Graphic Design, Radical Democracy or/and the Commons

One of the origins of graphic design lies in the visual or concrete poetry (free verses) of the late 19th century. Later, the way words were used in Futurism, Dadaism or the Vienna Group even influenced advertising. But can poetry also reach propaganda? We looked for new forms of poetry and its relationship to the political. We also dealt with poetry and handicaps. We concentrated on books about “the crisis” and analyzed their titles. Which ones promise a different economy and society, with the dream to do less, to be sustainable, to slow down?

Carlos Toledo


Contributors:
Alla Charnagalov, Kean Ehsasi, Samire Gurgorovci, Matthäus Mayr, Kevin Jagschitz, Tijana Lazovic, Leon Okoth, Adaeze Ike, Lisa-Marie Weidl, Sarah Rapatz, Salma Shaka, Artemiy Shevelev, Johanna Teufel, Philipp Miksch, Carlos Toledo