Nico Macdonald

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Nico Macdonald is associated with the libertarian and anti-environmental LM network. In particular, he has co-authored the Big Potatoes manifesto, [1] written for Spiked, [2] spoken at the Battle of Ideas, [3] is a member of and has written for the Manifesto Club, [4] has co-presented with Future Cities Project director and LM Network associate Austin Williams, [5] and plays a role in the Brighton Salon [6] and Debating Matters [7]. He is chair of the Media Futures Conference and co-programmed the Story of London Festival Future City debates which included appearances by LM Network associates James Heartfield and James Woudhuysen.[8]

Macdonald studied at the London School of Economics.

Raising our profile in the bourgeois world

Macdonald co-founded Design Agenda with Kevin McCullagh in the mid 1990s. According to Macdonald this was part of a process of pursuing the ideas developed by the Revolutionary Communist Party. In an internal party document in around 1996 Macdonald notes that:

There has been much discussion around the idea of pushing the profile of cdes [comrades] in the bourgeois world as a means of getting our ideas to a new audience. Here I want to look at the successes and failures I have had in pursuing this perspective in designland.[9]

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  1. About Big Potatoes website acc 10 Nov 2011
  2. London: still stuck in a jam Spiked website acc 9 Nov 2011
  3. Speaker detail Battle of ideas website acc 10 Nov 2011
  4. Attention please: Safety warnings in public places Jan 11 2008 website acc 10 Nov 2011
  5. Chairing Intersections Oct 18 2007 website acc 10 Nov 2011
  6. People Brighton Salon website acc 10 Nov 2011
  7. People Debating Matters website acc 10 Nov 2011
  8. Story of London website acc 10 Nov 2011
  9. Nico Macdonald Rasing our profile in the bourgeois world in Our tasks and methods discussion, RCP internal document, circa 1996, p. 5.