A Line Which Forms a Volume 5

︎Graphic Design, Editorial Book Design
︎Coursework, MAGMD, UAL
︎Jul, 2021-Dec, 2021, London
︎Caretakers:  Amy Henry Dasha, Lugovkin Ilaria, Golin Sarah Støle, Victoire Colliou, Ghia Koussa, Reuxn Xin Yao, Jaeeun Bia Lee, Yuan Gu, Wendy Xiuwen Chen


A Line Which Forms a Volume 5 is a critical reader and symposium of graphic design-led research, which is written, edited, designed, and published by participants of the MA Graphic Media Design course at London College of Communication and advised by Open Practice. The fifth issue explores acts of leaning and how they interconnect with concepts of care and transparency in the process of making design research public.

We see leaning as the of diverging forces seeking shared stability and collaboration. When leaning, we defy structural integrity and we let vulnerability arise. As our practice leans on, through, into and towards a subject (and vice versa), we show and exercise care for the complexities of contemporary society.

We are interested in discussing leaning from a particular perspective: the encounter between care and radical transparency in design research. By using graphic design as a critical tool for investigation and divulgation, we build physical and conceptual support structures that provide the public with a route into the research areas we are contributing to.