Graphic design

Elsa Westreicher

Elsa Westreicher (*1989, Kinshasa, DRC) lives and works between Berlin and Kinshasa. She graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design with First Class Honors in 2012 and was able to pursue her interest in cultural studies at The New School for Social Research in 2013–2014 through a DAAD scholarship. Her practice is grounded in an awareness for communicative conventions and visual languages and the desire to question and destabilise reading patterns, including the logics of coloniality. She focuses on initiating and supporting projects that follow similar lines of thinking and doing. She has been an active part of S A V V Y Contemporary–The Laboratory of Form-Ideas between 2014 and 2020, where she initiated the Design Department and curated the project Spinning Triangles: Ignition of a School of Design. After working at Stan Hema, a Berlin based agency that develops brand and communication strategies (2016–2018), she is now mainly involved in freelance and self-initiated projects.