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.

Visual Narrative Studio 2021


Author’s Name:
Oona Raadelma


Project Name:
Standing in a Giant Crowd of Strangers – a digital zine


Project description:
Standing in a Giant Crowd of Strangers is a digital zine which concentrates on what many of us are missing during the pandemic: crowds of people. I made this zine during the Spring 2021 lockdown in Helsinki, nearly a year after the first global outbreak of CO-VID19.


Crowds are at the centre of social life: national and international events, social change and civic celebration, major incidents and everyday life – these all involve experiences with crowds.


By combining texts and pictures from different sources thise zine digs deeper into the question: what is a crowd?


Currently the zine is only available for computer screens and it can be found under this link: