Damaris Colhoun

“CITIZEN:Citizen’s aim to reposition design objects, encourage discussion, invert the power structures and reclaim authority as their own/everyone else’s is uniquely contemporary.It captures the spirit of the times, particularly in the context of design and media today. Forgive me is this analogy is clumsy but CITIZEN:Citizen’sapproach to the design world is not unlike the way bloggers and u-tubers approach journalism,cinema, advertising, and music. It’s about reinventing and repositioning traditional mediumsand paradigms. It’s the idea that the authorities as we knew them- the editors, the reporters, the directors, the gallerists—are changing. That’s not to say that connoissorship is dead but that authority- the people who decide what’s good and what’s not- no longer has to come from the top; it’s something that can be much more democratic.”

Damaris Colhoun
Freelance Editor