COOP ACADEMY 2 (PUBLISHING CLASS): I LEFT MY PDF IN ARNHEM FROM MONTH TO MONTH
Seminar 7: Friday May 19th-Saturday 20th, 2017
Our group sessions will take place on Friday 19 May, beginning at 10:00 am at Designhuis. We will focus on our Distribution and Promotion plans for “The Griefers of Bandung". The morning session will end at 12:30. In the afternoon we will convene again for our last session, to tie up loose ends leading into the final design and publication. There will be a feedback session included in this time, which will end before at 17:00 at Designhuis. There is flexibility in this schedule to attend curated events by our DAI colleagues during the day. Tirdad and Sarah are the lecturers for this class, which is our last meeting for the year.
Saturday we will attend the Caucus together as a class.
Seminar 6: Thursday April 26th-Friday 27th, 2017
We in the I left my PDF in Arnhem COOP will continue to work on the areas related to the final book: Editing and copy editing, distribution, design and the Van Abbe event. We will commence with a group session after lunch, followed by updates and then go into individual working groups. David Maroto will be with us and Sarah will be the main tutor.
Seminar 5: Thursday March 9th-Friday 10th, 2017
During the March meeting, the first day's session will be devoted to a recap of the editorial work of the past three weeks, and to fine tuning the resulting content. Day Two will mark the transition to the second phase of our project, and the regrouping of course participants along the lines of new tasks and collective responsibilities. Tirdad is the main tutor for this session, and will lead the first day's meeting himself. On the second day, artist David Maroto, who will be joining us as managing editor of our publication, will help reorganize matters as we move into a production phase.
Seminar 4: Wednesday February 15th - Thursday February 16th, 2017
During February's meeting, the writing will continue in small writing groups on the Wednesday, focusing on gradually finalizing the respective sections 1 - 4. Tirdad will be the main tutor for this session, and will meet with the groups throughout the day to discuss progress. On Thursday we will meet briefly in the morning to further address issues pertaining to structure and content, but also to agree on the modus operandi for the coming months of February/March. Following this briefing, the Thursday session will offer the last opportunity to collectively pen material on-site, in the form of the existing groups.
Seminar 3: Wednesday January 18th - Thursday January 19th, 2017
Prior to January's meeting, individuals and pairs will post research conducted since December on the google drive. This research will serve as reference material for the writing to continue in the small writing groups during the January session. The groups will resume writing on Wednesday, focusing on chapter development within the respective sections 1 - 4. Each group will decide what areas need to be covered over several chapters. Sarah will be the main tutor for this session, and will meet with the groups throughout the day to discuss progress. On Thursday we will meet briefly in the morning to address any issues with structure and characters. The writing will continue. Before leaving on Thursday will decide protocols for editing the sections between sessions.
Seminar 2: Wednesday December 14th - Thursday December 15th, 2016
The COOP I Left My pdf in Arnhem will continue with intensive writing, in groups, following the outline of four sections (to be later divided into several chapters). We will also take time during a group discussion to focus on vision and outcome. Sarah will be the main tutor for December, and she will meet independently with the two WT MA students who will be designing our publication. Our group reading for this session is the novella Philip.
Seminar 1: Wednesday October 26th - Thursday October 27th, 2016
a) Basic introduction to the workshop premises: precedents, pitfalls, best case scenarios, working terminologies
b) First steps toward a collective writing process: accumulation of open-ended material written on site, followed by the devising of a road map, and a solid division of writerly labor