The Fourth Estate Utopias Journal #1

The House of Common Affairs (HOCA) is a new, smashing journal about the Fourth Estate Utopias. It provides an opportunity to challenge the niche and yet popular field that exists in the overlap between the arts and journalism. HOCA invites a more diverse range of voices into the conversation with the aim to promote an international and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas, as well as knowledge. It seeks to offer a space for critical thinking with the aim of provoking further developments in this field.

The Fourth Estate Utopias is the first issue of HOCA, and as such addresses the project’s subtitle, ‘fancy discussions about Fourth Estate utopias,’ and is about the role of visual communication in relation to journalism.

Introduction by Noortje van Eekelen 
Forum 1: ‘An Artist, a Politician, and a Journalist Walk Into a Bar…’ with Belle Phromchanya, Ruben Pater, Ken Hollings, Monika Parrinder, Noortje van Eekelen and participants; moderated by Paula Minelgaite 
‘Form, function, content, payroll: micro and macro politics of design,’ essay by Depatriarchise Design 
Interviews with Alina Negoita, Chourouk Zarkaoui and Latifah Al-Said 
Forum 2: ‘What Do We Want? Clickbait! When Do We Want It? The Answer Will Shock You!’ with Olivier Kugler, Jessie Bond, Theo Inglis and participants; moderated by Paula Minelgaite 
‘Parallel channels,’ essay by Jaione Cerrato

Alina Negoita is an interdisciplinary artist 
Belle Phromchanya is a designer, visual researcher, and filmmaker 
Chourouk Zarkaoui is a multidisciplinary designer and communicator 
Depatriarchise Design (Anja Neidhardt and Maya Ober) is a research platform focusing on Design Patriarchy 
Jaione Cerrato is a graphic designer and artist 
Jessie Bond is a writer, researcher, and editor 
Ken Hollings is a writer, broadcaster, and cultural theorist 
Latifah Al-Said is an artist of British/Omani heritage 
Monika Parrinder is a design writer, consultant, and educator 
Noortje van Eekelen is the founder and director of ACED 
Olivier Kugler is a reportage illustrator 
Paula Minelgaite is a designer concerned with the politics of truth 
Ruben Pater is a designer and researcher 
Theo Inglis is a graphic designer and writer

Sponsored, produced and printed by Pressision Ltd, UK 
Paperback, 103 x 195mm, 144 pp 
ISSN 632-4482 01 
Edited by Paula Minelgaite 
Published by House of Common Affairs, London, UK 
Designed by Minelgaite studio