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oliver
1 month ago

Here is the sound file of the dialogue between Arturo Escobar and I at the recent Participatory design conference at the Festival de la Imagen in Manizales, Colombia. It was such a pleasure and honor to talk to Arturo but also pure joy to be connected again with Colombia again and in especially in this a way!!

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The Onto-epistemic Politics of Participatory Design: A Dialogue Between Oliver Vodeb and Arturo Escobar

Oliver Vodeb and Arturo Escobar have in this special dialogue, Participatory Design Conference at the 2020 Festival de la Imagen in Manizales, looked into the radical potential of participation and design, especially in relation to knowledge. Taking a close look at the relations between the academy, practitioners and social movements, the dialogue focused on the politics of the possible, namely, a reality open for cohabitation of different worlds by design.

The conversation examined the potential for epistemic pluralism and participatory epistemologies to foster radical intimacy with each other and the earth. Looking at the growing field of critical design, Vodeb and Escobar discussed capitalism’s predatory strategies and design's role in it, while suggesting that another design, and another possible, are possible.

More on Arturo Escobar here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arturo_Esco…_(anthropologist)

More on Oliver Vodeb here: memefest.org/en/about/who_we_are_oliver_vodeb/

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oliver
1 month ago
The hyperlinks I posted above do not seem to work. Here they are again: Check Arturo Escobars groundbreaking book Designs For The Pluriverse here: https://www.dukeupress.edu/designs-for-the-pluriverse/

More on Arturo Escobar here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arturo_Escobar_(anthropologist)
rok likes Memefest 's blogpost
1 month, 3 weeks ago

Oliver Vodeb and Arturo Escobar in Dialogue

oliver
2 months, 2 weeks ago

You can join now our Memefest channel via the Telegram app:

https://t.me/memefestnetwork

gabriellaprovoked
2 months, 1 week ago
Hey Oliver, I am not able to comment in the chat - not sure if this is how you intended to set it up?
oliver
2 months, 1 week ago
Hey Gabriela, which chat- like here? I can see your comment. :)
gabriellaprovoked
2 months, 1 week ago
Hi Oliver, oh sorry, I meant the Telegram chat.
oliver
2 months, 1 week ago
Hmm, wait will check, but thanks for letting me know!
oliver
2 months, 1 week ago
OK, so as it seems the Channel on Telegram is by default "read only". We opened a group now, where any member can post, comment etc. Join us here: https://t.me/memefestgroup
oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS to new Memefest book RADICAL INTIMACIES: Extradisciplinary Investigations in Making Things Public
2 months, 3 weeks ago

"What kind of problem succumbs to domination and control? The kind caused by something from the outsi..."

oliver
3 months, 2 weeks ago

I will be posting three lectures on comradeship by Jodi Dean in the coming weeks. Here is the first one:

Learning about comradeship with Jodi Dean: Class 1

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rok likes Memefest 's blogpost
3 months, 3 weeks ago

Kimberley Coronavirus Animation

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Why Did We Delete the "Coronavirus COVID-19 is an act of war?" Openblog Post?
3 months, 4 weeks ago

"Hi Thomas, really nice to hear from you!
I know what you mean. We left the post online for a day an..."

oliver commented on stephen_designer's blogpost Your 20 Sources and 20 People for this Year 2020
3 months, 4 weeks ago

"I like this initiative a lot Stephen. Somehow I just got the opportunity to look into it now. Same q..."

oliver likes ize 's blogpost
3 months, 4 weeks ago

Night surf

oliver
5 months, 2 weeks ago

The Para-Academic Handbook: A Toolkit for Making-Learning-Creating-Acting

Edited by: Alex Wardrop and Deborah Withers

2014

There is a name for those under-and precariously employed, but actively working, academics in today’s society: the para-academic.

Para-academics mimic academic practices so they are liberated from the confines of the university. Our work, and our lives, reflect how the idea of a university as a place for knowledge production, discussion and learning, has become distorted by neo-liberal market forces.

We create alternative, genuinely open access, learning-thinking-making-acting spaces on the internet, in publications, in exhibitions, discussion groups or other mediums that seem appropriate to the situation. We don’t sit back and worry about our career developments paths. We write for the love of it, we think because we have to, we do it because we care.

http://hammeronpress.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/PHA_Final.pdf

oliver
6 months ago


The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign to Reelect the President

How new technologies and techniques pioneered by dictators will shape the 2020 election

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/03/the-2020-disinformation-war/605530/

BernadetteMM commented on Memefest's blogpost Thieves in Our Home World Premiere at Capitol Theatre in Melbourne!
6 months, 1 week ago

"I most certainly have some strong feelings......"

rok likes Memefest 's blogpost
6 months, 4 weeks ago

Blueprints for Change Manual

oliver
7 months, 3 weeks ago

Merry Christmas everyone! As the holidays center so much around food, family and community we'd like to give you a little gift.

Produced by Goucher student Kylie Miller, hosted by Kylie Miller and Tashi McQueen, Featuring Eric Jackson and Floyd Godsey this podcast presents the amazing and inspiring work on Food Apartheid our brothers and sisters at the Black Yield Institute in Baltimore are doing.

The podcast is one of the many outcomes of Baltimore's Food Apartheid, a collaboration between Goucher College, Black Yield Institute and Memefest, which happened in November in Baltimore.

https://goucherstudentradio.com/2019/12/03/baltimores-food-apartheid-a-podcast-about-black-yield-institute/

francaformenti63
7 months, 2 weeks ago
Very interrsting!!!❤️
oliver
8 months, 1 week ago

Montreal friends, come and join us this coming Wednesday:

Members of the Memefest Network were recently in Baltimore, USA working with the Black Yield Institute and students at Goucher College tackling the subject of Baltimore's Food Apartheid. Food Democracy/Food Sovereignty has been a focus of Memefest's work over the last few years and it was a special opportunity for us to work with Black Yield, an amazing community organisation based out of Cherry Hill who seek to "Cultivate Self-Determination Through Black Land & Food Sovereignty".

Memefest's Oliver Vodeb and Vida Voncina, who will be visiting Montreal, alongside Kevin Lo (LOKI/Memefest) are interested in presenting a public debrief and discussion on the work done with BYI and Goucher, as well as the Memefest Network and project more broadly. We invite those interested in design and media activism, radical pedagogy, food justice (and more!) to join us for a casual "salon" at LOKI's studio.

See more details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/571852240242300/

danielmarcus
8 months, 1 week ago
Great that you are doing this!
--Daniel
oliver
8 months, 1 week ago
Of course... and there will be more. When are we printing all the rest of the materials?
oliver
8 months, 3 weeks ago

The Hong Kong protests are incredibly significant for many reasons. Not only are they exceptional as people are protesting more than six months, it is also the tactics that the protesters use that are highly sophisticated.

Here is a good article about the many subversive cultures emerging from the HK uprisings:

https://graphics.reuters.com/HONGKONG-EXTRADITIONS-TACTICS/0100B0790FL/index.html

oliver
8 months, 3 weeks ago

The Hong Kong protests are incredibly significant for many reasons. Not only are they exceptional as people are protesting more than six months, it is also the tactics that the protesters use that are highly sophisticated.

Here is a good article about the many subversive cultures emerging from the HK uprisings:

https://graphics.reuters.com/HONGKONG-EXTRADITIONS-TACTICS/0100B0790FL/index.html

lokidesign commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
8 months, 3 weeks ago

"Very excited to meet you all very soon. Last weekend I participated in an event with the East Bay Pe..."

tliacas commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
9 months ago

"Hi Tashi, I arrived this week to work with Memefest and shared some of your concerns around represen..."

tliacas
ABOUT ME

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Name

Tom Liacas


Birth year

1972


Gender

male


Country

Canada


Website

https://medium.com/@TomLiacas


Description

Former digital activist and online social marketing pioneer, Tom Liacas is an authority on social networks and how they can be used to exert pressure on governments and corporations.

His work is informed by his colorful career path, which has taken him from managing online activist campaigns to founding a digital marketing agency and developing patented social media performance software.

As a social media strategist, Tom designed and implemented the world's first large-scale online dialogues, which brought industry and activists into public debates around social and environmental issues.

His current area of focus is the rising power of social network movements and what this means for politics, business and society. In addition to consulting, he is also a frequent writer and a global lecturer on these subjects.


I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

Helping young communicators use their skills effectively towards social change.


Education

M.A. Media Studies


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