As part of the ‘DESIGN ETHICS FOR THE NEW NORMAL’ series by WOW New Agency, DARH member Adriana Eysler invited Gemma Copeland of digital coop Common Knowledge to discuss Co-operative Alternatives. Together they explore alternative ways of working in the cultural and creative industries, cooperative models and modes of production and their rise in the… Continue reading Design ethics for the new normal: Co-operative Alternatives
During the 2020 academic workers strike over pay, precarity, gender and racial inequality and rising workloads, striking DARH member Adriana Eysler held a picket line ‘teach out’ on why designers and cultural workers need a union too. She discussed this with a member of the Design and Cultural Workers branch of the grassroots union UVW,… Continue reading Designers need a union too!
On Wed 2nd May Agitate-Propagate-Print!, a one-day screen-printing workshop for students with the activist graphics group Propagate Collective, took place in LCC’s screen-printing studio. The event was part of DARH’s Agitate-Propagate-68. The workshop drew inspiration from the political visuals and basic techniques of the Atelier Populaire, the occupied art school print studio in Paris which during… Continue reading Agitate-Propagate-Print!
Agitate – Propagate – 68! Provocations from Radical London Organised in collaboration with LCC Library 1 – 31 May 2018 To mark the 50th anniversary of ‘1968’, a year of global protest and unrest, the Design Activism Research Hub (DARH) is staging an exhibition/intervention in the LCC Library with related events for UAL students and… Continue reading Agitate – Propagate – 68!
Radical upsurge – Underground publishing in the Sixties Exhibition at LCC as part of the London Design Festival Alternative do-it-yourself (DIY) publishing in the UK is often assumed to have started with photocopiers and punks. However, counterculture and grassroots movements from the mid-1960s onwards generated an explosion of alternative ‘not for profit’ print and publications,… Continue reading Radical upsurge – 60’s Underground publishing
Art Galleries: Stop the Gentrification of Boyle Heights and other Working Class Areas! We, the undersigned, stand united in struggle with the residents of Boyle Heights in their resistance to the gentrification of their area. Since summer, 2016 they have staged a number of public protests against contemporary art galleries that have moved into their… Continue reading Letter in solidarity with the struggle of LA’s Boyle Heights Alliance Against Artwashing and Displacement
Design Activism Research Hub Presents: Kate Evans Tuesday 9 May, 5:30pm, Lecture Theatre C, LCC, UAL Open to all UAL staff and students Kate Evans presents her award-winning new graphic novel Threads from the Refugee Crisis, a heartfelt, yet humorous, account of life in the Calais Jungle. Evans takes us on a tour through her… Continue reading DARH presents Kate Evans
DARH presents Liz McQuiston The author of Graphic Agitation and Suffragettes to She-Devils talks about her most recent book, Visual Impact: Creative Dissent in the 21st Century. Followed by a Q&A. On Wed 9th November at 17.30 in Lecture Theater B http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2016/11/9/Design-Activism-Research-Hub-presents-Visual-Impact-Liz-McQuiston/
The Design Activism Research Hub (DARH) will run a hands-on workshop on the theme of DIY graphics – create collages, posters and typographic layouts with simple tools and techniques on the working theme of Love and Hate. Get an insight into the fundamental principles of punk art and design and the longstanding heritage of home-made,… Continue reading Punk Zine Workshop The Design Museum
Jan van Toorn and Els Kuipers were invited to run a workshop ‘Staging the message – strategy, method and language use’ during the week of 23-27th Nov 2015 at London College of Communication. This practical workshop offers participants theoretical and practical tools for an editorial approach to visual production. It concentrates on the critical ‘journalistic’… Continue reading Staging the Message: Jan van Toorn & Els Kuipers
The Design Activism Research Hub invites you to its first exhibition, Radical Attic. The exhibition features social and political activist material culture, highlighting the histories and memories associated with the items, from Greece to Greenham, Animal Liberation to ACT UP and the alter-globalisation movements to the recent student occupations. Private View: Thursday 14 May /… Continue reading Radical Attic – Exhibition at LCC
The Design Activism Research Hub works on its first exhibition, Radical Attic, taking place at LCC in May 2015. An exhibition that will feature social and political activist material culture, highlighting the histories and memories associated with the items.
The Design Activism Research Hub invites UAL staff and students to contribute to its first exhibition, Radical Attic, taking place at LCC in May 2015. The exhibition will feature social and political activist material culture, highlighting the histories and memories associated with the items. Do you have posters, stickers, banners, flyers, badges, pamphlets or… Continue reading Radical Attic – Call Out
At the invitation of the Design Activism Research Hub (DARH), members of New York’s Interference Archive presented their work to a packed and enthusiastic audience at London College of Communication (LCC) in November 2014. Interference were later joined on stage for a discussion with archivists from London’s 56a Infoshop and the Feminist Library.… Continue reading Activating Social Movement Histories
13 Nov 2014 17:30 to 20:30 The Design Activism Research Hub Presents:Interference Archive: Activating Social Movement Histories This event brings speakers from New York’s Interference Archive to discuss the relationship between archives, politics, cultural production and social movement histories. Interference Archive is a collectively run ‘archive from below’ that comprises a social and study… Continue reading Interference Archive
DARH is a research hub based at London College of Communication concerned with the visual and material culture practices and artefacts of social movements and other formations of resistance and agitation. We aim to encourage interest, research and analysis into this field of vital cultural production, contemporary and historical, within the university and outside of… Continue reading New Hub set up