Nation as Decoration: The InVisibility of the US Flag in Sweden
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
This project explores banal nationalism from a perspective where the visibility and usage of the US flag as decoration on everyday products in Sweden is problematized. In comparison with the Swedish flag which has a history of being “unwaved” because open nationalism for a long time has been thought of as vulgar in Sweden, the frequent reproduction of the US flag seems to elude a critical discussion on national expressions. The effects of using a national symbol for commercial purposes is therefore theoretically and practically researched.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 28 p.
, Moa Sundkvist
Banal Nationalism, Commerce, Decoration, Depoliticization, Flag, Flag of Sweden, Flag of the United States, Invisibility, Nationalism, Repetition, Visibility
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-5263OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-5263DiVA: diva2:842324
Storytelling (Graphic Design & Illustration, Master)
2015-04-15, Svarta Havet, LM Ericsons väg 14, Stockholm, 13:30 (English)
Kaaman, Sara, Guest teacherHeberling, Rikard, ResearcherKhosravi, Behzad Khosravi, PhDSandzén, Kalle, Lecturer
Lewengard, Johanna, Professor in graphic design
The full thesis contains copyrighted material which has been removed in the published version. 2015-10-162015-07-182015-10-16Bibliographically approved