Interesting event: Cruel Design/Disobedient Design

Anna Feigenbaum posted this call for participation to Crit-Geog-Forum, looks like an event that’ll stimulate some discussion. Not entirely sure I believe Dismaland really does anything political but is rather already subsumed in the ideology it presumably intends to critique. I mean, I’ve just seen someone at the train station in a Dismaland t-shirt…

Nevertheless, Debbie Withers‘ involvement definitely recommends this as something that will be interesting.

The event is run by the Civic Media Hub which is worth checking out.

So see below for details:

Cruel Design/Disobedient Design

A showcase and discussion on the art and politics of designing for justice in association with Cruel Designs at Dismaland.

Event Information:
Saturday, 26 September 2015
Bristol, Hydra Books TBC
16:00 to 18:00

From anti-homeless spikes and border fences to DIY tear gas masks and union banners, design practices are used for social control and social change. In this public event with designers, curators and social justice campaigners we explore what it means to design for disobedience.

Free, ticketed event:

Gavin Grindon / curator of Cruel Designs at Dismaland & Lecturer in Curating / University of Essex

Barnbrook / Creative Studio / London

MinuteWorks / multidisciplinary graphic design studio specialising in sustainable communications / Manchester

Occupy Design / Crisis graphics for crisis times! / London

Debi Withers / Curator, writer, researcher & publisher / Bristol

And More!

Facilitated by:
Anna Feigenbaum / Civic Media Hub & Senior Lecturer in Digital Storytelling / Bournemouth University

Sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture & Community at Bournemouth University, The University of Essex Centre for Curatorial Studies & the MeCCSA Social Movements Network

This event is the second in our series of public discussions on Civic Media and Social Justice. Our first event, Mapping for Justice, was held in London in June 2015.

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