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Signs Of Revolt - The City, The Sign And Revolution In The 21st Century

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This is link to a paper I gave at a conference Design and Social Activism in Barcelona this summer, I thought it would interest people here. It draws on the fantastic theories of communcation that Mikhail Bakhtin and Valentin Volosinov wrote in the 20s in Russia, and looks at how the combination of economic collapse and network technology are feeding a dialogical battle over the meaning of Signs, it was written just before Occupy took off so focuses on the uprisings in the Middle East and the Riots and student movement in the UK.

Enjoy!

http://www.noeldouglas.net/SignsOfRevoltNoelDouglas.pdf

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lokidesign
8 years, 4 months ago

Hi Noel, this is great! are you working with Tony Credland in London?

Noel
8 years, 4 months ago

Hi Loki,

good to hear from you again, hope you're well!

Yes, we did the show signs of revolt together (I'm updating the website soon) http://signsofrevolt.net I've get it going as a blog too.

And now we're, with others, in the process of trying to set up Occupy Design here in the UK.

Interesting times!

Nx

Noel
8 years, 4 months ago

…sorry that should be 'I've kept' not 'I've get'! The show was in 2009 on the anniversary of Seattle, maybe time to do it again with all the new stuff that's happened!

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