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Saturday, July 25 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Meme Tactics

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Memes make us laugh, and make a message catch on. Best of all, people can remix them and pass them on. We need all the tools we can get to negotiate power and assert presence. Meme Tactics is a session to share strategies to harness the humorous power of memes for movements. We'll share examples of dances, symbols, zines and patches from Nicaragua, India, Hong Kong, mainland China, and beyond. You'll leave with a set of tactics specific to amplify your own messages.


Josue Chavez

China Residencies
Josue Chavez researches media, translation and labor in China and Central America. He is the co-curator of Meme Tactics, and his critical writing has been featured in Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology. He is a Ph.D. student in the Hispanic Studies department at P... Read More →
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Kira Simon-Kennedy

China Residencies
Kira Simon-Kennedy helps creative people do impactful and interesting things as the co-founder & director of China Residencies, a co-founder of Rivet, and an independent film producer. She likes writing guides, redistributing resources, and curating meme tactics.

Mikail Wright-Kwon

Curator, China Residencies
Mikail is a artist, designer and researcher from the Washington D.C. metro area whose practice focuses on intercultural interactions, folk art and queer communities.

An Xiao Mina

An Xiao Mina is a technologist, researcher, and artist. Her book, From Memes To Movements, is the driving force behind Meme Tactics. Her writing has also appeared in the Atlantic, Wired, the New Inquiry, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Al Jazeera English, and Hyperallergic. A 2016-17... Read More →

Saturday July 25, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT