Lucy Liu on Props Paper and the art of image-making

“What is the role of images in your research?” asks the designer of each contributor – with surprising results.

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Designer Lucy Siyao Liu of Massachusettes Institute of Technology presented Props Paper at the inaugural antenna event.

Together with fellow Rhode Island School of Design graduate Matthew Bona, Liu spearheads this unique publication which takes a different form of content with each iteration.

Props Paper is a single broadsheet newspaper, printed front and back, featuring the research work and accompanying visuals of one collaborator per issue. The golden thread running through every Props Paper issue is the art of image-making and how it relates to the work of the guest contributor.

Previous contributors have included influential figures in the field of art, design, architecture, science and beyond.