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rok

DESIGNER   +   ACTIVIST   +   OUTSIDE_OF_CLASIFICATIONS

MELBOURNE MOB - Radical Intimacies in Action
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So... finally some snapshots from the amazing energy we are all experiencing here in Melbourne right now.

Three days of symposium with great speakers: critical thinkers, activists, academics, artists, designers, lovers and friends (and guitar players) from around the world who helped to open our horizons on the theme Radical Intimacies: Dialogue in out Times - especially the ones delivered from the aboriginal communities from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

We are now already at the third day of the workshop - working on projects which will help strengten the aboriginal fight against constant colonization.

This is just a snapshot, more to come...!
Keep the fire burning!

The cemeteries of things
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This is a great example of production based economy - failure, failure, failure... 

Check it out - great article:
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-05-16/where-worlds-unsold-cars-go-die

FOOD DEMOCRACY meme visuals
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Here we go - the posters are cooked!

The ingredients for this year dish was:
- 2 kg of images with strong but at the same time open narration
- 6 pieces of vernacular typography normally used in small local groceries
- a pinch or two of supportive text
and an extra doze of imagination.

Here are the results.

Enjoy the meal/Dober tek/DObar tek/Buen apetito/Buon apetito/Gutten Appetit/Bom apetite/...

The cooks: Oliver Vodeb and Rok Klemenčič.

The cost of inequality - OXFAM report
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This report is worth to read! How rapidly growing extreme wealth and inequality are harmful to human progress.
We know a lot about the subject, but there are some number which makes you really really sad and angry...

For example this:
"The top 100 billionaires added $240 billion to their wealth in 2012- enough to
end world poverty four times over."

Or this:
Over the last thirty years inequality has grown dramatically in many countries. In the US the share of national income going to the top 1% has doubled since 1980 from 10 to 20%. For the top 0.01% it has quadrupled to levels never seen before. At a global level, the top 1% (60 million
people), and particularly the even more select few in the top 0.01% (600,000 individuals - there are around 1200 billionaires in the world), the last thirty years has been an incredible feeding frenzy.

Here is the link:
http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/cost-of-inequality-oxfam-mb180113.pdf

CULTURAL EMBASSY of PALESTINA in Ljubljana and Maribor
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From 20th of October to 1st of December Cultural days of Palestinian culture will take place in Maribor and Ljubljana (Slovenia).

Cultural embassy consist of exhibitions, palestinian poetry, documentaries, talks, etc.

For detailed programme visit the FB event site (just in slovenian language):
http://www.facebook.com/events/116124775210525/

I was involved in project as a designer of the visuals - the attached poster is the result;)

The project is supported by BDS movement:
http://www.bdsmovement.net/

52 SHADES OF GREED
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I came along a realy great project - a set of deck playing cards made with the help of 28 illustrator all over the world.

They visualised Wall Street executives and politicians who were (and still are) the master of (financial) distaster.

http://52shadesofgreed.com/

The cards are on sale through ROCKETHUB – crowfunding engine.
Another goal of the group is to print up a 1000 ecks of card to give out on the street for free on September 17, the one year anniversary of the first U.S: occupy gathering in New York
As you can see they already succeded.
http://www.rockethub.com/projects/10224-52-shades-of-greed

The organisators said:« While occupiers are no longer in the park, they are hard at work figuring out how to use people-power to hold big time finance guys and institutions accountable for the total mess they have caused. We think the cards will be a great way to bring people – including you! – into the issues. (Do you know what a CDO is, or how the banks are using it to continue their subprime lending? Well, you should, and the information in this deck, and on our site, will help). Especially as we come up to the election, these issues are very salient.

The illustrations are great, and the project –as well is great!

GRAFITTI for blind people
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My friends from SMETUMET (the name is a wordplay from TRASH and ART in Slovenian) group are working on a very interesting project (again:)!
Grafitti for blind people.
At the beginning of next week they will held a workshop in Maribor where they will produce slogans in BRAILLE signs made with BRAILLE printer on used surfaces with blind people and than will stick them on different spots in the city.

This is a project in collaboration with European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012.

More info here (just in slovenian)
http://www.smetumet.com/index.php?smt=go&show=kultura%20ni%20ovira

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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