A Line Which Forms a Volume 3


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The third edition of A Line Which Forms a Volume is a critical reader of graphic design-led research that has been edited, written, designed and published by participants of the MA Graphic Media Design (MA GMD) course at London College of Communication (LCC).

“The roundabout is a place where an unknowing, or ‘performative’ act is being derived from the continuous, mundane acts of users both inside and outside of the space. These users are engaged in satisfying an ideal—learning the rules and norms of the roundabout—and we suggest that over time the day-to-day activities will eventually result in the creation of practices that resemble more cooperative interaction and a sharing of power, unlike what emulates from the traffic light and four-way stop.″ —T. Sullivan and C. Livingston in “Round and Round We Go! The Performative Nature of the Roundabout” in Space and Culture, 2017.

A Line Which Forms a Volume 3 embodies this space, framing the critical nature of design research through the metaphor of the roundabout, once a landmark of Elephant and Castle (where London College of Communication sits). The volume fosters collaboration between emergent and established research practices in design, cultivating a network of interdependence where new relationships are created and maintained, enabling the development of community rooted in the MA Graphic Media Design course.

Contributors include Andrew Brash, Evening Class, Qiming Don, Legrand Jäger, Oliver Jennings, Naomi Strinati and Yuxin Zhou. Includes interviews with Paul Soulellis, Anja Kaiser, Rebecca Stephany and visual essays, poems, and critical texts from graduate MA GMD participants.

Edited by Ricardo Gonçalves and Margarid Morais

Designed by Jaime Del Corro, Paloma Moniz, and Roxy Zeiher

Published by MA Graphic Design Media, London College of Communication, 2019

Softcover, 168 pages, b&w, 4.85 × 6.25 inches

ISSN: 2515-9801

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