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We Cannot Not Change | Artwork

We Cannot Not Change is my personal contribution to the fundraising group show “Planet Before Profit” organised by Carla Scotto and hosted at Workshop Melbourne.

At the end of 2019, Carla recently announced that the exhibition raised $7K which have been fully donated to the Bob Brown Foundation to take action and protect Australia’s wild and scenic natural places of ecological and global significance.


These are the two statements which inspired me to create my artwork called “We Cannot Not Change”:

“[…] experts say that we are in the middle of four huge scale crises (financial, energetic, food and democratic) and citizens are demanding substantial changes, the question arises, what is the role of graphic design and typography on these changes? Could they become agents of social change?” By Raquel Pelta.

One cannot not communicate: Every behaviour is a form of communication. Because behaviour does not have a counterpart (there is no anti-behaviour), it is impossible not to communicate. Even if communication is being avoided (such as the unconscious use of non-verbals or symptom strategy), that is a form of communication […]” By Paul Watzlawick.

Design Rationale

This artwork talks about our human nature —illustrated in the background— where change is inevitable. It also refers to the idea that change is imperative to improve social conditions, create a sustainable living, respect nature as our own family, and take responsibility of our actions.

Limited edition print available on my online store