Kingston University Communication Design MA

Claudia Chiavazza 

Claudia Chiavazza is an Italian research-led practitioner currently based in London. After completing her bachelor’s in Design and Visual Communication at the Polytechnic of Turin, she pursued a master’s in Graphic Design at Kingston University. Her practice focuses on the dialogue between graphic medias and design thinking as tools of investigation in digital and analogical formats. She is a visual communicator and researcher with a decentralised position informed by a diverse range of theories and fields of study. Thanks to her expertise, she aims to undertake alternative forms of design-actions to reflect and question social, political, and cultural constructs within the realm of cultural, educational, and design-oriented organisations.

Blueprint of the constructions of notions of Home

How are the notions of home constructed by the traveller in the current conditions of Supermodernity? Drawing upon a collection of records gathered through quantitative and qualitative research, the project investigates the attributes in play in the construction of the notions of home. Informed by Augé’s definition of the anthropological place, defined as relational, historical, and concerned with identity, combined with autoencoder and generative models used within machine learning to redefine the design process, this body of work analyses and decodes the functional and expressive qualities of the concepts of home. The research and its findings are presented in the form of an exhaustive map which illustrates the latent connections between theoretical resources as well as a dynamic video, inviting the observer to reflect upon their relationship with the concepts of home by highlighting its everchanging nature.

Research mapping designed to convey the intent of the investigation and its development unfolded through key sections highlighted with a white background.

Research mapping detail


Machine Learning / Anthropology / Mapping


Instagram: @claudia_chiavazza
Website: https://claudia.chiavazza.uk/
Email: chiavclaudia@gmail.com

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


In collaboration with
London Design Festival

Exhibition team
Anna Kehrer / Ells Flynn / Zeina Boukhaled

Jiani Liao

Abhimanyu Bhatia / Alberto Ajelli / Liz Huang

Special thanks to
Claudia Chiavazza / Chang Liu / Yangyang Wu / Yifan Wu / Lucy-May Turner / Yongxin Bai

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