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rok

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Memefest wrote new blogpost
11 months ago

Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
This year seven members of the international Memefest network from Slovenia, Australia, USA and Cana...

oliver
11 months ago

We checked 100 years of protests in 150 countries. Here’s what we learned about the working class and democracy.
The success of mass protests depends on who is doing the protesting.

'...Industrial workers have been key agents of democratization and, if anything, are even more important than the urban middle classes. When industrial workers mobilize mass opposition against a dictatorship, democratization is very likely to follow.'

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/24/we-checked-years-protests-countries-heres-what-we-learned-about-working-class-democracy/

Memefest wrote new blogpost
11 months, 1 week ago

Serving Food Justice: An exhibition of radical food interventions
We are announcing our next exhibition together with the Memefest event happening in Baltimore this N...

oliver
11 months, 3 weeks ago

Wearable face projector, projects a face onto your face and tricks the face recognition surveillance technology:

https://tinyurl.com/yx9v6977

oliver
1 year ago


An audio-visual archival resource focusing on radical activism around Australia, particularly during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s (although resources are not restricted exclusively to this time period).

The archive recovers "lost" and rare independent Australian documentaries (also vérité footage of historical significance) in order to preserve these films, videos and audio for posterity before they reach end of life and disappear permanently.

The focus is on visual/aural material.....the archive currently has 204 film streams and 91 audio streams.

http://radicaltimes.info/

Memefest commented on Memefest's blogpost How Hong Kong is Calling on the World for Help
1 year ago

"Four Corners - Rebellion: On the frontlines of Hong Kong's uprising

https://www.youtube.com/watch..."

Memefest commented on Memefest's blogpost How Hong Kong is Calling on the World for Help
1 year ago

"https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-02/on-the-frontline-of-hong-kongs-democracy-protest-movement/114..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost How Hong Kong is Calling on the World for Help
1 year ago

"This is cool too:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-49582520..."

Memefest commented on Memefest's blogpost How Hong Kong is Calling on the World for Help
1 year ago

"And this is the app being used in the protests, which enables communication without the use of inter..."

Memefest commented on Memefest's blogpost How Hong Kong is Calling on the World for Help
1 year ago

"Here an article about HK protest graphics and the way they are designed:

https://www.scmp.com/mag..."

Memefest wrote new blogpost
1 year ago

How Hong Kong is Calling on the World for Help
See the tactics used by protesters fighting for democracy in Hong Kong....

Vida commented on Memefest's blogpost Walk. An intervention in public space.
1 year, 1 month ago

"Nice one, thanks for sharing ROk!
..."

oliver
1 year, 1 month ago

There is a reason we call each other "comrades" and not "friends" on the Memefest network.

Here a new book From Jodi Dean: Comrade
An Essay on Political Belonging

When people say “comrade”, they change the world

In the twentieth-century millions of people across the globe addressed each other as “comrade”. Now, it’s more common to hear talk of “allies” on the left than it is of comrades. In Comrade, Jodi Dean insists that this shift exemplifies the key problem with the contemporary left: the substitution of political identity for a relation of political belonging that must be built, sustained, and defended.

In Comrade, Dean offers a theory of the comrade. Comrades are equals on the same side of a political struggle. Voluntarily coming together in the struggle for justice, their relationship is characterised by discipline, joy, courage, and enthusiasm. Considering the generic egalitarianism of the comrade in light of differences of race and gender, Dean draws from an array of historical and literary examples such as Harry Haywood, C.L.R James, Alexandra Kollontai, and Doris Lessing. She argues that if we are to be a left at all, we have to be comrades.

https://www.versobooks.com/books/3060-comrade

Vida
1 year, 1 month ago
Thanks Oliver, sounds like an interesting essay. Especially for those of us who grew up with this notion of camerade.
Cheers
gabriellaprovoked
1 year, 1 month ago

Yeah, I have found myself using thisalot lately!

rok commented on Memefest's blogpost Global Liberal Media Please
1 year, 1 month ago

"I really like the italian couple Eva nad Marco Mattes:
http://0100101110101101.org
There are clas..."

oliver
1 year, 2 months ago

"During the introduction of a recent speech by Donald Trump at Turning Point USA Teen Student Action Summit, someone — reportedly by accident and has since been fired from Turning Point — pasted into the slides a 2016 faux seal created by Charles Leazott that features an eagle holding wads of cash and golf clubs with a ribbon that says, in Spanish, “45 is a Puppet”. Score one for the resistance."

https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/45_is_a_puppet.php

rok
ABOUT ME

Username

rok


Name

Rok Klemencic


Gender

male


Country

Slovenia


Description

I am a graphic designer from the coast of Slovenia, hungry to amplify MEMES with strong/ethical content.
Right now I am doing a master in Visual communication studies in the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana researching the theme of Ecology in Graphic Design. Otherwise I work as a graphic designer for Studio Poper, a communication studio with strong social engagement, based in Ljubljana.

Some of my design work here:
http://be.net/r0k0


I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

When I realized, as a young visual communicator, that we live in a neoliberal absurdness surrounded by ethical crisis, I wanted to involve all my creative energies to projects connected with deep ethical connotation.

In 2003 or 2004 I found out the project called Memefest, which was kind of revelation for me. The content on the website impressed me so much, because there I found a quite big international community of people thinking and creating in the way I wanted to do it.
After all Memefest project was developed in Slovenia, I really loved the concept and I said to myself that it was insane not to try to get involved. At that point I realized that I need to get in contact with the organization. I really wanted to know the team and I was open for absorbing new knowledge.
At the time my anger on visual pollution that commercial visual communication was producing was enormous, and I thought that collaboration with people involved in Memefest community can just help me to make my point of view clearer.

That feeling of anger, now mixed with other feelings, is still here, that`s why I am still a part of Memefest.


Faculty

Academy of Visual arts and Design / Ljubljana


Education

visual art pedagogy, visual communication


Working place

Renderspace


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