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State of the World

Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection; Gray's School of Art Design Collection
Object Type: Photographic and Electronic Media
Artist/Maker: Koleva, Petia
Place Made: United Kingdom: Aberdeenshire, Gray's School of Art
Date: 2012
Media/Materials: DVD
Awards: RGU Design for Digital Media Purchase Award; BP Design Award
Classification: Design: Design for Digital Media


DVD of a quicktime video

Artist’s Statement

State of the world project is inspired by my belief of social responsibility. I am truly convinced that every design professional should use their creative ideas and talent to help communities and societies, especially in regions with poor living conditions. As part of the western society we barely think about what our lives will be like without water and food. There are places is the world where water is a precious commodity while in others it is a basic right.
After reading an extensive body of gruesome data related to water deprivation and its consequences, I decided to create an information graphics video that will show some of the most shocking facts of the modern global society where children are suffering from malnutrition and malaria disease.
I believe that visual language is a powerful tool, it either can be used to sell cookies and gadgets or to influence people to take action and change lives. State of the world video is my attempt to use visual narrative along with statistics and facts to urge people to take action and change the lives of people in need.
Robert Gordon University Purchase Prize 2012.
BP Design Award Winner 2012.

Object Number: ABDRG2012.52