Jacques Lange

Jacques Lange
University of Pretoria | UP · Department of Visual Arts

BA Information Design (4 years)
Independent researcher, writer, curator, editorial designer and lecturer available for commissions and collaborations.

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Introduction
Jacques Lange has lectured part-time at the Department of Visual Arts, University of Pretoria since 1990. He does research in Communication Design and is current research projects include South African communication design history and exhibition curation.
Additional affiliations
May 1990 - December 2020
University of Pretoria
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Subjects: Information Design and Visual Communication
May 1990 - December 2020
University of Pretoria
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Co-founder of the academic jurnal 'Image & Text' and editorial advisor. Editor, 'DESIGN>Magazine' ( 2007–2011). Research outputs include more than 180 articles, technical and policy documents, conference presentations, workshops and related activities.
Education
March 1999 - November 2000
University of Pretoria
Field of study
  • Information Design
January 1985 - October 1988
University of Pretoria
Field of study
  • Information Design

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Publications (24)
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This essay explores some of the dialogical journeys that the Another Time, Another Place exhibition prompted me to address 37 years after I started studying at the University of Pretoria (UP). These journeys include confronting uncomfortable questions, re-evaluating historical contexts, and exploring elusive answers regarding the seeking, shaping a...
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Another Time, Another Place is a reunion exhibition of artworks by 40 artists who graduated 30 to 36 years ago at the University of Pretoria (South Africa) during a most significant seven-year period between 1986 and 1992. The exhibition celebrates a group of extraordinary creatives and shows how they have developed since graduation. They have beco...
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Another Time, Another Place is a reunion exhibition of artworks by 40 artists who graduated 30 to 36 years ago at the University of Pretoria (South Afica) during a most significant seven-year period between 1986 and 1992. Volume 2 of the exhibition catalogue consists of 20 topical essays written by a spectrum of authors. Some have direct links to t...
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Epic, herculean, encyclopaedic, definitive, ambitious, big, exhaustive, comprehensive, holistic, inclusive, eclectic, busting the Western-centric canon, world scale, definitive, analytical, deeply exploratory, overwhelming and immersive. These are some of the adjectives and descriptors that reviewers have used to describe Victor Margolin’s first tw...
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There is to date very little published research and writing about South African design history. One of the main obstacles has been dealing with the legacy of forty years of apartheid censorship (1950 to 1990) that banned and destroyed a vast array of visual culture in the interests of propaganda and national security. This paucity of material is ag...
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The legacy that communication designers will leave behind will depend on their understanding of the roles and responsibilities they carry to protect our planet and their honest assessment of the games they might be playing to the detriment, or not, of the planet and its inhabitants. This article is a response to the Contributoria edition topic, 'Pr...
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One of the most topical debates in South Africa is the country’s colonial past and specifically, the relevance of its colonial memorials, monuments, and institutions. One such institution is the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), which in 2010 celebrated the centenary of its Foundation Collection and in 2015, celebrated the centenary of its original E...
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Icograda celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013, which signifies a remarkable achievement of global collaboration amongst the communication design community. To honour this major landmark, a group of former presidents have come together to spearhead the Icograda Legacy Initiative as a means to contribute creatively to the celebrations, as well as...
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One does not write easily about communication design in a country with such a complex history and diverse society as that of South Africa. Located at Africa’s most southern tip lies a country that has experienced one of the most tragic histories and extraordinary socio-political transformations in recent memory and South African communication desig...
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Image & Text was conceptualised at the dawn of South Africa’s radical socio-political transformations and has become a mirror that reflects the changes in the country’s history and the impact on disciplines such as design, fine art, art history, popular culture, visual studies, and social anthropology. Over the past two decades, Image & Text has pr...
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An African perspective on design education beyond 2011 When I was asked contribute to the update of the Icograda Design Education Manifesto, I started a process of extensive reading and consultation, followed by much introspection and contemplation. I soon realised that a substantial body of work has accumulated on the subject in recent years, main...
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The Icograda Design Education Manifesto, a key legacy of Oullim, is a core document that defines the Council's position on design education. The Manifesto advocates that design education must be a learning-centred environment, enabling students to develop their potential in and beyond academic programs. The Icograda Design Education Manifesto was...
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Curator's statement: Jacques Lange X-ings: Shaping culture through design (X-ings pronounced 'crossings') is a significant exhibition in many ways. It is the first retrospective exhibition of design featuring the alumni and personnel of the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Pretoria (UP). It is also the first of its kind in South Afric...
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South Africa’s participation in the IDA World Design Survey (WDS) pilot project transpired due to collaboration between the Design Institute and four professional design associations representing design education, industrial, interior design and communication: Design Education Forum of Southern Africa (DEFSA), Industrial Design Association of South...
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Books published on South African communication design are rare to find. Sporadically, awards annuals or company show-cases see the light, but few books exist that delve into the thinking and creative processes-with substantial depth of discourse-on local communication design and designers. A big question looms: why would an individual deem it appr...
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One does not write easily about graphic design in a country with such a complex history and diverse society as that of South Africa. Located at the most southern tip of the African continent lies a country that has experienced one of the most tragic histories and extraordinary socio-political transformations in recent memory. This journey has taken...
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On 11 and 12 December 2002, more than 80 participants from 15 countries gathered in Barcelona, Spain, for an Icograda Regional Meeting to explore how graphic designers can make a positive impact or society. Entitled ‘Graphic Design for Social Causes,’ the Meeting introduced participants to four social issues through presentations by experienced non...
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Interview with Ashley Booth featured at www.icograda.org, June 2002
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The week spanning 10 to 17 September 2001 represents contradictory experiences for the close to 500 delegates from 34 countries who participated in the Sappi World Design Convergence (SWDC) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Celia Clucas, the CEO of Design South Africa, accurately summarised these experiences: “It was ultimately a time of heartfelt joy...
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From 11 to 14 September 2001, Design South Africa hosted Sappi World Design Convergence 2001, the first multidisciplinary international convergence on design ever to be held on the African continent. During this festival, leading designers and scholars from all over the world shared their unique histories, current experiences and future visions wit...
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Presented at the Seminario Internacional: Perspectivas del Desiño Gráfico, organised by Icograda and Prografica. Havana, Cuba. 13 June 2001. Africa is not generally perceived as a global centre of significant design activity. However, for those in the know, South Africa is a vibrant laboratory of experimentation and innovation. Graphic design in So...

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