Alessia Arcuri

Selected Clients:
City, University London
Goldsmiths Press
Mozzilla Foundation
Natural History Museum
The British Museum

I work as a freelance and independent designer and most of my experience is in working in-house for cultural institutions. In addition to this, I occasionally take on selected print and digital projects, including websites, publications and visual identities.

I have experience in rolling out and leading on the design of large scale outdoor print campaigns, unpacking brand identities into coherent visual languages, as well as designing and supervising print production for projects at medium to large scale. I have also as worked closely with the learning departments of prominent cultural institutions to design resources that facilitate, challenge and inform the experiences of young visitors and their carers.

Since January 2021, I have been lecturing at Kingston School of Art, Department of Graphic Design.

My research interests revolves around the poetics, politics and practices of labour within the field of design practice and the creative industries. (As many others) I am interested in reading the phenomena of precarious work through the lens of workerist and autonomist theories with the potential to devise alternatives modes of production, reproduction and cooperation. For this, I draw from contemporary readings of commoning in their relation to queer theories and practices.

Since 2018, I am part of Evening Class, a collective exploring forms of self-organised learning at their intersection with design practice and labour. With Evening Class, I took part and co-organise reading groups and workshops, as well as experiment with recursive and process-led forms of cooperative work and decision-making.