Publishing as Home Improvement

    For this three days course and workshop, Delphine Bedel will present her recent projects in publishing and current academic research on artists books, and will introduce the students to emerging artistic and design practices, collaborative practices, the economy of the book and modes of distribution.

    By exploring design experiment, narrative editorial structures, and the role that publishing at large can have within their practice, the students will work on their own projects in a collaborative format.

    With on the 8th, a guest Lecture of Emilio Macchia, Researcher at the Design Department of the Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht. Interested in Dutch clandestine publishing, archive/ de-archive processes.

    Curator of “Fahrenheit 39”, Italian art book fair in Ravenna (IT). Graphic designer for self initiated projects, books, visual identity and printed matters for cultural organisations / institutions / events.

    He has a master degree in graphic design for publish- ing at ISIA Urbino. He will will revisit Willem Sandbeg’s influential legacy and present PRESS TO ATTACK, and investigation into clandestine publishing during WW2 and the social role of the designer in the Netherlands.

    Expanding on the lecture, we will explore possible publishing tools.

    Photographer, curator, editor & publisher. Visiting Professor Geneva University of Art and Design, and founding editor Hard Copy.

    Director Monospace Press and Amsterdam Amster- dam Art/Book Fair. Bedel’s work is shown internationally (Centre Pompidou, Paris, Secession Vienna, Gouda Museum, etc ).

    She is editor of over sixty award winning artists and photobooks and curated over forty exhibitions, lectures series and screenings.

    She was resident at the Rijksacademie. Her publishing house and international production platform Monospace Press is specialised in emerging practices in art, graphic design and photography.

    Hard Copy is now transforming into an international academic research platform about the future of artist book and digital publishing strategies.