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Constant worksession / Brussels, 8-16 November 2019
Deadline for applications: 10 September
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Collective Conditions experiments with the generative potential of codes of conduct, complaints procedures, bug reports and copyleft licenses. We understand these socio-technical protocols as artistic and activist media and are curious about the role they can play in the (different) imagination of complex collectivities.
By ’complex collectivity’ we mean, for example, non-normative human constellations, or collectives where participants with radically different needs, backgrounds and agencies come together. ’Complex collectivity’ can be self-chosen, or be the result of structural forces such as laws, racism, technology, wars, austerity, queerphobia and ecological conditions.
We will work with different modes of ’writing’ that go beyond typing protocols on a keyboard. We invite you to experiment with codes, rhythms, frequencies, scripts, scores and non-verbal agreements that regulate, challenge, stumble and collide; that pose questions and problems. We'll articulate conditions using time, material, bodies, spaces, machines, habits, repetition and chance.
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Interfacing the Law 3 / The Library is Open
Thursday June 20th, 2019
Leeszaal West Rotterdam
The Library Is Open invites you to an afternoon of workshops that make
the operations within libraries visible. Join us in exploring the
actions and roles of legal and extra-legal libraries (municipal, pirate,
academic, +++), their custodians, and the public that form a community
around collections of texts.
Registration is not necessary, as on arrival you will be assigned to two
workshops. After the first session there will be a short break, after
which the second session of workshops will begin. At the end of the
event we'll have a moment to share the outcomes of the workshops all
together. We'd like you to attend both sessions if possible, in order to
maximise the experience.
The event is divided into three parallel workshops which will be held
twice, giving participants the opportunity to encounter different
Details about the workshops: https://issue.xpub.nl/09
The Library Is Open is a participatory event developed by the Piet Zwart
Institute's Experimental Publishing program as part of the research
project Special Issue #9: Interfacing the Law, in partnership with
Constant. Interfacing the Law is a recurring thematic project which
looks at how publishing practices develop in accordance, or in
dissonance with legal frameworks.
Simon Browne, Tancredi Di Giovanni, Paloma García, Rita Graça, Artemis
Gryllaki, Pedro Sá Couto, Femke Snelting, Biyi Wen, Bohye Woo
After the session in Varia last weekend
<https://varia.zone/en/relearn-2019.html>, the Relearn curve continues
in Brussels on Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd of June!
This session is hosted by OSP and focuses on computed layout tools:
/Since 2013, several initiatives have been experimenting with making
regions. This feature is necessary to produce multi-paged publications
and since its removal from Blink (2014) and in WebKit (2017), users are
trapped with old versions of WebKit. Sticking to older version is still
viable today but for how long? //
//This urgency leads us to a quite pragmatic but necessary worksession
which will therefore focus on exploring other tools for making printed
publications, especially computed layout tools (making layout with
code). We already spotted three tools we would like to explore, but
anyone is welcome to propose and experiment with other tools: //
//Flat //<https://xxyxyz.org/>//- A Python library made to draw graphics
but also designed to produce multi-paged PDFs. //
//Sile //<http://sile-typesetter.org/>//- A contemporary rewriting of
the TeX mastodon. //
polyfill of CSS official specs for printed documents. /
More information about Relearn and how to subscribe for this session can
be found on http://relearn.be/2019/#brussels