Notes, texts, and images relating to the idea of creating a Marxist design practice that operates within the Capitalist system.
[WIP] Futures of Journalism Rules of Engagement
Stop going to media & journalism conferences
Listen to non-media folks talking about journalism
Search for the unknown unknowns
Speculate and publish your speculations
Build something and break it
Learn about the history of journalism
Question your notions of how journalism works and has to function
Ask "what if not?"
Question the tech-centered visions of the future of media and journalism
A Marxist design practice always recognizes and respects the agency of individuals, populations, and classes.
Tenth principle of a Marxist design practice: Our design practice is attitudinal, not orthodox; we consider ourselves humans who solve problems, rather than considering ourselves as designers. This allows us to break from the normative role of the designer within capitalism.
Ninth principle of a Marxist design practice: We recognize that the truest political potential of our work lies not in explicit political messaging but in the subversive use of the raw materials of graphic design (signs and substrates).
The ideologies present in capitalism are reproduced in and fortified by the images capitalism produces.
Eighth principle of a Marxist design practice: We recognize that our praxis is graphic design, and that through our graphic design we can lead masses to revolution (whether it be a revolution in ideas or in materials).