initiatives.

Supervisors

Dr Russell Bestley

Tony Credland

Dr Ian Horton