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We would like to invite you to the exhibition "Identity Crisis/Identity Crisis", presenting the works of students created during the Social Design (pro-social design) workshop held at the PJATK Faculty of New Media Art in Warsaw.

"In 2014, Marjatta Itkonnen initiated the creation of a program of international workshops focusing on current relevant social issues.

In a world filled with entertainment, advertising and solutions designed for the market, where graphic design is used to sell and increase profits often without concern for the well-being of people and nature, the Social Design Course has opened the eyes of hundreds of young people. (...) Design can raise awareness and influence a change in the dominant paradigm, but to do so requires a designer who can ask important questions such as Why? or What for? A designer who is aware that he or she actually has a choice about what he or she designs, who strives to make ethical choices, and who is able to find solutions in complex transdisciplinary areas. The Social Design Course is a time when students of all skill levels can take on the challenge of changing the world for the better."

Anna Eichler

The last edition of the 2023 Social Design workshop dealt with the theme of identity crisis. Each course, part of the workshop, interpreted this slogan in a different way, and its participants dealt with solving design challenges in different fields of art. At the exhibition, we can see, among other things, press illustrations, app designs, screen-printed zines with maps of utopian countries, and the design of a Slavic computer workstation, treated with a large dose of humor.

The exhibition is on display at the Pejotka Gallery at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, 9/11 Targ Drzewny Street, Gdansk, from April 9 to May 15. The opening ceremony will take place on April 19 at 5:00 p.m. Oleksandra Shevchuk and Varvara Paplauskaya, students from PJATK Warsaw, will be guest speakers at the opening with their original performacem "Glitch Labyrinths: Reflections of Slavic Heritage."

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