Designing Resistance in the Middle East

Graphic designer and activist Maya Moumne on how consumers can be emancipated—and manipulated—by design

  
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Maya Moumne is a Lebanese designer and activist who has devoted her professional life to understanding the mechanisms of propaganda in order to drive progression both in the Middle East and abroad through graphic design.

Maya co-runs Safar Studio, a graphic design studio who works closely with clients whose mission they believe in. Alongside this, for the past year she has been creating Al Hayya Magazine which launches in December. Al Hayya is a women’s magazine which does not, she says, celebrate women, but reveals the struggles and fight ongoing in the Middle East.

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