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Selected news about graphic design, photography, film studies and media & interaction design for CV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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Manon van Hoeckel designs "neutral" travelling embassy

Manon van Hoeckel designs "neutral" travelling embassy | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Manon van Hoeckel is crowdfunding the In Limbo Embassy, a travelling office that aims to facilitate open discussion around immigration in the Netherlands.

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We Zhang Bojun in Shanghai

We Zhang Bojun in Shanghai | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

To kick off 2014, the OFOTO gallery in Shanghai has organized an exhibition of the work of Zhang Bojun (张博钧). Born in 1964 in the Heilongjiang province and now based in Beijing, Zhang is exhibiting his series We, taken over the course of seven years during his daily walks.

We explores the Chinese people, migration, and the dashed dreams of life in the big city, where workers, who represent the vast majority of the urban population, are unable to settle. Every day for seven years Zhang took photographs, broke them down, then reassembled them into a swarm of people who are at once identical and distinct.

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Visualizing Which Countries People Are Trying To Get Away From, And Where They're Going

Visualizing Which Countries People Are Trying To Get Away From, And Where They're Going | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

A new tool combines country-level and census data to reveal how people move across the planet.

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Identity And Migration Themes within Contemporary Art Explored In New Exhibition

Identity And Migration Themes within Contemporary Art Explored In New Exhibition | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The Ben Uri gallery is presenting the exhibition, Looking In: Photographic Portraits by Maud Sulter and Chan-Hyo Bae. This is the first in a series of exhibitions at Ben Uri to explore themes of identity and migration within contemporary art. The exhibition pair's photographic work by two artists whose interests are very different but who both choose costume and staged photography to re-present the sitter and to challenge the viewer's perceptions and prejudices about race, gender and history.

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