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!
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
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