Fashion Institute of Technology Graphic Design BFA Senior Thesis
Nuevx Futuro (New Future) is a digital zine that envisions possibilities for the future of Central America in a way that is inclusive and contemporary. Through decolonized perspectives and Y2K influence, this investigation aims at becoming an instrument for reflection and identification as part of the artistic production from Central America, which often has no representation or is diluted by Eurocentric standards. After researching Mesoamerican design for my thesis and (re)contextualizing artifacts in relation to indigenous traditions, this project ignores the construct of time while blurring the realms of real and synthetic.
Nuevx Futuro lives on a microsite– encapsulated in the form of a “vessel” comprised of a MacBook, which has been modified in the tradition of Salvadoran buses. Using crystals, clay, and found electrical materials, I transform my Mac into a personalized expression of my aesthetic, disregarding the rules of modernity and Western influence.
Full project available at www.nuevxfuturo.cargo.site
Analyzing western visual culture’s influence within the cultural context of post-colonial spaces allows the opportunity for discussions on capitalism and its translation into new environments. From rapid emerging technology to the infiltration of corporate identities, there is a shift in the visual traditions being embraced by the people. This zine encourages new perspectives while still embracing the indigenous past that we come from.
Special thank you to my friends, family and collegues for helping to make this project possible.
From Here, Where do we go?
FIT GD Student Exhibition 2021