Education secretary Michael Gove has recently revealed a proposal to replace the GCSE exam with an English Baccalaureate. The proposal initially intends to focus studies towards three core subject areas – English, Maths and Science – with History, Geography and languages added at a later stage. Not all subjects will be included- with art and design, for example, left out.
Our talk at Typolondon went well and has received a few reviews. The first is from Computers Arts magazine’s highlights of the festival. And the second is from Eye Magazine’s blog in a piece called The Bloomsbury Set
Occupy Design will be presenting a talk on Occupy graphics at Typolondon, this October.
We held a small workshop and talk at the Cuts Cafe as part of the build up to the October 20 demonstration against austerity called by the TUC. Here’s a few pics from the day also including the Occupied Times being produced and friends from Make The March who we joined with for the workshop.
Come to our talk/workshop at Cuts Cafe to create work for the Oct 20 Demo
Exposing the 1% in imagery
We wanted to intervene in the London Design Festival to bring the Occupy perspective to a different audience. We were hosted by the V&A for a panel discussion and to show work from our two campaigns from this year, Debrand The City and Expose The 1%. Introduced by Occupy Designers Jody Boehnert and Noel Douglas [...]
Occupy Design is having a meetup! Come of an informal get together at the South Bank Centre to meet other design occupiers.
We’re hosting two events at the V&A come along and add your voice!
The Talking Shop is a new initative designed to build solidarity and action against the huge changes that threaten to wreck art and design education in this country.
Designers involved with Occupy Design have given The Occupied Times, the newspaper that came out of the Occupy London camp, a new website which we want to direct your attention to, so do please go there and check it out!
Beautiful Trouble is a new book and web toolbox that puts the accumulated wisdom of decades of creative protest into the hands of the next generation of change-makers. Combining practical and theoretical resources for creative activism this amazing book will be helpful to any Occupy Designers in need of creative inspiration. More info: http://beautifultrouble.org/
Debt is everywhere. It designs our lives and the whole world. Debt takes the power from the people and gives it in to the hands of bankers and experts. But Debt wasn’t always what it is today. Can we imagine a different relation to Debt? Our friends at Memefest are calling for work for their [...]
Mainstream curriculum in schools, universities, academies and colleges trains us to become exploited cultural workers. Yet many lecturers, teachers and students out there are working to resist this and create alternatives. What we all need is an anti-precarity alternative education curriculum! After months of research, meetings and debates, the Precarious Workers Brigade have finally put together a resource [...]
Graph of the week: why everything George Osborne says about the economy is wrong. That tiny yellow blob on the UK bar is what British politics is obsessed by – the government’s debt. That monstrous green chunk is the great unmentionable – the financial system’s debt. A catastrophe in waiting. Even more reason to Debrand [...]
A questionnaire about the precarious condition that characterises the experience of working in the field of much contemporary design
The City of London has wrecked the world economy, it’s time for a debrand!
We need to expose the actions of the 1%. We want your visualizations to help the 99% to understand the complex processes that are affecting every aspect of life.
Occupy Design UK received this curious request from trend forecasting, brand strategy company The Future Laboratory. We have documented the letter and our response here
The Occupy Design Workshop coincided with the release of The Occupier, a poster newspaper
Here are images from the Occupy Design launch weekend
Poster Workshop for the 99%, out into the streets!
We had a great weekend launch last weekend, despite the cold! Thanks to all who came who made it such a good couple of days.
Creative Review spoke to Jonathan Barnbrook, one of the organisers of the event, about what the movement’s new design wing hopes to achieve