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Abbie Vickress

MA work

Politics. Community. Privatisation.

Using privatisation of the public sector as an example, my project looks at the relationship and dysfunctional communication methods between Politics and communities.

The Big Society was the flagship policy idea of the 2010 UK Conservative Party general election manifesto, with the aim to create a climate that empowers and enables local people and communities to take care of their own politics, taking power away from politicians and giving it to the people.

Yet in reality, neoliberalism took priority and resulted in the threat to important societal attributes, ranging from the small local post office to our education systems and the ground we walk on. Ultimately we are falling into a world where we know the price of everything and the value of nothing. 


  • Abbie Vickress
  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Visual Communication, 2014

  • My practice seeks to challenge dogma, while aiming to solve problems and raise awareness about issues I deem imperative to everyday life. At the core of both my design and research are an interest in social awareness and the act of political engagement. By exploring the problems that different societies and communities face on a day-to-day basis, my projects aim to become rooted in social design and raise consciousness. 

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design, The University of the West of England, 2012
  • Awards

  • International Society of Typographic Designers, 2012