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3 years, 10 months ago

Here something very relevant to our PLEASURE outlines:

"Cartels and mafia are not about ideology, they are about business and this makes them so much more dangerous. As Islamic State is losing its ground it is worth remembering that its power and now the evening of it have been strongly tied to the oil business. As long as it was able to control oil fields in Iraq and Syria and have Turkey turning the blind eye for it to export the oil, it was powerful. In comparison to oil, cocaine fields ain’t going nowhere, the white petroleum of our time will always find and build its pipelines. Whether it is the underground tunnels bellow the Mexico-US border, submarines in the gulf of Mexico, containers on the transatlantic ships, the stomach of a human mule, planes, helicopters, cars, trucks… Where there is a movement, there can be a cocaine movement."

Check more on Roberto Savianos new book @ Anej Korsika here: http://www.versopolis.com/review/194/narco-capitalism

Memefest 2016 - The Pleasure of Drugs
Check here: http://memefest.org/…/competi…/criticalwriting_2016outlines/

3 years, 10 months ago

Here a post in Ricochet Media about Memefest and especially about our new MOBILIZATION category:


3 years, 11 months ago

"Designers have played an active role in creating digital and physical borders to prevent refugees entering Europe". But can and should the refugee crisis be treated as a design problem?

Memefest PLEASURE: The Pleasure of Hospitality (and being human)
Read the outlines here: http://memefest.org/…/visualcommunicationpractice_2016outl…/

Read more about the relation between design and refugees here:

oliver commented on lisagye's blogpost The Pleasure of Radical Gardening
3 years, 12 months ago

"I just read this text:


On the L..."

oliver commented on lisagye's blogpost The Pleasure of Radical Gardening
3 years, 12 months ago

"This is wonderful. I miss gardening so much, something I always did before I came to Australia. We a..."

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3 years, 12 months ago

The Pleasure of Radical Gardening

oliver commented on Cavenaggy1's blogpost Pleasure eating
4 years, 1 month ago

"Hi, you need to submit your work here:


oliver commented on alejabedoya422's blogpost El placer en el ambiente sano
4 years, 1 month ago

"Hi, You need to submit your work here:

oliver commented on EstfaniaOrtizP's blogpost El placer de ayudar a los caninos sin hogar
4 years, 1 month ago

"Hi Estefania, you need to submit your work here:


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4 years, 1 month ago


4 years, 2 months ago

This is good. While "critical making" here is focusing on product design mostly, the concept can be extended to visual communication. Relevant to what we do: http://current.ecuad.ca/what-is-critical-making

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4 years, 2 months ago

The Patchwork Model

4 years, 2 months ago

Addiction as the driving model of Facebook: http://nyti.ms/1N6K0rO

See here our festival outlines:

Capitalisms business models are based on addiction. New clothes, new technology, permanently new and innovative strategies in institutions, new cars, new mobile phones new this and that, are what we can see everyday. And our addictions rising- just think of our addiction from screens and social media and the internet- the perfect complementary drug to the pharmaceuticals- the legal drug of choice- creating an atmosphere, but never demanding, or even destroying – focus or attention. While “expanding horizons”, “exploring consciousness” and "hedonism" used to be a quality of drugs, pharmaceuticals are correctives, ironing out inappropriate behaviour. No wonder the drugged masses like to do the “right thing”. Little pleasure the pharmaceuticals give us, we must add as well.

Check the whole outlines here:


4 years, 2 months ago

Here a good piece on the Managerial University. I see this happening every day. Its really worth your time! Whats the alternative?


4 years, 3 months ago

The Boston Globe recently published a fake cover imagining a time when Donald Trump would be president. The first major daily doing it as the Yes Men did it with their fake New York times - although this was an art project. Art imitates life imitates art imitating life....Here more: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/10/trump-president-boston-globe-predicts-news-fake-front-page

4 years, 3 months ago

Here a good list of alternative knowledge sharing platforms:


4 years, 3 months ago

Remember Memefest 2013: DEBT-

Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy


4 years, 3 months ago

Part of this years Memefest PLEASURE outlines is devoted to the Pleasure of Hospitality (and being human). Here a wonderful short film about conversations between refugees and tourists on the Greek Island Lesbos:


4 years, 3 months ago
What a great and touchy documentary!
4 years, 3 months ago

Memefest 2016 Festival theme: PLEASURE

The pleasure of drugs:

At the time, I was writing a book about the politics of drug prohibition. I started to ask Ehrlichman a series of earnest, wonky questions that he impatiently waved away. “You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal prison, had little left to protect. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

More here: http://jezebel.com/nixons-policy-advisor-admits-he-invented-war-on-drugs-t-1766359595

Memefest outlines here: http://memefest.org/en/competition/intro/

4 years, 3 months ago

Here's a good one about the new Facebook "Reactions" recently introduced to supplement the Like button.






Lukas Penney

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Lukas Penney is a Melbourne artist and communication designer involved in a range of art, activist and social good projects that seek to make the world a better place. Lukas has strong freelance experience in design for print and information design, but his main talent and passion is entrepreneurial activity to promote community engagement. In 2017, Lukas was program assistant for Swinburne’s International Sustainability Project in collaboration with Tra Vinh University, Vietnam that focused on cross-cultural communication and sustainability initiatives. In 2013, Lukas was co-curator and event manager for Croft Alley Productions, an open-air street art exhibition in a laneway in Melbourne. As Runner-up in the Newstar Design Awards, 2015, he received a Mentorship with Ken Cato. In 2015, he was a member of the organising committee for agIdeas and Melbourne International Design Week. Lukas completed his honours degree in communication design from Swinburne University of Technology.

I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

Passionate about making positive change with social responsible design, youth empowerment and collective mobilisation.


Communication designer

Music I like

Brian Eno
Analog Africa
Lee Gamble
Nicolas Jaar
Other People
Stroboscopic Artefacts

Books I like

David Graeber
Abdulla Öcalan
Carl Gustav Jung
Hermann Hesse

Films I like

Embrace of the Serpent
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Bernardo Bertolucci
Paolo Sorrentino
Wes Anderson
Michel Gondry

People I like

Noam Chomsky