November 28, 2009 - Iaspis - new publication on graphic design
November 28, 2009

new publication on graphic design

Iaspis Forum On Design and Critical Practice: The Reader
A new publication on graphic design

Release and public talk, 9 December 2009 at the Architectural Association, London

www.iaspis.se

www.aaschool.ac.uk

Iaspis Forum On Design and Critical Practice: The Reader

Iaspis presents a new publication on graphic design. Conversations with Kajsa Ståhl, Maki Suzuki (Åbäke) and HC Ericson; James Goggin (Practise) and Mia Frostner, Robert Sollis, Paul Tisdell and Rasmus Troelsen (Europa); Will Holder and Samuel Nyholm plus Nille Svensson (Sweden Graphics) and Marieke Stolk, Danny van den Dungen and Erwin Brinkers (Experimental Jetset). In other articles and interviews: Vinca Kruk, Daniel van der Velden and Gon Zifroni (Metahaven); David Reinfurt and Stuart Bailey (Dexter Sinister); Emily Pethick, Ramia Mazé, Zak Kyes and Mark Owens.

Editors: Magnus Ericson, Zak Kyes, Martin Frostner, Sara Teleman and Jonas Williamsson.

Book release and public talk

At the Architectural Association, London
9 December 2009, 6.30pm, AA Lecture Hall
(free entry)

Iaspis and the Architectural Association invites you to a book release and round table discussion with invited guests including Mia Frostner, Paul Tisdell and Robert Sollis (Europa/UK), Sara De Bondt (UK), Magnus Ericson and Sara Teleman (Iaspis/SE), Zak Kyes (Z.A.K./UK), Martin Frostner (Medium/SE), and Jonas Williamsson (Reala/SE).

The talk is free, but seating is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.
A limited number of The Reader will be on sale for £10 (normal price £20).

Architectural Association
School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES
+44 (0)20 7887 4000

www.aaschool.ac.uk

The Iaspis Forum On Design and Critical Practice has comprised an exhibition, an international seminar and now a publication; The Reader, on investigative, speculative and critically oriented design. The project has derived from the exhibition Forms of Inquiry: The Architecture of Critical Graphic Design, initiated and produced by the Architectural Association, London 2007. The Reader is based on four conversations between graphic designers about various aspects of design relating to their practices. It also contains a number of interviews and other texts linked to these conversations, and a broader discussion about design and transboundary practice.

“… The Reader is one of three parts in the project Iaspis Forum On Design and Critical Practice. After deciding to stage the exhibition Forms of Inquiry: The Architecture of Critical Graphic Design, we felt it would be a good idea to supplement it by means of a seminar and a book. We wanted a chance to present and discuss design in greater depth as an investigative, speculative and critical practice. As part of the Iaspis mandate to promote international exchange, we saw this as an interesting way to create an international forum for encounters and discussions.” – Magnus Ericson

“This publication is a fragment of the fourth constellation of Forms of Inquiry: The Architecture of Critical Graphic Design, a travelling exhibition staged within the Iaspis Forum on Design and Critical Practice. This volume is intended to function not merely as a form of documentation but as a means of taking the investigations where they can’t go in a gallery or seminar; thereby placing a special emphasis on reading and writing over the visual register of the exhibition’s content. In so doing this book expands upon the themes behind Forms of Inquiry and captures a set of conversations initiated for this publication. These conversations attempt to expand rather than mandate the possible realities of critical practice.” – Zak Kyes

Quotes from Editors Notes on The Reader

The Reader is produced and coordinated by Iaspis, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists. The project has been jointly developed by Iaspis, represented by project manager Magnus Ericson and project coordinator Sara Teleman, the London-based graphic designer and curator of Forms of Inquiry Zak Kyes, Jonas Williamsson and Martin Frostner, graphic designers based in Stockholm.

Iaspis Forum on Design and Critical Practice: The Reader
Editors: Magnus Ericson, Martin Frostner, Zak Kyes, Sara Teleman, Jonas Williamsson
Graphic Design: Martin Frostner and Jonas Williamsson
Published by Iaspis and Sternberg Press
ISBN 978-1-933128-63-4

Sternberg Press
Caroline Schneider
Karl-Marx-Allee 78, D –10243 Berlin, Germany
1182 Broadway 1602, New York, NY 10001, USA

www.sternberg-press.com

Iaspis
Konstnärsnämnden
Maria skolgata 83
118 53 Stockholm
Sweden

www.iaspis.se

Iaspis is the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists. Iaspis was founded in 1996 to support international exchange for practitioners in the areas of visual art, design, craft and architecture. Iaspis’ activities aim to enable professionals to develop artistically and improve their working conditions by establishing international contacts between practitioners and institutions, and professionals such as curators and critics and others active in the field. The Swedish Arts Grants Committee is a government agency responsible for grants and remunerations to individual artists in the field of visual art, design, architecture, craft, music, theatre, dance and film.

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