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oliver
3 weeks, 3 days 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
3 weeks, 3 days 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, 2 weeks ago

Oliver Vodeb and Arturo Escobar in Dialogue

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1 month, 3 weeks ago

Oliver Vodeb and Arturo Escobar in Dialogue
We are excited to announce a special dialogue between Oliver Vodeb and Arturo Escobar at the Festiva...

oliver
2 months, 1 week ago

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

https://t.me/memefestnetwork

gabriellaprovoked
2 months 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 ago
Hey Gabriela, which chat- like here? I can see your comment. :)
gabriellaprovoked
2 months ago
Hi Oliver, oh sorry, I meant the Telegram chat.
oliver
2 months ago
Hmm, wait will check, but thanks for letting me know!
oliver
2 months 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
Memefest commented on Memefest's blogpost CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS to new Memefest book RADICAL INTIMACIES: Extradisciplinary Investigations in Making Things Public
2 months, 1 week ago

"Thank you Antonio!! And so you do too, when ever we have the opportunity to be in touch! ..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS to new Memefest book RADICAL INTIMACIES: Extradisciplinary Investigations in Making Things Public
2 months, 2 weeks ago

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

Memefest 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

"Refusing a no touch future:

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/may/13/naomi-klein-how-big-tech..."

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3 months ago

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS to new Memefest book RADICAL INTIMACIES: Extradisciplinary Investigations in Making Things Public
We are very excited to announce that we are working on our next book in the Memefest "Interventions"...

izoljan
3 months ago

Let's wait for another holidays to pass to see if we can go back to our lives...

oliver
3 months 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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3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Kimberley Coronavirus Animation

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3 months, 2 weeks ago

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

"Hi Oliver.

What strange times to be alive hey?!

I've sure we'll see more of these kind of art..."

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

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

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

"I remember seeing the post appear, but didn't read it due to the sensationalised title of it. I've s..."

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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