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Listening to Brisbane

Dear all Memefest/QCA DEBT Workshop/Seminar participants- two more days and we start. See you soon.

DAY one 15 November 15th:

9 am- @ Queensland College of Art
Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop/Seminar (Oliver Vodeb), introduction of participants.

Presentation of Memefest/QCA Awardees:

10.00 Vladimir Turner: Wonderland series
10.40 Soren Rosenbak: Surplus Debt
11.20 Ivan Kozenitzky: Call Center Experience!

12.00 12h-12.40 Mark Andrejevic: DEBT and surveillance

13-14h Lunch Break

14h-14.40 George Petelin: Cyber-DEBT, Usury, and Political Bullying
14.40-15.40 Anne Marrie Willis & Tony Fry: Understanding DEBT in restricted and general economy
15.40-16.20 Oliver Vodeb: DEBT: The City and Interspatial counter practice

Evening: Photography Graduate exhibition at QCA

Indebted to Intervene- Discussion: George Petelin, Tony Fry, Oliver Vodeb, Anne Marie Willis, Jason Grant;

Memefest curated DEBT projects presentations
12.00- 13h
Ashlea Gleeson: Consumed
Darcy Mangan: Change your mind. Change our world.
Belinda Li: Debt Machine
Emma Bergman: Read Between the Lines

13.00- 14.00 Lunch Break

Charles Mayfield: Savers Credit Card
Luke Robertson & Aaron Gillett: Tunnel Vision

14.30-16.00 Start of Group work

Evening: Design Graduate exhibition at QCA

10.00 – 13.00 Group Work: research

14.00 – 16.00 Change of location for the afternoon- Public space in West End- to be announced.

DAY4: Discussion on Brisbane + Buss tour. Group work on the tour

DAY5 November 19h: Free. Potentially a tour to the Gold coast, but free of organised work at QCA.

10.00 Back to QCA: Conceptualisation, presentation and discussion of concepts. Production.

Evening: Meeting somewhere outside, party, getting to know each other, strategizing for the future.

DAY7: QCA 10.00 Production

DAY8: QCA 10.00 Production and implementation

DAY9: Brisbane various locations 10.00 Implementation on location. Documentation of implementation

DAY10: QCA 10.00 Presentation, evaluation, discussion; strategizing for the future. Evening: celebration


More about the workshops/seminar concept here:

More about the workshop/seminar pre preparation activities here:

More about the Memefest/Queensland College of Art Award for Imaginative Critical Intervention here:


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Oliver Vodeb






I am a member of Memefest communication/art/theory Kolektiv, and founder, curator and editor of Memefest Festival of Socially Responsive Communication and Art. Iam also facilitator of Memefest online social network.

I am an Academic at RMIT University, Melbourne. I teach and research mostly in the field of communication design. I approach design/communication from a critical inter/ extradisciplinary perspective and I investigate theoretical, strategic, conceptual and "hands on" practice.

I enjoy working in many different media including visual and text.

Books I have published :

This was my studio in Slovenia (2004-2012):

CV (sort of):

You can read some of my texts here:

I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

I have been here from the very beginning of Memefest. I am interested in communication/design for social and environmental change.
I name such communication socially responsive communication.

Broadly speaking I am interested in visual communication, photography, sociological aspects of communication, design and media.

Iam interested in institutionalised forms of communication like for example communication done by design/communication studios and advertising agencies as well as non institutionalised forms of communication like tactical media or broader aspects of media activism.

In a slightly more academic language:

I am interested in how critical social theory can illuminate the complex processes of production, distribution and reception of public (visual) communication in order to generate public communication as a responsible social, political, economic and cultural practice.

I am particularly interested in relations between concepts of response-ability and communication effectiveness, and the social construction of design and other forms of pubic communication as profession, practice and praxis within academia, the market environments and non-institutionalised communities.


was studiing at Faculty for social sciences University of Ljubljana


PhD in sociology of communication and design

Working place

RMIT University, School of Design, Master of Communication Design

Music I like

Flamming Lips, Pixies, The Black Crowes, Demeter, Porno for Pyros, Ry Cooder, Junior Kimbrough, Townes van Zandt, T-model Ford, The Dirty Three, Bonnie Prince Billy, Primus, Faith no More, Bob Dylan, RHCP, Alice Donut, Faith no more, Mark Lanegan, Reigning Sound, Total Control;

Books I like

The Unbearable Lightness of Being, A Confederacy of Dunces, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, PanikHerz...;

Films I like

The man who wasn't there, No country for old man, Genova, Zidane a 21st century portrait, There will be blood, Il Postino, Festen, Straight Story, Wild at heart, White Ribbon, Dog tooth;

Communication projects I like

I like stuff we did at Poper studio. I like posters from Inkahoots. I like the zine project 23/56 from Kevin. I like many things that were submitted to Memefest, I like stuff from Cactusnetwork, I like the work of Image-shift.

Websites I like,,,,,,,,,,,,

People I like

My dear family and my wonderful friends.