Can Jokes Bring Down Governments? Memes, Design and Politics

Metahaven is an Amsterdam-based design collective specialising in politics and aesthetics. Founded by Daniel van der Velden and Vinca Kruk, Metahaven’s work reflects political and social issues through research-driven design, and design-driven research. In 2010, Metahaven published Uncorporate Identity, a design anthology for our dystopian age, with Lars Müller Publishers. Vinca Kruk teaches editorial design at ArtEZ Academy of Art and Design, Arnhem. Daniel van der Velden teaches design at Yale University, New Haven, and at the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam.
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    Shawn Goffshared an impression5 years ago
    💡Learnt A Lot

    Good for academic purposes

    thebookishomeshared an impression6 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot

    Politic made by a spoon of joke and some crap things

    Юлия Даниловаshared an impression4 years ago
    🙈Lost On Me


    Bas Grasmayerhas quoted9 years ago
    Politicians in Europe are more afraid of financial markets than of their own people.
    thebookishomehas quoted6 years ago
    Jokes are an active, living and mobile form of disobedience
    Bas Grasmayerhas quoted9 years ago
    a state of permanent crisis, either looming or actual, is normalized. Capitalism is then established as “the only viable political and economic system” to the extent that “it is now impossible even to imagine a coherent alternative to it.”

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