“The project is based on the initiative of the founders of the Critical Daily blogzine (, which has been collecting and publishing articles on critical practice projects in graphic design for four years. In 2022, this platform becomes the project initiator, aiming to stimulate designers towards active social engagement and critical thinking. Expert research (inc. has shown that critical design is now a relevant part of the design profession and, especially abroad, an equal field in research and practice. This online journal and educational platform on critical practice was launched in 2017, and was awarded the National Design Award in the New Horizons category in 2020, which further motivated its author team to professionally research critical design.”

Katarína Balážiková (SK) & Lenka Hámošová (CZ)