GR Podcast

1. Design Rhetoric with Anneli Bowie (South Africa)

This episode features an interview with Dr. Anneli Bowie, a scholar at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. She discusses her research at the intersection of design and rhetoric. She also describes her time as an Erasmus Mundus scholar in Sweden, her service learning pedagogy, and her latest research about the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 

The interview was conducted at the 7th Rhetoric in Society Conference hosted by the Rhetoric Society of Europe at the University of Ghent in Belgium in September 2019. Special thanks to Dr. Kris Rutten and the conference organizers for providing access to an interview room. 

After the interview, Anneli graciously offered to design the logo and episode art for the podcast. We’re glad to have her as part of the team

Anneli Bowie is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Johannesburg’s Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre (VIAD). Before joining VIAD, she worked as a lecturer, research supervisor and academic coordinator in Information Design and Visual Culture Studies at the School of Arts, University of Pretoria, in South Africa. While completing her PhD, she spent two years on an Erasmus Mundus (EU-SATURN) exchange at Uppsala University, Sweden. Anneli’s research focuses on rhetorical aspects of communication design and visual culture. In her current project, she examines the verbal and visual discourses surrounding the so-called ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, specifically as it features in the South African media. 

Publications referenced in this episode:

Bowie, A. “A Burkean Dialectical-rhetorical Perspective on Shifting Design Trends”

Bowie, A. “Linking Classroom and Community”