Online lecture by Ruben Pater
25 May 2022, online
- Online lecture by Ruben Pater about his recent book CAPS LOCK
- Part of the WAQ22 Conference
Lecture: CAPS LOCK: how capitalism took hold of graphic design and how to resist it
Capitalism could not exist without the coins, banknotes, documents, information graphics, interfaces, branding, and advertising made by graphic designers. It seems design is locked in a cycle of exploitation and extraction, furthering inequality and environmental collapse. How do we better understand the relationship between graphic design and capitalism, and how do we build more ethical alternatives?
Ruben Pater (1977, NL) was educated as a graphic designer, worked in several design studios, also independently, and as an educator (e.g. MA Royal Academy of Art, The Hague). With Untold Stories Pater makes critical work on the edge of graphic design, journalism and activism.
CAPS LOCK is an inspirational book full of sources for design students, educators and visual communicators all over the world, just like Rubens first book The Politics of Design (BIS, 2016). www.untold-stories.net; @unlisted_roots; @capitalslock
CAPS LOCK is also available as an Ebook via this link