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dc.contributor.advisorCabianca, David
dc.creatorBalakrishnan, Krishna Krishnapalan
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-28T15:43:21Z
dc.date.available2015-08-28T15:43:21Z
dc.date.copyright2015-04-28
dc.date.issued2015-08-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/30110
dc.description.abstractPostmodernism has been important in acknowledging the many forms of “otherness” that emerge from differences in subjectivity, gender, race, class, temporal and spatial geographic location and dislocation. This has become a topic of interest among graphic designers as they explore design’s relationship with culture. This thesis explores the use of graphic design to produce visual artifacts that discuss hybrid embodiment of Indo-Canadian identity. Cultural identities are represented as competing against one another, which results in recognizing one another as strangers. Multiculturalism and the migrant perspective are always constructed by proximity between strangers. Using hybridity, Homi Bhabha’s (1994) concept of a “third space” identifies a metaphor for the space in which cultures meet. Where communication, negotiation, and translation bridge societies, a new space emerges. This thesis employs the interventions of “the third space” to negotiate a meeting space with strangers. The project prepared during this thesis, The Avatars, represents an alternative way of seeing migrant perceptions of displacement, temporality and belonging.
dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectDesign
dc.subjectAsian studies
dc.subjectFine arts
dc.titleStrange Encounters: An Investigation of Graphic Design-Produced Artifacts that Discuss Hybrid Embodiment of Indo-Canadian Identity
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.disciplineDesign
dc.degree.nameMDes - Master of Design
dc.degree.levelMaster's
dc.date.updated2015-08-28T15:43:21Z
dc.subject.keywordsDesign
dc.subject.keywordsGraphic design
dc.subject.keywordsCulture
dc.subject.keywordsHybrid
dc.subject.keywordsHybridity
dc.subject.keywordsCultural hybridity
dc.subject.keywordsThird Space
dc.subject.keywordsIndian-Canadian
dc.subject.keywordsIndo-Canadian
dc.subject.keywordsIndia
dc.subject.keywordsCanada
dc.subject.keywordsSuperheroes
dc.subject.keywordsPrincesses
dc.subject.keywordsHindu gods
dc.subject.keywordsStrange encounters
dc.subject.keywordsPosters
dc.subject.keywordsBook design
dc.subject.keywordsImage-making


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