Current Interests

stories, visual narratives, pedagogy, dialogue, queerness, socialism, trans, oracles, technologies, poetry, planetary movements, language, publishing, printing, archives


RoBy RedGraVe McPherSon was born on 23 September on the Pacific Northwest Coast (also called Vancouver, Canada), unceded land of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.

They are a Helsinki/Stockholm-based visual communication designer and teacher working in artistic, cultural, activist and institutional sectors. They work to develop visual communication design to better serve social and ecological justice movements and are invested in publishing as a tool for radical collective liberation and trans survival.

Roby is co-organiser of trans mutual aid publishing project Almanac Press, guest lecturer at Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design and Aalto University, and Art Director of the 105-year-old Swedish-Finnish feminist magazine Tidskriften Astra, They are also involved with the platforms and nonprofit associations Effort/Design, Feminism, Helsinki, Trojan Horse, TUO TUO, and the (in development) Nordic Queer Printing Alliance (NQPA).





—    ontologicalsite (2018)

A durational and site-specific action in memory of all the events of home.

— (2018)

Fieldnotes and observation of mobile device practices in the Helsinki public metro.


— Glitchfeminismi glitchfeminismi (2022)                    

Book design of the translation of Legacy Russell's "Glitch Feminism" into Finnish language

—In collaboration with Tutkijaliitto

— Dreaming of Laho Paratiisi dreaming of laho paratiisi (2021)                              

publication for ecological land-based artwork by Caracara Collective.

—In collaboration with Tuo Tuo – Artist residency in Joutsa, Finland

— Prayers off beat            prayers off beat (2020)

Drawings made in 2019 and 2020

Compiled during Helsinki quarantine.

— Where are we? Grasping Coloniality and Design where are we? grasping coloniality and design (2021)                    

Lays out the basics of what practitioners in and around design should know about coloniality when practicing in global, networked contexts.

—In collaboration with EFFORT and Samar Zureik

— Revelation    revelation: a thread, a ghosting, a professional suicide

A visual narrative essay.

— Network Nodes              network nodes (2018)

A critical dissection of rhetoric by more-than-human others.

— (2017)

A visual exploration of the third subjectivity between two persons. I am an Other and that constitues me.

—In collaboration with Aliisa Talja

— You Can Change you can change (2016)                    

A hybrid narrative concerning a hybrid narrative.

—In collaboration with Gregg Gethard


— tXtile tXtile (2019)                    

A design exploration into the poetic and symbolic meaning of text printed on human clothing.

—In collaboration with Kiia Beilinson

— Coat of Many Colors        Coat of Many Colors

Group show

Opening 7.4.2017
The Loon, Toronto

— Altered altered (2016)                     

An installation and visual archive of Toronto's church landscape 1787—1834.

—In collaboration with Jasmine Frolick

— Telepathic Book telepathic Book (2016)                    

An uncanny look at the way we produce, share, and make connections between images

—In collaboration with Broadbent Sisters


— OS/error OS/error (2020)                     

A speculative operating system favorable to error.

—In collaboration with Aliisa Talja

— Today is longer than yesterday           today is longer than yesterday (2019)

Sound: DJ granddaughteraliisa

Screened at ⫷ MYÖS: Lying down – Loikoilu ⫸
Su 24.2.2019
Kallio Stage, Pengerkatu 11 ☾ ☾ ☾ ☾ ☾ ☾ ☾

— Vegetal✺Being    Vegetal✺Being (2018)

3:22 min (loop) Screened Fall 2018 @Kuutsis House, Helsinki Finland
Sound: DJ granddaughteraliisa


— W.W.W.: Win, Win, Win or Working With Weakness?    W.W.W.:Win, Win, Win or Working With Weakness?: Competition, techno-feminism, and networks of care

Workshop held 31.5.2019, Helsinki
This website is part of the collective outcome.

—In collaboration with Lisa Rein


— A prayer for technologies, a prayer for bodies a prayer for technologies, a prayer for bodies

Published by Grafia-lehti 2/21 (online)

— Log #938200074927-168YLog #938200074927-168Y

A speculative fiction text based on real, actual and true events.

In collaboration with Trojan Horse

— Urgency Reader 2: Mutual Aid During CrisisOS/error in Urgency Reader 2

poetry and screenshots

Publication edited by Paul Soulellis /

— MA Thesis OS/error: Operating system for the human, the computer and the environment
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
—Visual Communication Design MA Program