First published paper! You can check the online proceedings here.
Focusing on the development of alternative methods of applying networked data to the production of visual communication,
which treat “each receiver [as] a potential sender” and enable non-hierarchical, collaborative interpretation and
production of material and immaterial content (Enzensberger, 1974, p.113).
The habit of spreading gossip from mouth to mouth has always been part of everyday life in small towns.
In recent years, with the increasing number of people joining social networking sites and the internet
opening more channels of communication, this activity has moved online. In this context,social networks
are used in a way which makes urban gossip take even greater proportions.Sharing personal information
and experiences with a wide range of people, not only opens up the possibility for new contacts,
but sometimes leads to embarrassing and potentially problematic ends.
‘Odumki’ is the result of an eight-day experimental workshop called Gossip Week featuring a group of graphic design students from AMTII.
The focus of the workshop is the relationship between content, concept and format. Working together, the participants had to create a web
campaign and encourage the online community to share personal stories and comments. Acquiring a rich mixture of social content,
their task was to identify a common logic through which to document, edit and lay down the content in printed form.
This included the graphic implementation of visuals and text in the form of a flyer and news bulletin.
Collecting social content and using in the design of printed communication, is not only applicable to text, but could also influence the choice of visual elements and images.
Variations of this method are used in order to engage the audience as an active participant in the communication process and distribution of commercial and non-commercial messages.
The news bulletin was hand-printed in an edition of 200 on recycled paper, each with a unique serial number. Copies have been distributed in cafes and other public places in Plovdiv.
Borislava Georgieva, Veselina Koleva, Georgi Stoyanov, Dilyana Hadjiiska, Denitza Chakarova, Elena Taneva,
Elina Karadjova, Zdravka Kokalova, Iva Kmetska, Ivan Tsvetkov, Konstantina Zhekova & Lora Muhovska.
Workshop leader: Miglena Minkova & Georgi Dimitrov.
“Design and design research do not primary focus on the world as it is,
like most scientific disciplines, trying to develop descriptions, interpretations,
and explanations of existing objects, processes, and activities;
design and design research share with engineering a fundamental interest
in focusing on the world as it could be,
on the imagination and realisation of possible futures,
as well as on the disclosure of new worlds.
This implies a reflection on the contingencies of our world today,
and of the practices for creating, imagining,and materialising
new worlds.”(Simon, 1996 (1981) in Grand, S. & Wiedmer, M., 2010).
Based on Samgrahaniratna, a cosmic chart showing the Dvipas, this drawing tool creates ever-expanding
and playful reconstructions of the Jain ideas about the structure of the universe and physical space.
Collaboration with CreateVoice the V&A’s youth collective, 2012.
Design of printed materials and identity for BA Graphic Design Degree Show 2012.
My role included designing and coordinating the print production of the catalogue,
poster, postcards and signage.