Alex Xiong

Zihang Xiong is a graphic designer who has a strong interest in traditional printing. He is very focused on visual output, and he has been exploring the relationship between graphic design and psychological communication factors. He is keen on using art and design to mobilise people's psychological focus, and transmit positive information to the society. 

Harvesting Misunderstanding

This project is another interpretation of misunderstanding in cultural integration. It is emphasised that misunderstanding is the engine of cultural evolution and plays a key role in that. Yet I want to emphasise that behind the cultural integration, there are many threats and compromises, rebirth and disappearance, and people's persecution paranoia caused by cultural annexation. What I want to express most is the change of people's thinking caused by the scientific theory in the modern industrial age, as well as the conflict between science and various cultures.

With the development of science and technology, the origin and development of all things become reasonable, everything becomes explicable, and all behaviours become justified. As a result, people lose their reverence for nature. Science dissects everything, as well as the carrier of our soul, the body. Philosophy of science limits the space of our imagination. All people rely on scientific explanation and compare it to truth. We have lost the sense of mystery and awe of nature and culture, we can't find the sense of solemnity.

Keywords

Cultural Conflict, Cultural Disappearance, Cultural Invasion

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

Contact
explodeddesignschool@gmail.com
@exploded_design_school

In collaboration with



Exhibition team
Curators 
Claudia Chiavazza & Yifan Wu

Visual identity
Abhimanyu Bhatia & Shelley Huang

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

Writer
Gayathri Anthey

Website
Claudia Chiavazza & White Bai

Catalogue
Jean Zeng & Zimeng Jia

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

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