Date of Award

Spring 6-1-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Graphic Design

First Advisor

Minkyoung Kim

Second Advisor

Nora Khan

Third Advisor

Theo Lepage-Richer


Jettisoning the Frame: Strategies for Designing at the Threshold explores graphic design’s capacity for facilitating critique and understanding of accelerating systems of technological control and complexity. Working across archives, architectures, and infrastructures, designing at the threshold is an approach that takes the opacity of systems and subjects alike as a starting point from which new possibilities, configurations, and relations emerge. It is a loose methodology predicated on shifting, jettisoning, and reorienting the role and frame of the designer from objectivity to subjectivity. From neutrality to implication. From scientific to messy. From solutionism to something else.



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