Selected experimental publishing
CURATORIAL DESIGN: A PLACE BETWEEN
With: IZK TU Graz et al.
The project proposes—in a three-year period—to set up a new research unit within the Institute for Contemporary Art (IZK) at the Graz University of Technology, dedicated to investigating the meaning and implications of what it means to design curatorially. The Curatorial Design unit will use rigorous, cross-disciplinary research and discussion with international partners to establish a ground for a curatorial mode of thinking in relation to architecture and to define novel spatial strategies.
READING TOGETHER: TOWARDS A WHOLE LIFE ACADEMY
Experimental Reading Group
With: Dubravka Sekulić
Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) (online)
Reading Together is a meta reading group. It aims to respond to the challenge the Whole Life Academy is confronted with by having to shift their engagement to an online only format: reading is understood as a rehearsal in enabling situated ways of enacting knowledges together – in shaping a tentative community without physical proximity.
REUSING SOURCES 1 (TEXT) & 2 (DATA)
Mini workshop series for COPIM
With Julien McHardy (Mattering Press / COPIM), Janneke Adema (COPIM) and Gary Hall (Open Humanities Press / COPIM), Kat Jungnickel and Ellen Fowles (POP), and Gabriela Méndez Cota (Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México)Engaging with texts and data beyond dominant academic conventions of citation and quotation.
MIKRO-MACHTSTRUKTUREN SPRACHLICHEN STILS UND MIKRO-CHOREOGRAPHIEN (POST-)DIGITALEN AUSTAUSCHS IN DER (AKADEMISCHEN) WISSENSPRODUKTION
Kongress Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ästhetik, ZHdK Zurich (CH) (online)
Talk / Slides
THE READING ROOM #36 - READING INTERVENTIONS
Reading group & Workshop
The Reading Room & Page Not Found, The Hague (NL)
An experimental, interventionist, performative and collaborative re-reading of Hamid Dabashi's text "Can Europeans Read" (2015).
Exposing and challenging the exclusionary patterns behind image, writing and publishing templates.
ANNOTATING (PUBLISHING & PRINT)
Institutions as a Way of Life, Critical Media Lab (ixdm) FHNW HGK Basel (CH)
Recomposing the inevitable canonizing power of all institutional practice, and in particular “research”. If we are to change institutional life (of which all life takes part), we must first change our understandings of how to act within them.
FIELDING ARCHITECTURE: FEMINIST PRACTICE FOR A DECOLONISED PEDAGOGY
This paper aims to rethink where, by whom and how thinking happens institutionally through and within publications. It discusses publishing as a frame for a reconciliation of institutional discrimination still present in academic environments, norms and canons, and is confronting the still advancing economisation and privatisation of knowledges. It postulates a scholarly knowledge production, circulation and reception that adheres to more (self-)critical, open and inclusive ethics and value systems and allows to continuously re-assess and re-negotiate the terms academia’s exclusivity is based on.
EXPERIMENTAL PUBLISHING – CRITIQUE, INTERVENTION, AND SPECULATION
Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University (UK)
Exploring contemporary approaches to experimental publishing as an ongoing critique, an affirmative and speculative practice.
For full talk and slides: TEXT, SLIDES
CRITICAL FORMS FOR A COLLECTIVE PEDAGOGY
Academy of Fine Arts, Prague (CZ)
Publishing as pedagogical frame and critical instrument.
ŠIBENIK ALTERNATING CURRENTS. PUBLISHING ACTS II
Rebekka Kiesewetter, Ana Dana Beroš & Emil Jurcan (DAI-SAI) (2019): Šibenik Alternating Currents. Publishing Acts II. Barcelona: dpr-barcelona.
INTRODUCTION: PUBLISHING AS A CRITICAL DEVICE
In Rebekka Kiesewetter, Ana Dana Beroš & Emil Jurcan (DAI-SAI) (2019): Šibenik Alternating Currents. Publishing Acts II. Barcelona: dpr-barcelona
RELAY CONVERSATION The Reading Room #27 & #28 – Post-Digital Publishing
Conversation with Sissel Marie Tonn (SMT), Jonathan Reus (JR), Flora Reznik (FR), Florian Cramer (FC), Rebekka Kiesewetter (RK), Joana Chicau (JC) and Alessandro Ludovico (AL).
PUBLISHING AS MATERIAL, SOCIAL AND PERFORMATIVE PRACTICE & CRITICAL DEVICE
VI PER gallery Prague and PRAHA Forum for Architecture and Media Brno (CZ), "Visiting Editors" series curated by Maria Topolcanska
Against the background of a theory of performative materiality and the understanding of publishing as a procedural device framing spaces of multi-vocal exchange, sense-making and differential co-production, a new responsibility for critical publishers can be deducted: An administrative task that is not understood as a way of managing and controlling in accordance to prevailing (e.g. market or disciplinary) logics, but instead embraces notions of care, support, enabling, and maneuvering. This in order to challenge the conventions, premises and protocols by which knowledge is produced, mediated and received within and through publishing, and to allow alternative perspectives and trajectories to emerge.
For full text and slides: TEXT, SLIDES
PUBLISHING IN ACADEMIC CONTEXTS
With: Lucie Kolb, Tabea Lurk, Shintaro Miyazaki
Open Lab Days at Critical Media Lab (ixdm), HGK FHNW, Basel (CH)
Can the discussion around academic open access be a chance to broaden the "horizons of the publishable"? Can publishing models, strategies and formats be developed that are able to accommodate, define, and mediate designerly and artistic ways of knowledge creation, and cater to the need for more transparent, accessible and democratic way of mediating information? Can publishing as an institution and industry be replaced by publishing as a larger material, social and performative practice? Can publishing as a set of processes and activities become a procedural device through which the conventions, premises and protocols by which knowledge is created, mediated and received through academic publishing, as well as the frames of thought, which have produced them in the first place can be challenged?
PERFORMING INTERSTICES. READING AS WRITING FORWARD
Reading Room #28 at Stroom, The Hague (NL)
With: Joana Chicau
Exploring the text not as a static entity but as a provocation to perception that offers its possibilities as an event inviting potentially indeterminate acts of intervention. By applying choreographic protocols denominating a shared writing and reading space, the workshop explores how we are provoked physically and cognitively into reading and response and thus contributing to the creation of the text.
Reading Room #27 at Stroom, The Hague (NL)
With: Florian Cramer, Alessandro Ludovico, Joana Chicau
Exploring the notion of publishing in relation to what can be called the "post-digital," a term that aims to describe a contemporary condition, in which distinctions of "old" and "new media" have become obsolete, and where any publishing practice is being acknowledge as a material practice. Materiality is no longer understood as a mere physical property but as something that is inherently political, an emergence that may occur between textual content, its manifestation as an artifact, the economies and practices, as well as the non-human and human agents determining a publication’s production and consumption. We will ask how is artistic practice, understood in a broad sense as a gesture of ‘going public’, affected by this? What strategies, formats and notions of authorship and public may emerge from this new sensibility?
PUBLISHING ACTS II
Workshop and publication
With Istrian Architects (DAI-SAI), Šibenik Society of Architects (Soba DAŠ), Future Architecture Platform, Šibenik (HR), dpr-barcelona
The second edition of an investigation on publishing as an urban practice. How can we, by using publishing as a background for collaborations between local architects and participants from abroad and as a device for directing a critical engagement with an urban environment, identify and open possibilities for critical and collaborative reflection, imagination and action?
(PUBLISHING)SITES OF FRICTION
Located in the areas of pedestrian circulation at the UdK, where university and city meet, where intersections manifest and disturbances arise, this publishing exercise aims to explore the meaning and potential of frictions, ambiguities and distortions for critical publishing endeavors. What can these moments, in which the peculiarities of coinciding worlds, perceptions and modes are revealed, and can be brought together for recombination and shared epistemic work, mean within and for publishing? What are the spaces for critical activity, productive publishing strategies, interfaces, formats and publics that could emanate from sites of emergent friction and its potential recombination?
PUBLISHING AS CRITICAL DESIGN PRACTICE
With: Dubravka Sekulic, Léopold Lambert & Francisco Laranjo
Swiss Design Network Symposium "Beyond Change", HGK FHNW Basel (CH)
Pursuing publishing as a critical design practice does not only mean to look at the topics that one writes and publishes about, but also asks for a critical engagement with the media and ways in which publications are produced, distributed and received, and with the standpoints, perspectives and platforms that allow for a meaningful and potentially transformative critique.
GESTURES OF PASSING ON
With Anna Huber
Exploring the choreographies of the moment of releasing (passing on) a publication.
PUBLIZIEREN ALS GESTALTERISCHE PRAXIS
Teaching, lecture series
Institute Aesthetic Practice and Theory HGK FHNW, Basel (CH) (Kontext)
Publications as interfaces, experimental publishing practice as a frame for critical discourse and research.
FROM EXCLUSION TO AUTONOMY: PUBLISHING AS A SPATIALIZING ACT
For: Amateur Cities
About publishing's potential to develop as an institutionalizing means, as a democrativ interface for connecting diverse people, knowledge-systems, temporalities and technologies; and as a way of relating-with-the and being-in-the world. Publishing can be used as a means for instigating critical discourse and engagement, for proposing alternative value systems, opening new political horizons; it can be a means for instigating the experimental anticipation of realities that reach beyond what is currently embodied and materialized. It even can be pursued as a spatial and spatializing practice, and a site-specific method for investigating contemporary and future living environments.
PUBLISHING ACTS. PULA DOCUMENTS
Rebekka Kiesewetter, Ana Dana Beroš & Emil Jurcan (DAI-SAI) (eds.) (2017). Publishing Acts. Pula Documents, Pula: Praksa.
PUBLISHING AS CRITICAL (SPATIALIZING) PRACTICE
in: Ana Dana Beroš, Rebekka Kiesewetter and Emil Jurcan (2017). Publishing Acts. Pula Documents. Pula: DAI-SAI/Praksa Coop, pp. 5
Publication launch and workshop
MAO, Ljubljana (SL)
With Future Architecture Platform and DAI-SAI, Ana Dana Beroš and Emil Jurcan
Publishing Acts is the result of the “temporary editorial office” and publishing experiment held in Pula, Croatia, 1-3 June, 2017, which was designed to produce instant, open-ended socio-political imaginaries about the city. The "Publishing Acts" in Ljubljana, the for the present final act of this site-specific “social choreography”, serves as an occasion to think about possible further developments of the initiative.
PUBLISHING ACTS I
Future Architecture Platform & Association of Istrian Architects, Pula (HR)
"Publishing Acts" was an experimental publishing workshop and part of an a-festival with the same name. With Ana Dana Beroš, Emil Jurcan, Léopold Lambert (The Funambulist), Fosco Lucarelli and Mariabruna Fabrizi (Microcities), Rebekka Kiesewetter, Sofia Dona (Co-Hab Athens), Mika Savela and Henrik Drufva. Publishing in the Pula experiment was understood and explored the means to inform a process of connecting and re-connecting with the place by reviewing its history and cultural context in a specific and conscious way. The publication, resp. the publishing undertaking, figured in the role of an institutionalizing object conjoining a variety of international and local participants within a common process. From their respective points of view and against the background given by the parameters of the publishing proposition, the participants collaboratively explored the territorial, economical and sociopolitical situation of Pula. The ‘‘foreigners” – informed by their personal practices and perceptions – through the exchange with their hosts were not bound to adopt a touristic and external view, yet remained far from an insiders’ perspective. The locals, on the other hand, re-encountered their city through the amateurish eyes of experts from abroad. The connectedness within this discursive process of negotiation evolving within and dealing with a concrete territory required the participants of the Pula workshop to shift from their usual perspectives and adopt a kind of in-between-position. This in between – awareness meeting naïveté, experiences interspersed with impressions, perceived realities mixed with playful speculation – was the interface, the common base for mutual understanding.
PUBLISHING AS A SPATIAL PERFORMATIVE PRACTICE
Co-creation of learning formats. On documentation, collaborative publishing processes and the social and spatial choreographies of publications.
For: Studio NOCK Catalogue
About the choreographies and gestures of a publication's release.
PUBLIZIEREN ALS GESTALTERISCHE PRAXIS. EIN FESTIVAL ALS PUBLIKATION. EINE PUBLIKATION ALS FESTIVAL
For: Sedici Verlag & HyperWerk Institute FHNW HGK Basel
On publishing as a frame and method to think and act beyond the “real,” beyond what is currently embodied and materialized.