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h.watts

DESIGNER   +   RESEARCHER   +   EDUCATOR   +   OUTSIDE_OF_CLASIFICATIONS

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oliver
3 days, 6 hours 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
2 weeks, 3 days 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/

stephen_designer wrote new blogpost
3 weeks ago

Your 20 Sources and 20 People for this Year 2020
This OPENBLOG 2020 theme is for all MEMEFEST MEMBERS to freely participate in.

The idea is to he...

oliver
2 months 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
2 months ago
Very interrsting!!!❤️
oliver
2 months, 3 weeks 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
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Great that you are doing this!
--Daniel
oliver
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Of course... and there will be more. When are we printing all the rest of the materials?
oliver
3 months, 1 week 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
3 months, 1 week 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 commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
3 months, 2 weeks ago

"As we are working a lot with photographers here is an article on Afrapix, a radical photo collective..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
3 months, 2 weeks ago

"Here are some great links sent to me by Pamela from Goucher, they are very useful resources, so I am..."

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

"Here the latest on Black Yield Institute, published by Civil Eats:

https://tinyurl.com/y2ephb4c..."

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

"Hello Pamela @mxpjthompson, thanks for sharing about the work you have been doing with your students..."

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

"I Love Kevin's take on food and its relation to community, commoning and the potentials, which are i..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
3 months, 4 weeks ago

"And hi again...so, we are very excited and looking forward to come and join you in Baltimore to inve..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
3 months, 4 weeks ago

"Hi everybody! Very much looking forward to it all. I will write more later but for now here are some..."

oliver
4 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/

oliver
4 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
5 months, 3 weeks 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/

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost How Hong Kong is Calling on the World for Help
5 months, 3 weeks ago

"This is cool too:

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

h.watts
ABOUT ME

Username

h.watts


Name

Harriet Watts


Birth year

1987


Gender

female


Country

Australia


I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

how and where the creative industry and environmental activism connect and overlap. I'm interested in how to create change and shift culture towards sustainable ideals using holistic thinking. I'm also interesting in simple things like using waste to design and make products.


Faculty

Studied at UNSW Art + Design in Sydney, and now teaching there


Education

Conceptual and cross-disciplinary design (object and textiles)


Working place

The Fortynine Studio


Books I like

Some ultimate faves...
The Hidden Life of Trees - Peter Wohlleben
The Lacuna - Barbara Kingsolver
Look Who's Morphing - Tom Cho
Quiet - Susan Cain


COMRADES
oliver stephen_designer