Date of Award

Spring 6-1-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Graphic Design

First Advisor

Minkyoung Kim

Second Advisor

Kelsey Dusenka

Third Advisor

Jayme Yen


Refiguring Relations sets conditions for interdependence and visualizes the affective relationships that people have with one another. Through scripts and participatory experiences, my work explores, challenges, and formulates expressions of collaboration. I extend spaces of overlap between individuals to encourage connection and alliance building, however temporary, slow, or small. In reading experiences, both print and digital, models of circulation and accessibility allow the audience to see and affect each others’ interactions. This thesis assembles methodologies and blueprints for reciprocal engagement, between designer and collaborators, designer and participants, and among participants themselves.


View exhibition online: Daphne Hsu, Refiguring Relations



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