Dr Oliver Vodeb is a sociologist, educator and researcher, curator, creative director and public communication designer. He teaches and researches at Swinburne University of Technology. He is founder, and principal editor and curator of Memefest Festival of Socially Responsive Communication and Art and facilitator of the Memefest Network.
His past and current work ranges from academic, to activist and professional. Communication projects he directed range from the biggest self initiated national human rights campaign in Slovenia, a presidential campaign, the first peer-peer production based and open source fashion brand, and a global on line social network dedicated to communication/design and art for social and environmental change, free of any embedded surveillance.
He collaborates with respected academic publishers like Bloomsbury (Design Philosophy Papers, Design and Culture), University of Ljubljana, Universidad Caldas, Intellect books UK while at the same time creating a new and independent scene, fostering fundamental change of communication/design in order to become relevant in times of radical uncertainty and environmental degradation. His research approach is inter/extra disciplinary and he understands theory and practice as interrelated.
He’s last book is titled InDEBTed To Intervene, Critical Lessons in Debt, Communication, Art and Theoretical Practice. Oliver is currently working on a book on food democracy, communication design and art- to be published by Intellect books UK.