Indiscipline: A Manifesto for Opening Graphic Design Futures

Inês Veiga


“Indiscipline” is a manifesto to pry open the everyday and imaginary of graphic designers. An invitation to free explorations and performative transformations of visual designs and acts of designing beyond the visual.

Through the happenings of four case study experiments, this paper reflects on the issues raised by a crucial manifesto in the history of graphic design. The “First Things First” manifesto published in 1964 and later revisited in 2000, serve as medium and material for an open-ended discussion on practices of communication and activism by design in the changing landscape of design research and industry relations, production and culture.

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