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Decoding the semiology of violence in Caracas.

For residents of Caracas, one of the most dangerous cities in the world, violence has become part of daily life. The present work forms part of long-term visual-ethnographic research undertaken by the author. It seeks to show how violence influences both the aesthetics and lifestyle of Caraqueños.

Applying the methodology of design ethnography, the research investigates how semiotic elements associated with violence seep into everyday life, and the long-term impact of this behavior on social inclusion and exclusion.

The study offers a new way of deciphering violence and reveals its pervasiveness in society by showing how Caraqueños learn to navigate the subtle and unspoken codes which violence shapes and modifies.

Degree project: Ronald Pizzoferrato
Specialization: MA Trends & Identity, 2020
Mentors: Prof. Bitten Stetter, Dr. phil. Francis Müller,
Salvatore Vitale

Image 2, PLOMO
Image 2, PLOMO