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(Re)distributed Media: Leakage

The Design Museum is hosting a weekend of talks, performances, experiments, screenings and workshops co-curated with the MA Graphic Media Design (MAGMD) course at London College of Communication (LCC).

What to expect

This weekend of events takes the theme of ‘leakage’ as a point of departure to examine how information and narratives are distributed across media platforms, and questions what impact this has on social, cultural, political and economic contexts.

The programme is an extension of a series of workshops developed at LCC with MAGMD participants and leading practitioners Ruben Pater, FRAUD, David Benque and Marwan Kaabour.

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Two-City Walking Tour & Critical Mapping Workshop: Ruben Pater

Saturday 16 June, 11.00-14.00, £20/£15/£10
Design walking tours throughout the borough of Kensington and Chelsea with Dutch designer Ruben Pater.

Landscape Leakage with FRAUD

Saturday 16 June, 15.00-17.00, £10/£7/£5
Join artist-métis-duo FRAUD to explore the current state of global food production through the practices of ‘design-as-conflict’.

The After-Party Conference: Marwan Kaabour

Saturday 16 June, 18.30-20.00, £10/£7/£5
Explore the politics of language today, with an evening performance curated by designer Marwan Kaabour with performances from artist Georgina Voss and speech-writer Alex MacDonald.

Entities of Interest: David Benqué

Sunday 17 June, 14.00-18.00, £25/£20/£15
In this workshop, designer and researcher, David Benqué invites you to explore the politics of missing data through revisiting the ‘Panama Papers’ database.

Booking information

(Re)distributed Media: Leakage
Saturday 16 June, 11:00 -20:00
Sunday 17 June, 14:00-18:00

Saturday 16 June
Two-City Walking Tour & Critical Mapping Workshop: Ruben Pater
Off-site & Creative Workshop

Landscape Leakage with FRAUD
Design Studio

The After-Party Conference: Marwan Kaabour
Bakala Auditorium

Sunday 17 June
Entities of Interest: David Benqué
Creative Workshop



FRAUD (Audrey Samson + Francisco Gallardo) is a métis duo of critical and technical practitioners currently residing at the Somerset House Studios. They develop art-led inquiries into the multiple scales of power and necropolitics that flow through physical and cultural spaces. Their workshop ‘Landscape Leakage’, sets out to examine design-as-conflict.

David Benqué

David Benqué is a designer and researcher. His practice questions the roles that science and technology play in society. He is a PhD candidate in Information Experience Design at the RCA. His workshop 'Seeing like a diagram’ explores the graph as a tool for critical investigation and speculative imagination.

Marwan Kaabour

Marwan Kaabour is a Lebanese, London-based visual artist and designer exploring intersection of politics, design and language. He is currently a senior designer at Barnbrook. Kaabour’s workshop ‘The Politics of Jargon’ focuses on design, politics and the role of language in both the visual and verbals worlds.

Paul Bailey

Paul Bailey is an Irish designer, educator and researcher based in London. He is course leader of the MA Graphic Media Design course at London College of Communication, UAL and an advisor at the Jan van Eyck Academie, the Netherlands.

Tony Credland

Tony Credland is a senior tutor on the MA Graphic Media Design course and a founding member of the Design Activism Research Hub at London College of Communication, UAL.

Ruben Pater

Ruben Pater (Untold Stories) is a Dutch designer creating visual narratives concerned with geopolitics that support solidarity, justice and equality. Noted works exploring new relations between journalism and design include The Politics of Design (2017) and the Drone Survival Guide (2013). Pater’s workshop ‘Digging up Dirt’ focuses on design as a form of investigative journalism.

Background image: Zhuoyue He, NSA