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Double Standards – Somali Seajacks 2010-2012


Media installation [Nederland]

In Double Standards we see a different side to Somali piracy: The stories of the seajacked ships and the companies behind them. The book and installation demonstrate how the ships hijacked within approximately two years from 2010 have their own ways of defying the law. By remaking the ships' flags, the true owners of each vessel are revealed.

©Ruben Pater
Design and Research: Ruben PATER, Untold Stories




He studied at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam, and currently teaches at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. Tackling political themes, he develops visual works that have narrative aspects. In raising the consciousness of the public through his visual approach to political and social themes, he contrives to construct new relations between design and journalism.

( 2014 )

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