Come and see Hena Ali’s practice-led Graphic Communication Design PhD research displayed in the Window Gallery at Central Saint Martins (Design) Degree Show Two from 24th June -28th June 2015.
This could be a good chance to get a better understanding of the beauty of Art & Design practice-led PhD’s.
Also, its could be interesting for you to see how issues can be taken as strategic design opportunities; initiating points; how collaborative practice and context/s can be taken as a sustainable design tool for designing effective systems as innovation.
‘Graphic communication design practice for sustainable social advocacy in Pakistan: Co-developing contextually responsive communication design (GCD) methodologies in culturally diverse contexts’, Hena Ali, 2015
Her PhD demonstrates the amazing potential of collaborative communication design practice to facilitate generate and enhance sustainable social engagement. The research establishes how design can effectively respond to issues as design opportunities and help sustain innovation by designing effective systems, through engagement within diverse contexts.
The PhD specifically explores how social advocacy can be made sustainable in low-literacy contexts like Pakistan by drawing on graphic communication design practice. The exploration focuses an exemplary issue of garbage disposal practices in a low-literacy low-income community of Dhok Chaudrian in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The practice identifies and engages vernacular graphic media, collaborative design projects and local communities through graphic communication design practice, to map and co-design effective graphics-based social advocacy interventions sustainable in Pakistani context. The resulting design models and the methodology is documented as transferable communication design schema of practice applicable in diverse contexts.
Hena’s PhD work will be displayed in the Central Saint Martins (Design) Degree Show Two in the Granary Building Window Gallery , 24-28 June 2015.