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sumankabiraj

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oliver
2 weeks, 2 days ago

This is super: between 1st- 31st October 2020 anyone can get 30% off the Food Democracy book online using the code FAN30 at the checkout!!

https://intellectbooks.com/food-democracy

oliver
3 weeks, 1 day ago

David Graeber was connected to Memefest mostly via his incredible work on Debt.

This is an invitation to come together across the world for a memorial carnival in the spirit of the one and only, David Graeber, who just left us so suddenly and unexpectedly. The invitation emerges from his wife Nika and a handful of his friends.

https://davidgraeber.industries/memorial-carnival-eng

oliver
3 months, 2 weeks 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 months, 2 weeks 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)
oliver
5 months ago

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

https://t.me/memefestnetwork

gabriellaprovoked
4 months, 3 weeks 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
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Hey Gabriela, which chat- like here? I can see your comment. :)
gabriellaprovoked
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi Oliver, oh sorry, I meant the Telegram chat.
oliver
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Hmm, wait will check, but thanks for letting me know!
oliver
4 months, 3 weeks 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
5 months, 1 week ago

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

oliver
5 months, 4 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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oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Why Did We Delete the "Coronavirus COVID-19 is an act of war?" Openblog Post?
6 months, 2 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
6 months, 2 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
6 months, 2 weeks ago

Night surf

oliver
8 months 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
8 months, 2 weeks 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/

oliver
10 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
10 months ago
Very interrsting!!!❤️
oliver
10 months, 4 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
10 months, 4 weeks ago
Great that you are doing this!
--Daniel
oliver
10 months, 4 weeks ago
Of course... and there will be more. When are we printing all the rest of the materials?
oliver
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 months, 4 weeks ago

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

sumankabiraj
ABOUT ME

Username

sumankabiraj


Name

Suman Kabiraj


Birth year

1983


Gender

male


Country

India


Description

Suman Kabiraj born in 1983 , done his MFA in Painting from Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta university in 2006. Working across a variety of media like drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and video art. His work reflects a deep involvement with the time ,society and politics. Kabiraj participated in different major shows in country and abroad. Netherland Streaming Festival UK,2014; Summer Show 2014 at CIMA, Kolkata; Catalyst Arts Belfast International Festival, Belfast, UK 2013; Espacio Enter Europe International Art Preview 2013; Indian Contemporary Art Show, National Gallery, Jakarta ,Indonesia,2011; Group Show at Emami Chisel Art,Kolkata,2009; ‘Zen Next ‘at Aakriti Art Gallery,2008; ‘Young Contemporaries’ curated by Jogen Choudhury at Aakriti, 2007; ' Artists’ Workshop organized by KHOJ and Balvividha , Kolkata,2007; AIFACS New Delhi Annual Show 2006-2008; ' Art Watch ' at Gallery 88, Kolkata 2006; Camlin National Exhibition 2005 are few of them.
He is awarder with Governor’s gold medal from Govt. Art College in 2005, Euro art visit scholarship through Camlin India Foundation in 2005,Gaganendranath Tagore Memorial Award from Indian Society of Oriental Art in 2001, Sunil Das Scholarship in 2003, Gopen Roy Memorial award for Graphic Art in 2002etc. Besides his multidisciplinary art practice he is also involved in artistic projects on roads-people-architecture and layer of history in different cities/villages of India. He lives and works in Kolkata.


I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

exploring my creative language and research specific thought through my art works in a prestigious creative platform like Memefest.


Faculty

Govt College of Art and Craft, calcutta University


Education

Master of Visual Art in painting and drawing


Books I like

The God of Small Things, Geeta, Tagore books etc.


COMRADES
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