The Critical Text Show encourages you to consider the intersection of text with the practice of communication design. Contemporary culture is influenced by rapid technological change and this has a profound effect on how we envisage, produce, transmit, receive and understand information.

This show by MA Communication Design: Graphic Design students at Kingston School of Art addresses contemporary design discourse relating to design pedagogy, Korean feminism, data humanism and technology, and misunderstanding as an opportunity for new meaning. Contributors have chosen to respond to the texts by [—- ] and to present the outcomes in a structure suitable for an online exhibition. The role of psychology, the digital humanities, sociology, anthropology, culture and politics is wildly discussed in the works you will see. 
There are various techniques used to express the responses to the text from publications to moving images and interactive solutions.

A school is a building with a school in it

Decolonising Design Education: Ontologies, Strategies, Urgencies

Glitch Feminism

Harvesting misunderstanding

In Defense of the Poor Image

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Kingston School of Art, Kingston University
MA Communication Design: Graphic Design 2020/2021


In collaboration with

Exhibition team
Claudia Chiavazza & Yifan Wu

Visual identity
Abhimanyu Bhatia & Shelley Huang

Social Media
Lina Toumpeli, Lucy-May Turner & Pankti Shah

Gayathri Anthey

Claudia Chiavazza & White Bai

Jean Zeng & Zimeng Jia

Yangyang Wu & Xueqi Bai
Special thanks to
Alberto Ajelli / Anna Kehrer / Azza Wielach / Ell Flynn / Kate Jenkins / Pablo Grattoni / Yileng Yin / Zeina Boukhaled

Andrew Haslam / Cathy Gale / Max Ryan / Naho Matsuda / Tao Lin