flagstories brazil on designboom

04 July 2015

by Shuhai Senda

Shuhai Senda of Designboom interviewed Nikki Gonnissen on the JA Florianapolis flag project, summer 2015.

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“(…)drawing on the notion of ‘one man – one vote,’ thonik’s Nikki Gonnissen in collaboration with Pieke Bergmans, created the jà! (now!) series of flags to capture the sovereignty of the individual, graphically modeled to symbolise their physical residence; with each one expressing the colours and architectural decorations of the habitant’s personal home in florianópolis, brazil, where the project was cited. the residents were captured by photo holding their flag aloft, declaring their personal agency. the powerful symbolism shows the citizen’s independence while conceding they must operate within the bounds of their community quite literally displaying each member with a piece of society’s ‘fabric’. the project was realised for the design biennale of brazil.(…)”

Read the full article here.