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Keep the Fire Burning! Memefest FOOD DEMOCRACY Seminar/Workshop/ Direct Action event in Brisbane

This years Memefest event will be held from November 4th to November 11th in Brisbane. We are very exited to announce that the project will be a special collaboration with the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy. Investigating further the topic of Food Democracy, we will focus on the Embassy's food program and create communication design/art that will through intervention in the city of Brisbane aim to support the Aboriginal Embassy's efforts to distribute food among local deprivileged aboriginal (and other) communities as well as make the general Embassy's voice more heard.

The international event will be structured as a conference- seminar/workshop/direct action. Workshop will be mentored. Participation at the event is by invitation only however we are open for anyone that is interested to collaborate, so let us know via email, we will be happy to hear from you.

The event is hosted by the Queensland College of Art and is part of the second Memefest/QCA Award for Imaginative Critical Intervention. Read more about it and check the curated works and their authors here:

http://www.memefest.org/en/memeblog/2013/08/harvest/

Before the event there will be a preparation phase: texts, films, discussions. We will also work till November with members of the Brisbane Sovereign Aboriginal Embassy to distill the issues we will research and work on.

For now have a look at the four part documentary about the history of the National Embassy in Canberra, which is part of the history of the Embassy in Brisbane too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoIdi1seNbA&feature=youtu.be

And also check the video about the Brisbane Embassy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhTUWspWP1A&feature=youtu.be

We will announce in the coming weeks more details about the event. You can check what happened on our last years event, here:

http://www.memefest.org/en/event/

More soon! :)

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shaun_shank
6 years, 3 months ago

This looks to be a fantastic collaborative project. Will be great to have an external outlook and input on Food Democracy.

Adrian_Doidge
6 years, 3 months ago

This sounds like it will be an interesting intervention and a great opportunity for communication subversion. I look forward to it. :)

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Oliver Vodeb


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Australia


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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 :

http://memefest.org/en/fooddemocracy/

www.memefest.org/en/indebtedtointervene/

www.memefest.org/demonstratingrelevance/en

www.druzbenoodzivnokomuniciranje.si/

This was my studio in Slovenia (2004-2012): www.poper.si

CV (sort of): http://www.memefest.org/en/about/who_we_are_oliver_vodeb/

You can read some of my texts here:
https://rmit.academia.edu/OliverVodeb


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.


Faculty

was studiing at Faculty for social sciences University of Ljubljana


Education

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

poper.si, memefest.org, magnumphotos.com, mubi.com, ubu.com, http://twotheories.blogspot.com, brianholmes.wordpress.com, www.lensculture.com, www.burnmagazine.org, www.bagnewsnotes.com, www.cactusnetwork.org.uk, http://www.image-shift.net, www.inkahoots.com.au/
www.lokidesign.net


People I like

My dear family and my wonderful friends.


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