30th April 2013

Second Memefest/ QCA Award for Imaginative Critical Intervention

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The award for Imaginative Critical Intervention is given to support critical thinking, as the ability to see situations as they are and imagine them differently in a way that can emancipate and lead to transformation through intervention. Such interventions can be many things. They create a rupture in the order of things with the goal to redefine our relationships between being, doing and saying and our fields of experience.

The Award promotes excelence in design/communication for social and environmental change.

This special Award in each category will be given in collaboration with the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane: Memefest/Griffith-Qca Award for Imaginative Critical Intervention.

The award for Imaginative Critical Intervention is given to support critical thinking, as the ability to see situations as they are and imagine them differently in a way that can emancipate and lead to transformation through intervention. Such interventions can be many things. They create a rupture in the order of things with the goal to redefine our relationships between being, doing and saying and our fields of experience. Such interventions conditioned by critical thinking are tightly connected to the principle of response-ability, which is an active position of engagement and the quality to transformatively act in situations, insisting that what matters are the human implications and not only the market implications of situations.

The Award is given to promote high standards of design/communication for social change as advocated by the new Design Futures program at Qca/Griffith and Memefest.

This years main theme is FOOD DEMOCRACY. A special participatory art for social change category "Beyond..." is open as well. 

This Award is part of our new artist/designer-communicator/theorist in residence program. We will fly one author of a chosen project in each category (Visual communication practice, Beyond..., Critical writing) to Brisbane, Australia.

You will be able to participate in a special workshop for extradisciplinary investigation at the Queensland College of Art. You will be invited to collaborate with the best hearts and minds in communication/design/art: theory/practice on a project that will result in a public intervention in the city of Brisvegas. 

EXTENDED DEADLINE MAY 31ST 2013!

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