I am a communication designer and interdisciplinary artist working at the intersection of technology, design and philosophy. In my recent production I analyse and alter present digital ecosystems to set aesthetic and critical narratives that occur between reality and fiction. After years of questioning current visual cultures and their social impact, I am developing my own artistic practice to understand the politics of the contemporary digital image.



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︎ RESEARCH BIENNALE

Alternative Explorer Performs an Algofiction


︎ SAN MEI GALLERY

Collective Ritual of Longing


︎ DIS/CONNECT

Communication in the Age of Isolation


︎ METAL

El Arte de Hackear


︎ HANDLE WITH CARE

Actas BAU Design Forum 2017


︎ ON THE DESK

ADG Laus




© 2021 by Laia Miret


TOP MANTA





PROJECT:

Nadie es ilegal


CAMPAIGN
DESIGN
EVENT
2018

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GRAPHITE PENCIL D&AD IMPACT (2018)

FIAP SHORTLIST (2018)

PlayGround Do team worked with the Sindicato Popular de Vendedores Ambulantes for more than 10 months, helping them create a company, a fashion brand and a collection. The aim of the project was to find a way to get legal permits in order to be able to work in Spain. The ‘manteros’ already had an idea: Top Manta.

We organized afterwork workshops to help them learn assets on branding, illustration, printing... Famous designers and illustrators were interested in collaborating but, at the stage, we considered that giving them tools to develop everything by themselves was urgent.

 



The launch of the brand and the collection was celebrated with an event that ended up on a catwalk, where the ‘manteros’ modeled while exhibiting their very own clothing. A background video of the sea was projected while they where walking, as most of them left Senegal by boat, being the first time ever they had seen the ocean, to start a new life in Europe.


PLAYGROUND DO (STRATEGY)
CRISTIAN PALAZZI: CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR
ALBA MUÑOZ: PROJECT MANAGER
GEMMA SUNYER: LEGAL ADVISOR

A. TEAM (CREATIVITY)
LAIA MIRET: CREATIVE DIRECTOR
BLANCA FERNANDEZ: ART DIRECTOR
LAIA CANADA: DESIGNER, PHOTOGRAPHER
ANTON ALBITSKIY: DESIGNER, PHOTOGRAPHER

EVENT ORGANIZERS:
GABRIEL LAMA OLIART
SANDRA NAVARRO
GISELA FITÉ
MAHALA COMUNICACIÓN

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