A Line Which Forms a Volume is a critical reader and symposium of graphic design-led research that is written, edited, designed and published annually by participants of the MA Graphic Media Design course at London College of Communication.
Each volume is realised with the support of invited practice-based advisors, returning graduate advisors and a team of current MA Graphic Media Design participants, who collectively work across editorial, design and publication (event) teams.
Participant contributions explore the use of graphic design as a critical tool to probe the complexities of contemporary culture through practice-led research.
The participant contributions interact with invited contributions from established practitioners, academics, theorists such as Matthew Stadler, Francisco Laranjo, Ramia Maze, David Benqué, James Langdon, Gavin Wade, Peter Nencini and many others.
In the process, lines that form the volume, the networks, get activated, are made voluble.
A Line Which Forms a Volume is just one strand in a larger graphic design research narrative that has been drawn from the MA Graphic Media Design course.
A Line Which Forms a Volume is curious, evolving and current, and aims to thread the research of participants into the wider contexts of design criticism and publishing.
The notion of ‘volume’ as a publication, as well as the space that something occupies and as a quality of something audible, lends itself to the endeavour of A Line Which Forms a Volume to make graphic design research public.