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Food Democracy Webinar!

Dear Friends, join us for the FOOD DEMOCRACY live Webinar where I will be together with Franceska Francesca Zampollo discussing the latest book, Food Democracy, Critical Lessons in Communication, Design and Art on November 22 7 PM GMT+ 1.

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Pleasure Praxis Education & Research: The Memefest Melbourne  Sessions

The Second International Swinburne Memefest Extradisciplinary Symposium, Workshop/ Interventions event was held from November 21-28th at Swinburne University in Melbourne. This was the fourth Memefest event held in Australia, (check links to previous events at bottom of this post) and it continued to implement the unique Memefest approach to education, research and public engagement.



Memefest PLEASURE Friendly Competition results and the Memefest / Swinburne award for Imaginative Critical Intervention

We are very excited to announce this years Memefest friendly competition results. As each year Memefest has invited the global community to engage with our special theme- this year it was PLEASURE.

Pleasure is central to our lives and communication/design and art play a major role in our relationship to it. Pleasure is an episodic phenomenon. As we all learn early on it does never really last …



A thousand and one disguises of flesh

Tactical cooking with Oliver Vodeb, Manfred Huber & Darren Tofts

“Herodotus, Athanaeus and Plutarch have recorded that in order to stimulate the guests to enjoy earthly pleasures to the full, a coffin was sometimes brought in at the end of the meal with a skeleton in it so that they should appreciate more highly the good things in life.” – Larousse Gastronomique

Curriculum for the excitat…



Memefest/Swinburne International Symposium/ Workshops Intervention 21-28 November, 2016 Swinburne University

We are highly excited to announce that from November 21st to November 28th , Memefest will again hold our international symposium, workshops and interventions, at Swinburne University, Melbourne.

Our aim is to connect students, academics and members of the community with refugee and asylum seeker networks and Aboriginal networks in order to research and create socially transformative public i…



Welcome to the Pleasure Dome

Memefest has commissioned Melbourne based writer extraordinaire Darren Tofts to share his

A personal history & an invitation

Pleasure is a coveted, quintessentially human emotion. More than simple enjoyment, it is a rhythm of feeling, thought and living. I mean, isn’t that why we are all here? Isn’t it why our atoms have come together from elsewhere, colliding at the speed of light, dyn…



PLEASURE: Friendly Competition Deadline Closed!

We are very excited to have received inspiring works from around the world to this years Friendly competition!

The theme PLEASURE has triggered a lot of creative energy and work. It was and is a highly interesting journey for us too.

Pleasure is at the very core of socially responsive communication, design and art. But how does pleasure manifest today, what is its place in design, media, ar…



Deadline Extended! Artists, Critical Writers and Communication Design Interventionists- 10 More Days to go!

Well, well... how great to see inspiring works from around the globe being submitted to this years Memefest Friendly Competition!

Many of you have asked for a bit more time- and we are listening. We want everyone to have a chance to participate in our global dialogue on PLEASURE, therefore we extend the deadline for TEN more days. The last deadline is Thursday 30th of September 2016.




Memefest 2016: PLEASURE Call for papers!

The one and only Memefest international festival of Socially Responsive Communication, Design and Art invites you to submit your critical interventions on the theme: PLEASURE

Pleasure. An activity as well as an experience that is given and taken. Pleasure is that which is agreeable and satisfying to the senses and the mind. A sensation of the body as well as the body politic, pleasure is …




Hello comrades, friends,

Great news for all of you who missed the deadline for submission of your works!

We received strong works from four continents but have received a lot of requests to extend the deadline. We want to listen to our community and have decided to give you some more time and because of the summer / winter holidays we extended the deadline to September 20 2016! So, enough t…