Keyword: visual culture

Mary Ikoniadou

Image and text in the construction of Greek national imaginaries. Pyrsos magazine in the GDR, 1961–1968

The research seeks to identify the ways in which the magazine’s editorial and art direction practices portrayed a space in which the refugees constructed their identity, their relationship to their homeland (Greece), their lives under “Real existing Socialism’ (mainly in the German Democratic Republic) and produced national(ist) imaginings.

Artemis Alexiou

Design History And Gender Politics: Paratexts in the General Feminist Weekly Periodical Press (England c. 1888-1899)

The project follows a transdisciplinary methodology, and uses an interdisciplinary mix of theories to reveal whether the editorial design of three feminist periodicals was in any way influenced by late Victorian gender conventions. In general terms, the thesis argues that design objects need to be studied in accordance to the specific social, cultural, economic, political, technological, and aesthetic conditions at the time of production, whilst paying equal attention to producers as well as readers/users/consumers.