Micah White | The Future of Protest | VASD Program at RMCAD





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Published on Feb 28, 2014

The Future of Protest
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Marry Harris Auditorium on the campus of the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

Micah White is a former editor of Adbusters magazine and co-created the international meme Occupy Wall Street. Influenced by philosophical ideas, political and cultural movements, environmentalism, and technological innovations, White inspires seemingly minor contributors to harness the power of information systems and participate in the creation and direction of culture.

White's lecture The Future of Protest explores how visual culture plays an important role in social change through critically evaluating activist events like Occupy Wall Street. White speaks to the innovative position of artists and designers in the current environment of cultural and political civic engagement. White calls for creative re-imagination of how we relate to the world and others. This is particularly urgent because of the growing alarm of climate change and the increasing frustration of political stalemate.

VASD Program
The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer Program at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is an interdisciplinary initiative that is culturally inclusive, intellectually expansive, and enriches the RMCAD experience and engages the greater community. An integral part of the educational mission of RMCAD, the VASD Program fosters vision, creativity and innovation by bringing leading national and international artists, scholars and designers to campus each year. The Program provides direct access to contemporary art, design and culture through an inspiring comparative framework by creating a forum for appreciation and critical inquiry of diverse and challenging artistic visions.

The Interventions Series
Micah White's lecture, The Future of Protest is the second lecture in the VASD Program's Interventions series. The VASD Program explores the concept of Interventions in a series of public lectures from September 2013 through April 2014. The series began with London-based artist Daniel Eatock's lecture, Subject to Change, and initiated the examination of the various possibilities and manifestations of interventions in the cultural realm, as well as how they function in the current art and design discourse today. Interventions are ruptures in systems or moments of directional change that often create new perspectives -- like a New Year's resolution or a political revolt. Historically, art and design interventions have run concurrently with, and sometimes led, new ways of seeing the world.

For more information on the VASD Program please go to vasd.rmcad.edu
For more information on RMCAD please visit www.rmcad.edu
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

Gretchen Marie Schaefer - VASD Program Coordinator


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