Franziska Stetter

Off Kilter, or When I Stopped Complaining

This thesis recognizes the concept of “home” as a place of refuge that offers security and happiness, while questioning the significance of this utopian construct with the increased mobility of modern societies. When physically dislocated, we often experience an interruption that fissures our identity and changes our relationship to what we identify as our home. A constant change of environment makes us strive for the security of the familiar and acts unconsciously against social change. In a variety of projects with subjects of migration, identity, and displacement, I use graphic design to translate my observations and bring to light the complexities of cultural difference in a globalized world.

Master thesis 2013 Rhode Island School of Design