Hacking Global Pop Icons set out to use diverse creative practice to explore who and what can be thought of as globally iconic, and to what effect. In doing so, we invited course participants to explore their concept of global pop icons through collaborative experimentation and creative production.

Global Icons have local meanings: What do they say about our identities, society and culture? What and who makes an icon? How can we deconstruct, remix and hack icons? In this two and a half week online summer school, global pop icon Greta Thunberg served as catalyst for cultural analysis and for transdisciplinary production of new artworks that hack, remix and reflect what Greta means and to whom.

Students from Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Zurich have self organised into six collectives to respond to the challenges that Greta Thunberg represents. Working across media, students have incorporated methods of speculative fiction, critical analysis and hacking to produce six collaborative practice-based works.

We invite you to join the online show of our new artworks on Friday July 3, 2020, 13:00 – 14:30 UK Time, 14:00 - 15:30 CH/CET, 20:00 – 21:30 HK/SG Time.

You can join the live stream on: hacking-greta.com

We hope to see you there!