Memfest 2008 - Exploring radical beauty of comunication !
Memefest, the International Festival of Radical Communication born in
Slovenia and rapidly reaching a critical mass worldwide is proud to
announce its seventh annual competition. Once again, Memefest is
encouraging students, writers, artists, designers, thinkers,
philosophers, and counter-culturalists to submit their work to our panel of renowned
For the seventh year now, the organisers of Memefest, a "festival
of radical communication," are encouraging students, professionals,
artists and activists alike to contribute their talents to our
Memefest team departs from the principle that there is too much
talent and knowledge being wasted in communication practices that
benefit only the ones that can afford to buy public/media space. More
than this Memefest nurtures and rewards communication approaches and
practices that exceed marketing communication, propaganda, public
relations and other media practices that reproduce hierarchical
power relations in our societies. Radical communication works towards
dialogue or establishes conditions for dialogue. It does so in
different ways and many submissions from almost sixty Countries that
came to Memefest in the past six years did this in a innovative and
This is also one of the reasons why our organisation is founded upon
and nurtured by the hope for change. Together, we can explore
how socially beneficial ideas and communications approaches can
be created and effectively practised in the public sphere.
Good communication is radical communication.
After a long and
intense discussion the chosen theme for Memefest 2008 is
theme we want you to explore radical beauty and use it for
creation and social action for grassroots initiatives in your
communities in ways that let the world fall in love with it.
examples from previous years' festivals should you need
inspiration or motivation.
If you are
not a student we invite you to participate in the ambitious
Beyond… category, which accepts all and any types of submissions
whose format deviates from the requirements of the first three
We invite your
participation in this year's festival and are also open to new
ideas. Even if you choose not to contribute this year, we
encourage you to send us your ideas and feedback, as ideally we would
like to hear from, and collaborate with, as many people as
Memefest occurs completely online at www.memefest.org, and all entries
be available for full access and commentary in the site galleries. In
Memefest received almost 500 entries from participants of every
on the globe (‘cept Antarctica). We hope to get bigger, and to spread
more of those good infectious ideas, so keep thinking- and creating.
mention that, in addition to our work in Slovenia, we have five
global sibling collectives in operation, namely Memefest Brazil,
Colombia, Australia, Balkan and Spain. We are open for
your ideas and collaboration from around the world.
Deadline for submissions is May 20th 2008!