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oliver
1 month 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
1 month 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, 3 weeks ago

Oliver Vodeb and Arturo Escobar in Dialogue

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1 month, 4 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, 2 weeks ago

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

https://t.me/memefestnetwork

gabriellaprovoked
2 months, 1 week 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, 1 week ago
Hey Gabriela, which chat- like here? I can see your comment. :)
gabriellaprovoked
2 months, 1 week ago
Hi Oliver, oh sorry, I meant the Telegram chat.
oliver
2 months, 1 week ago
Hmm, wait will check, but thanks for letting me know!
oliver
2 months, 1 week 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, 2 weeks ago

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

antonio 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

"That's a great intro. As always, you infuse critical thinking into the present and stimulate researc..."

oliver 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

"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, 4 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, 1 week 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, 1 week ago

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

oliver
3 months, 1 week 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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3 months, 3 weeks ago

Kimberley Coronavirus Animation

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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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 weeks ago

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

oliver
ABOUT ME

Username

oliver


Name

Oliver Vodeb


Gender

male


Country

Australia


Description

I am a member of Memefest communication/art/theory Kolektiv, and founder, curator and editor of Memefest Festival of Socially Responsive Communication and Art. Iam also facilitator of Memefest online social network.

I am an Academic at RMIT University, Melbourne. I teach and research mostly in the field of communication design. I approach design/communication from a critical inter/ extradisciplinary perspective and I investigate theoretical, strategic, conceptual and "hands on" practice.

I enjoy working in many different media including visual and text.

Books I have published :

http://memefest.org/en/fooddemocracy/

www.memefest.org/en/indebtedtointervene/

www.memefest.org/demonstratingrelevance/en

www.druzbenoodzivnokomuniciranje.si/

This was my studio in Slovenia (2004-2012): www.poper.si

CV (sort of): http://www.memefest.org/en/about/who_we_are_oliver_vodeb/

You can read some of my texts here:
https://rmit.academia.edu/OliverVodeb


I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

I have been here from the very beginning of Memefest. I am interested in communication/design for social and environmental change.
I name such communication socially responsive communication.

Broadly speaking I am interested in visual communication, photography, sociological aspects of communication, design and media.

Iam interested in institutionalised forms of communication like for example communication done by design/communication studios and advertising agencies as well as non institutionalised forms of communication like tactical media or broader aspects of media activism.

In a slightly more academic language:

I am interested in how critical social theory can illuminate the complex processes of production, distribution and reception of public (visual) communication in order to generate public communication as a responsible social, political, economic and cultural practice.

I am particularly interested in relations between concepts of response-ability and communication effectiveness, and the social construction of design and other forms of pubic communication as profession, practice and praxis within academia, the market environments and non-institutionalised communities.


Faculty

was studiing at Faculty for social sciences University of Ljubljana


Education

PhD in sociology of communication and design


Working place

RMIT University, School of Design, Master of Communication Design


Music I like

Flamming Lips, Pixies, The Black Crowes, Demeter, Porno for Pyros, Ry Cooder, Junior Kimbrough, Townes van Zandt, T-model Ford, The Dirty Three, Bonnie Prince Billy, Primus, Faith no More, Bob Dylan, RHCP, Alice Donut, Faith no more, Mark Lanegan, Reigning Sound, Total Control;


Books I like

The Unbearable Lightness of Being, A Confederacy of Dunces, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, PanikHerz...;


Films I like

The man who wasn't there, No country for old man, Genova, Zidane a 21st century portrait, There will be blood, Il Postino, Festen, Straight Story, Wild at heart, White Ribbon, Dog tooth;


Communication projects I like

I like stuff we did at Poper studio. I like posters from Inkahoots. I like the zine project 23/56 from Kevin. I like many things that were submitted to Memefest, I like stuff from Cactusnetwork, I like the work of Image-shift.


Websites I like

poper.si, memefest.org, magnumphotos.com, mubi.com, ubu.com, http://twotheories.blogspot.com, brianholmes.wordpress.com, www.lensculture.com, www.burnmagazine.org, www.bagnewsnotes.com, www.cactusnetwork.org.uk, http://www.image-shift.net, www.inkahoots.com.au/
www.lokidesign.net


People I like

My dear family and my wonderful friends.


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