Seeing Studies: Practicing Praxis in Graphic Design

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Katsir, Anat Ben-Porat, Tirza 2012-07-04T09:41:29Z 2012-07-04T09:41:29Z 2012
dc.description.abstract This thesis is an attempt to further understand the relations between the "making of" and the "thinking about" in graphic design practice. My starting point and main subject matter was the book Seeing Studies, a project I took part in as part of an internship at Bildwechsel/Image-Shift studio in Berlin in 2010. Seeing Studies is an investigation of seeing as a problem. It questions modes of communication, methods of instruction, and the ways in which worldviews are shaped. Reflecting and commenting on the design process that informed Seeing Studies, and looking into the larger questions that were at the heart of this project, this thesis seeks to contribute to the expansive discourse on graphic design as both a practice and an action. Examining the ideas of practice and action as defined in the theories of Pierre Bourdieu, Aristotle, and Hanna Arendt, together with Bruno Latour’s concept of design, this thesis suggests that graphic design can be practiced as a "life deed," as an act of critical engagement with the world around us. en
dc.format.extent 115
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject.other Graphic design en
dc.title Seeing Studies: Practicing Praxis in Graphic Design en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Department of Media en
dc.contributor.department Median laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword Practice en
dc.subject.keyword Praxis en
dc.subject.keyword Graphic Design en
dc.subject.keyword Social en
dc.subject.keyword Political en
dc.subject.keyword Action en
dc.subject.keyword Theory en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201206102532
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Seliger, Marja
dc.programme Degree Programme in Graphic Design en
dc.programme Graafisen suunnittelun koulutusohjelma fi

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