1957 onwards : New Malaya / Malaysia


Merdeka, or the period of Independence saw a historical opportunity for a definitive articulation and shaping of a Malaysian identity. In reality, the struggles and contestation of symbolism, aesthetics and socio-political values continue to influence what constitutes ‘Malaysia design’. ‘Malaysia design’ is fluid and in constant negotiation, and we can begin to unravel the threads of influences through the choices of imagery and symbolism that were articulated,  reiterated, diffused and persisted through different forms of design work until today.

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