Megan Dipple

Megan Dipple BA (Hons) Interior Design 2020

As a designer I’m concerned with ensuring that design addresses current issues which are being experienced within society. Advertising and propaganda pay a huge role within society today, and they affect most people in different ways. Through research it became clear to me that propaganda influences the majority of society in varying ways, but thereis no designated space where people can explore this subject.

“Advertising design, in persuading people to buy things they don’t need, with money they don’t have, to impress people who don’t care” (Papanek, 1972).

Disentangle immerses the occupant into an experience where they get to explore the ideas of propaganda and how it can influence them. The aim of the scheme is to provide a journey around this subject, where the occupant gains newunderstandings on how they are influenced.

Disentangle is a space which has been successfully designed to predict and understand that people can process ideas differently to each other but at the same time encourages interaction and debate. Understanding that people process ideas differently is a key design influence to ensure the space includes multiple areas so that a wide audience can engage with the project.

Disentangle focuses on different types of therapy to ensure people have the skills and understanding to cope with the influences of propaganda. It creates spaces in which people can research, gain new skills, and access therapy in a safe space for all users.