Corbynmania: Social media and Jeremy Corbyn

Corbynmania: Social media and Jeremy Corbyn

This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 17th Jul 2018

Explore the role of online culture and graphic design in the rise of the Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn.

60 per cent of 18 to 24 year olds voted for Jeremy Corbyn as leader of Labour Party in 2015. Support from this age group has been partly credited to the visibility that Corbyn had online and on social media.

Many argue that The Labour Party’s success in the last general election was down to the campaign’s ability to engage younger audiences in ways that previous elections had failed to do. In the run-up to the UK’s 2017 General Election, Corbyn became the subject of many youth-oriented memes, GIFS, ‘Jeremoji’s’ as well as posters and bootleg T-Shirts.

To coincide with the Design Museum exhibition Hope to Nope: Graphics and politics 2008-18, writer Huw Lemmey will discuss the ways social media has fuelled Corbynmania.

This event is part of the Speakers' Corner series delivered in partnership with Zed Books.

Cost: £12


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2018-07-17 2018-07-17 Europe/London Corbynmania: Social media and Jeremy Corbyn To coincide with Hope to Nope, this talk explores the role of social media, gifs and memes, in the rise of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/07/17/corbynmania-social-media-and-jeremy-corbyn-175083 The Design Museum,224-238 Kensington High Street, London, London,

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The Design Museum,

224-238 Kensington High Street, London,
London,
W8 6AG

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