Image: It’s The Political Economy Stupid, Belgrade

Jun 2024:
Grenfailed State, using Graphic Communication to help get justice for Grenfell.
University of Bedfordshire, Research Conference 2024.

Apr 2023:
Panel discussion – Oliver Ressler: Barricading the Ice Sheets
The Showroom Gallery, London.
Oliver Ressler in conversation with artist and activist Noel Douglas, Dr Antigoni Memou, Art Historian and Senior Lecturer at the University of East London; and curator and writer Lena Reisner.

Oct 2022:
Playfully Protesting Climate Chaos’ Seminar talk presented on the 8th October panel with Lena Johanna Reisner (DE), Sophie Goltz (DE), Oliver Ressler (AUS).
‘Sign Wars-Memes and Class Struggle’ Workshop 9th October.
As part of Flood Tides of Resistance at Neme Projects Space and Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus.
Curated by Oliver Ressler.

Oct 2021:
Jamming Their Culture, Creating Their Own
Left Design Festival
, online festival organised by Labour Party Graphic Designers Group

Mar 2020:
Playfully Protesting Climate Chaos
Keynote talk at Play With Purpose Conference, University of Bedfordshire.

Jan 2020:
Part of roundtable discussion in: Hawes, A., 2019. The Challenge of Collecting Digital Posters and Graphics from the Web: A Roundtable Discussion. In: Iskin, R. E., and Salsbury, B. (eds.)., Collecting Prints, Posters, and Ephemera: Perspectives in a Global World, London/New York: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 262-274.

Mar 2019:
The Vandals Took The Handles
School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University

Feb 2019:
The Persuasive Image, Panel Talk for BA Illustration.
Kingston Art School, Kingston University, London.

Jan 2019:
Capitalism is the end of the world?
Kingston Art School, Kingston University, London.

Aug 2018:
Guerilla Comms, Self Organisation and Meme Wars
workshop at Byline Festival with Bernardo Gutiaurrez.

May 2018:
Featured in an article on ‘Memes as a future design form’, in Disengo Journal 18.

Mar 2018:
Beyond Words, Photomontage Workshop at the Design Museum, London. Part of the Hope To Nope exhibition programme.

Mar 2018:
Dialogues Forum for PHD/MA/BA Fine Art students, invited speaker alongside artists DashDem and curator Clare Carolin, Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich.

Dec 2017:
Art Into Life panel discussion with Kate Schwarb, Ben Highmore, Judith Stewart, Sainsbury Centre Studio, UEA, Norwich.

Oct 2017:
Austerity WTF!, School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool.

Sep 2017:
Gregory Sholette: Delirium and Resistance: Activist Art and the Crisis of Capitalism Book Launch.
Symposium and conversation. Kim Charnley (video), Noor Afshan Mirza, Loraine Leeson and Noel Douglas.

Sep 2017:
Styling Revolt or Revolt in Style? Paper presented at Ideas of Revolt, Graphic Design Educators Network Conference, Sheffield Institute of the Arts, Sheffield.

Sep 2017:
The Future Of Social Mobilisation In The Creative Industries. Panel discussion at Hype Peace Pop Up Store, Shoreditch, London.

May 2017:
Graphic Persuasion Discussion Event.
Panelists: Noel Douglas, Rodrigo Lebrun, Mia Frostner, Arj Harrison, Kelly Satchell, Rachel Sale (scribe)
Discussion organised by Crowd Talks, Peckham Pelican, London.

November 2016:
Alternative Art School, School of Design, Kingston University.

October 2016:
Power, part of The Expanded Designer Talks, UAL, Camberwell College of Art/Chelsea School of Art and Design.

September 2016:
Propagate+Occupy Design Refugee Crisis themed workshop, Athens, Greece.

August 2016:
Talk at Boom Festival, Portugal.

June 2016:
Work featured in Viewpoint Magazine.

March 2016:
Beautiful Trouble School of Art and Design, Kingston University, London.

December 2015:
Political posters of the Occupy protest wave Nottingham Museum and Castle Gallery, as part of ‘A World To Win’ V&A Exhibition, Nottingham.

September 2015:
Regime Change Begins At Home Cards Featured in Visual Impact: Creative Dissent in the 21st Century by Liz mcQuiston published by Phaidon ISBN: 0714869708.

September 2015:
The Graphic Language of the Anti-Austerity Movements since 2008, PLANK conference, Techniques of Art and Protest, Kings College, London. Talking as Occupy Design.

May 2015:
Resist, Revolt, Design Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Fair, Somerset House, London.

May 2015:
Beyond Selfish Article for Eye Magazine on

March 2015:
Designing Disobedience in the Age of Networks Winchester School of Art, Winchester.

March 2015:
Cultural Exchange Article for Grafik magazine.

November 2014:
It’s The Political Economy, Stupid Seminar
Pefkios Georghiades Hall, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus.
Speakers: Gregory Sholette, Oliver Ressler, Areti Leopoulou, Andreas Panayiotou, Noel Douglas.
Moderator: Antonis Danos.

October 2014:
Occupy Posters paper/visual talk as part of Posters, Politics, Protest: British Political Posters
People’s History Museum, Manchester organised in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum
and Manchester Metropolitan University.

September 2014:
Disobedient Objects, Part 1. Protest Design, talk as part of Disobedient Objects Exhibition and The London Design Festival, V&A Museum, London.

July 2014:
Featured in Disobedient Objects book, Catherine Flood and Gavin Grindon,V&A Publishing.

May 2014:
Sign Struggles talk at ‘It’s Not Nice That’ Exhibition, Lighthouse Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.

March 2014:
Occupy Design talk and workshop. Camberwell College of Arts, University of Arts, London.

January 2014:
Signs Of Revolt, Norwich University Of The Arts, Norwich.

December 2013:
Signs Of Revolt, talk at London College Of Communication, University of Arts, London.

October 2013:
Beautiful Trouble, talk at Buck New University, High Wycombe.

October 2013:
Panel talk about my practice as part of Krisis and Alternatives at The Centre For Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade, Serbia. Press article here.

June 2013:
Part of panel discussion at Radical Gestures: designing protest, resistance and refusal, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London.

May 2013:
I Am, Because We Are, talk at Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland.

April 2013:
Think In, Greenham Arts/Newbury Corn Exchange with Peter Kennard

March 2013:
Design Activism: how does it change things? Design Culture Salon, V&A, London with Jody Boehnert, Paul Micklethwaite and Jonathan Chapman, chaired by Guy Julier.

February 2013:
Article on Occupy Design for desktop Magazine, Australia.

December 2012:
Occupy Design RIMAD research talk, University of Bedfordshire, Luton.

November 2012:
Occupy Design Camberwell College Of Art, University of the Arts, London.

October 2012:
Design Practice For The Common Good Typolondon International Design Conference 2012 Social, Beyond Design Cosmetics (as part of Occupy Design). Institute Of Education, London.

September 2012:
Debrand The City, Expose The 1% Occupy Design Talk at V&A as part of The London Design Festival, London.

June 2012:
Designing Alternatives: A Symposium of Contemporary Radical Design Practice
Part of the panel for this discussion with Brave New Alps, Fieldclub and the Design Disruption Group.
Edinburgh College Of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland.

June 2012:
What if artists and designers redesigned economics?
Capitalism isn’t working and the world is plummeting into a downward economic spiral, dragging down society and the environment with it. Prominent activists from the world of art, design and economics discuss the imperative of finding new way forwards, and ask what the role of the arts and design might be in a new economic revolution.
Chaired by Cecilia Wee, RCA
Other Speakers: Ellie Harrison, artist, Livia Lima, RCA Visual Communication graduate 2012, James Meadway and Ruth Potts, New Economics Foundation
Royal College Of Art, London.

Part of the New Economics Foundation’s Festival of Transition

May 2012:
Discussing the creative resistance:How is art used effectively in protest? A panel discussion event to coincide with the exhibition “Our Demonstration” with Leah Borromeo of The Space Hijackers, The Vacuum Cleaner and Dean Kenning. The Hub, Kings Cross, London.

March 2012:
Design as Politics, Power and Shadow A discussion about how visual communicators deal with the political landscape within a shift in communication methods with Metahaven chaired by Rick Poyner, organised by RCA students as part of Red Tape. Royal College of Art, London.

February 2012:
Guest on BBC World Service discussing the Occupy movement and Capitalism

November 2011:
Signs of Revolt – Creative Resistance to a Commodified World talk at Tent City University, Occupy London Stock Exchange, St.Pauls, London.

October 2011:
Signs of Revolt – Their Power and Our Power A talk to students at Camberwell College of the Arts, University of the Arts, London.

September 2011:
Presented paper Signs of Revolt, the Sign, the City and Revolution in the 21st Century at Social Change and Design Activism, Design History Society’s annual conference,  Fundacio Historia del Diseno University of Barcelona.

August 2011:
Because You’re Worth it-Creative Resistance to a Commodified World Talk presented at Galeria ZPAP, Warsaw, Poland. Supported by the British Council.

December 2010:
Appeared on BBC 3 Counties Radio to discuss the book Green Patriot Posters

December 2010:
Appeared on Graphic Design On The Radio on Resonance FM as part of discussion about the effects of cuts on Art and Design Edcuation.

January 2010:
Sign Wars the struggle for Life against Things in the 21st Century
Paper presented at Graphic Design and Social Responsibility Conference,
Katowice, Poland

November 2009:
The Right to the City visual presentation as part of the Festival of Radical Communication,
Signs of Revolt Exhibition, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane London

May 2009:
Because You’re Worth it-Creative Resistance to a Commodified World
Tactical Media and Culture Jamming in the last ten years.
Visual talk to Fine Art and Graphics students at Central St.Martins College, London.

November 2008:
Because You’re Worth it-Creative Resistance to a Commodified World
Tactical Media and Culture Jamming in the last ten years.
Visual talk at London College of Communication, London.

September 2008:
Part of Panel discussion, A World Where Many Worlds Fit
Taipei Biennial, Taiwan Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan.

July 2008:
Presented paper My Space? at New Views 2 Conference
London College of Communication, London.

March 2008:
Speaker as part of panel on Ethics in the Creative Industries
Camberwell College of Arts in conjunction with Eye Magazine, London
Other panelists included: Rick Poyner, Ken Garland.

December 2004:
Visual talk Byam Shaw art school, London.

October 2004:
Jamming their Culture, Creating our Own workshop, at the European Social Forum, London.

July 2004:
Sign Wars: The Aesthetics of the Anti-Capitalist Movement paper given at Imaging Social Movements conference, Edge Hill College, Lancashire.

Feb 2004:
Session Chair and speaker, The Aesthetics of the Counter-Globalisation Movement
College Art Association annual conference, Seattle, USA.

Dec 2003:
Visual talk to MA students, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.

November 2003:
Organised Seminar  Jamming their Culture, Creating Our Own  at the European Social Forum,
Paris, France.

May 2003:
Visual talk, photography department, Royal College of Art, London

April 2003:
Visual talk at Byam Shaw art school, London.

March 2003:
Visual talk at Portsmouth University, Portsmouth.

December 2002:
Visual talk at Byam Shaw art school, London.

October 2002:
Panel discussion on the relationship between Art and Politics, as part of the 25 Years after
Stammheim day at the ICA, the Mall, London.

July 2002:
Visual talk at Marxism 2002, London.

March 2002:
Visual talk at Byam Shaw art school, London.

January 2002:
Visual talk at Colombia University, New York.

September 2001:
Visual talk at Austrian Cultural Institute, London.

September 2001:
Organised panel discussion on Creative Resistance at Another World is Possible conference,
Hammersmith Riverside Studios, London.

June 2001:
Panel guest, Word of Mouth, BBC Radio 4

May 2001:
Panel guest, Kilroy BBC tv.

November 1998:
Talk at ‘Baby’ Kiezergracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands.