The Visual Communication Design programme at Aalto University (VCD) is an international learn- ing community committed to investigating new modes of action within visual communication. This archive was established in 2020 as a means to document and share the activity and work of the programme.

Discourse in Design 2020

MA Visual Communication Design Programme



21.10-04.11.2020 ⁣⁣

Otaniementie 14, Väre Lobby⁣⁣

Aalto University


Discourse in Design consists of working in independent reading groups where thematic course literature is explored through reading, writing and conversation. This installation presents the outcome of the reading group work.


The course introduces contemporary theory and concepts within and beyond the field of visual communication design. It is a space for unlearning design dogmas, where we illuminate various ways of knowing and re-evaluate the discursive and material aspects of design practice


[Course Participants]

Oona Raadelma

Annukka Laine

Emma Johansson

Federico Simeoni

Hilla Mäkelä

Mirya Nezvitskaya

Iida Pohjolainen

Shambhavi Singh

Johanna Tenström

Otso Teperi

Katja Ronkanen

Kiira Keski-Hakuni

Leonardo Passuello

Aino Salonen

Iina Silventoinen

Iiris Halme

Saara Obele

Mihkali Pennanen

Strahinja Jovanović

Stella Keppo

Sanni Wessman

Tuuli Ollikainen


Course teacher: Anni Puolakka