2012-2013 Co-op Academy / Casco, Office for Art, Design and Theory presents: "Publishing Class III - How to Live Together"
The concept and framework is developed by Binna Choi, director of Casco. Yolande van der Heide, publishing coordinator of Casco, is the managing editor of the class. Guests: Christian Nyampeta, Tea Hvala, Hong-Kai Wang, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Pieter Verbeke and Elisabeth Klement of San Serriffe, Benjamin Thorel
Participants: Aziza Harmel, Isabel Marcos, David Maroto, Hanan Bennamar, Larraitz Torres Zumelaga, Maja Hodoscek, Marianna Maruyama, Padraig Robinson, Quenton Miller.
Inspired by Roland Barthes' How to Live Together, Publishing Class III will focus on writing as a tool for critical publishing and as a conduit of community. Traversing the realms of art and life, the class will locate artistic writing or non-writing at the heart of art publishing. The programme also draws from Barthes' antagonistic literary delineations of 'readerly text' and 'writerly text'. Critically placed in opposition, 'readerly text' leaves no room for new meaning and is, instead, preoccupied with the act of consumption whilst 'writerly text' makes the reader a producer of new forms of work. Amongst the current plethora of information and publications, producing the latter seems to be an urgent task. Publishing Class III will approach 'writerly text' as an outcome of speculative thinking, which forms visionary knowledge or so-called "theory." Consequently, the "class" will explore the nature of artistic writing—theory and knowledge––and the question of authorship.
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Werkplaats Typografie students designers will join the community. They will design the final book, community identity, website and social media sites, and are also invited to join the overall process and to challenge the boundaries of design practice.
Casco, Office for Art, Theory and Design
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