(Re)distributed Media: Leakage 16-17 June 2018 Design Museum, London Tickets Bookings are now live for this weekend of talks, performances, experiments, screenings and workshops. The series takes the theme of leakage as…
(Re)distributed Media: Leakage
16-17 June 2018
Design Museum, London
Bookings are now live for this weekend of talks, performances, experiments, screenings and workshops. The series takes the theme of leakage as a point of departure to examine how information and narratives are distributed across media platforms, and questions what impact this has on social, cultural, political and economic contexts.
The series contributes to the public programme for the upcoming exhibition ‘Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18′.
TWO-CITY WALKING TOUR & CRITICAL MAPPING WORKSHOP with Ruben Pater
11.00-14.00, Saturday 16 June
How can collective mapping reveal the economic relations in a city?
Dutch designer Ruben Pater and the workshop participants will design walking tours throughout the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, which will be used by visitors of the Design Museum. Using statistics, trivia, and archives, participants will map the inequalities and the contrast in living conditions that are unique to this borough. The maps produced will allow visitors to critically explore the context and social complexities of the local area.
LANDSCAPE LEAKAGE with FRAUD
15.00-17.00, Saturday 16 June
From its use of fertilizers, transport networks, pollutants and landscaping, food production is becoming Earth’s leading terraforming force. When twenty-five percent of the land on our planet is harvested each year, and more than half of the world’s oceans are being exploited by big fishing, how does food help us understand the modes in which territories are made increasingly promiscuous—routinely leaking—by extractive and speculative operations?
Join artist-métis-duo FRAUD to explore the current state of global food production through the practices of ‘design-as-conflict’. Over the course of a curated meal of non-edible materials, FRAUD and participants from the MA Graphic Media Design course will share their latest research into relationships between food and environmental leakage.
THE AFTER-PARTY CONFERENCE with Marwan Kaabour
18.30-20.00, Saturday 16 June
Whether by politicians or celebrities, activists or CEO’s, public speech is designed to persuade us and evoke our emotions. In an era of fake news threatening the limits of free-speech, how has political language been designed to manipulate and capture our consent?
This evening performance, curated by designer Marwan Kaabour, explores the politics of language today. Guest performers, Georgina Voss (anthropologist, lecturer, artist, writer, and journalist) and Alex MacDonald (political speech writer, poet and editor) and MA Graphic Media Design participants will present and analyze speeches by key public figures to explore their hidden designs.
ENTITIES OF INTEREST with David Benqué
14.00-18.00, Sunday 17 June
In this workshop, designer and researcher, David Benqué invites participants to explore the politics of missing data through revisiting the ‘Panama Papers’ database, released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Published by the Guardian and other newspapers worldwide in 2016, the papers revealed the extent to which politicians, CEO’s and celebrities have relied on off-shore bank accounts, shell companies, and other loopholes to avoid tax.
Following a presentation on the story behind the Panama Papers, participants will be invited to fill in the gaps in the data using online research and their imagination. These findings will contribute to a publication produced with the MA Graphic Media Design participants.
POSITIONING PRACTICE 2
The second issue of Positioning Practice will be launched at this event also, exploring the workshop model as a site to extend investigative and critical practice.
Positioning Practice is an annual publication that encourages understanding of the graphic designer as researcher. Through discussion of wide-ranging postgraduate workshops it repositions research as a critical act of questioning and a form of cultural and visual commentary.