Marc Herbst

    Marc Herbst: On Pop, DIY and Occupy Movements.

    Marc Herbst’s lecture as co-founder of The Journal of Aesthetics & Protest will look at the thin line between DIY and pop- on how the DIY design and art projects within the Occupy Movement and broader austerity movements get broad circulation.

    The Journal of Aesthetics & Protest editorial collective are editors, artists, and cultural orga- nizers whose work comes together as a self-described “weirdo think-tank”.

    Formulated in Los Angeles, we’ve found our voice detailing the imminent potential for specific cultural works while remaining part of globalized theoretical and political movements.

    We embrace consider deeply processes and objects people employ towards achieving a better world- in protest and the everyday existence. Our works often involve expansive openly sourced dialogical projects.

    The journal has been ongoing since 2000, current members include Marc Herbst and Chris- tina Ulke.
    Past members include Cara Baldwin, Ryan Griffis, Robby Herbst, Alan Minsky, Lize Mogel, and Kimberly Varella.

    Our magazine is distributed internationally and we’ve lectured at the, PS1, MOCA LA and the California Biennial, Pieter, Cal Arts, Cooper Union, Southern Method-
    ist University, UCLA, UCSD, Malmo Kunstakademie and elsewhere.

    Members of the current editorial collective have taught at the University of Southern California and UC San Diego and elsewhere. Recently, we’ve released our 8th issue and published A Guidebook of Alternative Nows (Amber Hickey editor) and participated in exhibitions at the MOMA (NYC), Le Magasin (Grenoble) and the ICA (London).