Arjun Harrison-Mann

MA work

Dialogical Design, Disability Benefits

Often driven by the causes closest to his heart, Arjun's practice currently engages in the recent Disability Benefit Cuts that are taking place in the UK, in which the British government have been found guilty of 'grave or systematic violations' of disabled peoples human rights by the United Nations. Through engaging in this subject via the framework of dialogical design, Arjun is currently creating work that responds to the disability benefit distribution system implemented by tech giants Atos & Capita and along with Benjamin Redgrove is collaborating with DPAC (Disabled People Against Cuts) in order to create a tool to facilitate alternative protest online for deaf and disabled people.

The Book in the Global Village 2.0

A continual exploration of how the internet and printed matter can work in tandem today. 'The Book in the Global Village' speculates the role of print in the day of the digital native.

Now that our understanding of the world is being constantly and consistently updated, the book is no longer the most accessible or fastest means of written communication. In today's age does the book now need to grow into a mobile device of unification? Tapping into the passion, humour and sensibility of an internet age? Working in tandem with the web and linking to our global village*, to create a place where speech can be stored but also edited through connection.

The book as hybrid between material & immaterial space-time.

Connected, separate, individual, whole.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Visual Communication, 2017

  • Arjun Harrison-Mann is a London-based designer, activist and advocate for dialogue, whose practice proposes the role of dialogical design and Reflective Machines in Post-Visual Communication. Having studied MA Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art, Arjun is also co-founder of Studio Hyte and takes part in multiple lectures, debates and workshops. Through both his collaborative and individual practice, he is keen to explore alternative methods of engagement, where both the subject matter and participant are considered in equal measure. He is currently exploring this through creating work that responds the recent cuts in Disability Benefits in the UK.

    Studio Hyte

    Approaching branding, print, website and exhibition design through emergent modes of interaction and communication, Studio Hyte's ethos is to create meaningful and progressive work within a social and cultural context. Notable projects include; Toilet Break, London Design Festival, 2016; Diaspore: Green Week Festival, Royal College of Art, London, 2016; At No-ones Authority, British Library, 2015. As well as commissioned work, Hyte is also dedicated to contributing critical thought and reflection within Visual Communication; through self-directed research projects such as 'The Book in the Global Village'. A web connected book that explores the role of the printed page in relation to this increasingly connected world.

  • Degrees

  • BA Graphic Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, 2015
  • Experience

  • Co-Founder, Studio Hyte, London, 2015–Onwards.; Paju Typography Institute (PaTI), Paju, South Korea, 2017.; Crafting Conductivity, Royal College of Art, London, 2016.; Red Tape, Royal College of Art, London, 2016.; Designer, Unit 9, London, 2015.; Design intern, Firebelly Design, Chicago, 2014.; Widening Participation @ Central Saint Martins, London, 2012—2015; Intern, Firebelly Design, Chicago, 2011.
  • Exhibitions

  • Tanikawa's Living Room (Collab. Anastasia Galicheva), 331 Gallery, Tokyo, 2017.; Typeforce 7 Installation (Collab. Firebelly Design), Chicago, 2016.; Exhibition Evenings 1–8, House Gallery, London, 2013–2015.
  • Conferences

  • Design, Dialogue & Activism, Design INDABA, Cape Town, 2017.; PaTi X RCA, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, 2017.; Graphic Persuasion, Crowd Talks, London, 2017.; Communication vs Dialogue, D&I Debates, Central Saint Martins, London, 2016.; Autonomy and The Machine, D&I Debates, Central Saint Martins, London, 2015.; Engaging the Public Through Design, Winchester School of Art, England, 2015.; Design Education, D&I Debates, Central Saint Martins, London 2014.