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Post-digital Making in the Print Workshop
Tue 21 March 2017, 09:00 – 17:00 GMT
With the narrative of process increasingly gaining recognition as a kind of research artefact in its own right, we want to put into play the opportunity for delegates to come together as co-researchers in mini projects and confer on the shared action of creative research methodologies. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on design research as it happens and end the workshops with a research output of some kind or another. This may give rise to some form of new knowledge or insight that can be disseminated at the conference. Who knows, they may even be the start of new collaborations on bigger projects.
This workshop offers an opportunity to discuss participant’s interests in post-digital making and explore experimental methods of printmaking through the creation of a hand printed 8 page limited edition book. Guided by PhD candidate, graphic designer and printmaker Chris Wilson, the group will use traditional printmaking techniques and contemporary rapid manufacturing technologies to compose and print page layouts using typographic and illustrative elements. The book’s content will be generated by participants, who are asked to consider post-digital making methods, motivations, processes or implications and produce up to 300 words critiquing the subject prior to the workshop. To accompany the text submission a simple illustration or photograph will also be submitted in advance. Each participant will compose their own page layout using their submitted content, which will be converted into print blocks.
Participants are asked to supply their text and image by email before Monday 13th March to allow for the creation of laser engraved and 3D printed matrices, from which the book will be printed. The blocks will be used throughout the workshop to produce an edition of 50 books, which will be displayed at the conference.
For further information and to submit text/images for the workshop please contact: Chris Wilson email@example.com
Note: the ticket price includes lunch and materials. If you have any specific dietary requirements please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop is part the third biennial Research through Design (RTD) conference to be held in Edinburgh, UK, between the 22nd and 24th of March 2017 focussing on New Disciplines of Making – Shared Knowledge in Doing. For more information and tickets for the conference itself visit http://researchthroughdesign.org/2017/