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Strange encounters: A series of posters investigating the hybrid embodiment of Indo-Canadian identity

BALAKRISHNAN, Krishna;

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Postmodernism has been important in acknowledging many forms of “otherness” that emerge from differences in subjectivity, gender, race, class, temporal, spatial geographic location and dislocation. This has become a topic of interest among graphic designers as they explore design’s relationship with culture. This project, a series of creatures called The Avatars explore the use of graphic design to produce visual artifacts that discuss hybrid embodiment of Indo-Canadian identity. Using hybridity, Homi Bhabha’s concept of a “third space” identifies a metaphor for the space in which cultures meet. Where communication, negotiation, and translation bridge societies, a new space emerges.

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Palavras-chave: Graphic design, cultural hybridity, Culture, identity, third space,

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DOI: 10.5151/despro-icdhs2016-02_022

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BALAKRISHNAN, Krishna; "Strange encounters: A series of posters investigating the hybrid embodiment of Indo-Canadian identity", p. 179-181 . In: Wong, Wendy Siuyi; Kikuchi, Yuko & Lin, Tingyi (Eds.). Making Trans/National Contemporary Design History [=ICDHS 2016 – 10th Conference of the International Committee for Design History & Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2016.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-icdhs2016-02_022

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