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encoding resistance; Graphic Design and Media Control In The Syrian Uprising

Moufti, Nermin (2012) encoding resistance; Graphic Design and Media Control In The Syrian Uprising. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Moufti, Nermin
Abstract:

Encoding Resistance; Graphic Design and Media Control in The Syrian Uprising reenvisioned
graphic design as a critical praxis to observe the misinformation and control of
media practices in the context of the Syrian uprising. The project used a reflexive design
methodology that integrated elements of graphic design and journalism as visual means of
resistance against media hegemony. The thesis aimed to form a space whereby graphic
design could provide critical commentary on social and political conditions in Syria.
Encoding Resistance explored visual and material tactics to communicate fragments of
a lived experience through the perspective of the control of public opinion. The visual
exploration was an attempt at enacting theory through studio practice to highlight the
author’s design discipline as one form of citizenship and resistance.

Date: 2012
Uncontrolled Keywords: Graphic design, Syrian uprising, media control, propaganda, press, resistance, self-reflexivity, encoding, critical practice.
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
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Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 19:37
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2014 19:37
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/89

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