Avsar Gurpinar

I live, teach and design in the UK. I am a lecturer in Loughborough University, School of Design and Creative Arts. I am a co-founder of Ambiguous Standards Institute. I am a member of Design Research Society, a reviever for The Design Journal, an occasional critic for DAMN and Monu magazines and autodidactic tennis player.

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February 2022


FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE - REVIEW OF MONU #34 BY RUPAL RATHORE

Right: Ambiguous Standards of Protest by Cansu Cürgen and Avsar Gürpinar, p. 18-19

"Ambiguous Standards of Protest"
elaborates on how ordinary objects like cloth hanger, bra, house keys and others are 'recontextualized' to acquire new meanings when multiplied in large gatherings to convey a message quite literal or be used as a shield like the yellow umbrella in Hong Kong. Blocking the streets and hijacking logistics is perhaps found to be the quickest way to grab the attention of authorities, put forth demands for the most basic requirements like public transport or affordable health care and force decisions that prioritize the community over tourists....
Rupal Rathore is an architect, urban researcher and writer based in India. She practices design under her studio The Native Platform, in the quaint city of Udaipur.
This review of
MONU #34 was first published on The Native Platform on December 23, 2021.

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