2 days, 1 hour ago
Artists, critical writers and communication design interventionists- 10 more days to go!
Well, well... as we are receiving festival works from around the globe- here a reminder. Ten more da...
3 weeks, 3 days ago
I came back from fantastic colombia few days ago.
Together with my amigos Claudia Jurado and Fernando Cuevas I have conducted a FOOD DEMOCRACY workshop at Universidad Caldas for students and participants of the Festival de la Imagen. Really great.
Along with my academic lectures I also had the opportunity to introduce Memefest at several other occasions at the University Andina in Perreira and Central University in Bogota. All institutions showed great interest to collaborate in the future. Uni Caldas and Andina are already working with their students on FOOD DEMOCRACY. What Iam also really happy about is that - as it seems- Memefest's local Colombian node is re-established. There will be a small team working on Memefest locally. Fantastic news!:)
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Taking back control of cooking may be the single most important step anyone can take to help make the food system healthier and more sustainable claims Michael Pollan in his latest book "Cooked". Here you can listen to him speaking about in a NPR interview: http://www.npr.org/2013/05/03/180824408/michael-pollan-you-are-what-you-cook
1 week, 2 days ago
"Pozdravljeni Nina- pisite na oliver AT memefest.org......"
1 week, 3 days ago
UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger
Wasps, beetles and other insects are currently "underutilised" as food for people and livestock, the report says. Insect farming is "one of the many ways to address food and feed security".
"Insects are everywhere and they reproduce quickly, and they have high growth and feed conversion rates and a low environmental footprint," according to the report.
2 weeks ago
One-Third of U.S. Honeybee Colonies Died Last Winter, Threatening Food Supply
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3 weeks, 2 days ago
SECOND MEMEFEST/ QCA AWARD FOR IMAGINATIVE CRITICAL INTERVENTION
Three more weeks to go. Our deadline to submit to the Friendly competition is May 20th. (Ps: Deadlin...
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1 month ago
Thomas Herndon, a student found serious flaws in the paper "Growth in the times of Debt" the massively influential study by two Harvard professors named Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff.
The study is the theoretical foundation of Austerity politics. The original paper is wrong, so is austerity.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
This years Memefest theme FOOD DEMOCRACY fascinates me more and more. And iam paying even more attention to food. Although I always was highly interested in it, but not in this various ways as iam now aware of many more things while studying the topic.
Iam more and more convinced that home cooking is one of the most powerful acts of resisting the corporate food culture. Not only home cooking can have an emancipatory dimension but cooking is also one of the highest art forms.
I asked my students, here in Brisbane- how many are cooking and how many enjoy it- a bit less than two thirds of the class. That is encouraging and good, especially as they are students...
1 month, 1 week ago
Ok, it is easy to dismiss this as "clicktivism" but if it has a bit of a impact- and the numbers show it can have more than that, its worth doing it. Avaaz's petition against Monstantos plans to buy up mother earth! Almost 1,5 mio signatures so far.
Name Ben Mangan
Inkahoots & the University of Ballarat Arts Academy / Design
Music I like
Raw Prawn, Total Control, UV race, Tyvek, Supercharger (US garage punk)