Into the wild
16–21 August 2017
Five days letterpress workshop on the Åland Islands in the Baltic sea.
Run by Edward Johansson of Ahvaland Press (FI) and Claudio Madella of Officina Tipografica Novepunti (IT)
Five days of letterpress printing in one of the most remote printshops in Europe.
A group of six people will concept, set up, print and bind a book with a set theme.
The process will involve a collaborative approach to find concept and determine a format.
The project will be realised through hand set type (wood- and/or lead) as well as hand carving linoleum. We will be printing on either a Vandercook proofing press or a Heidelberg Windmill, depending which is more suitable for the outcome.
Each participant leaves with six copies of the book and other prints.
Workshop will be held in English.
Fee: € 400 person
Includes: transfer from ferry terminal on Åland, accommodation, most meals (not if we eat out), workshop fee and materials.
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Edward Johansson & Claudio Madella
Architectural tour for the Bachelor students of Architecture at the University of Liechtenstein. Organised together with Annett Höland and included architectural visits in Stockholm, printing on Åland and more architecture in Helsinki.
From the Itinerary…
× Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, and largest city in Scandinavia. Stockholm blends the sophistication of the city with the peace and beauty of the countryside.
× Åland, situated between Finland and Sweden the Åland Islands are an extreme contrast to any major city. Belonging to Finland but having a predominantly Swedish culture makes Åland quite distinctive with an interesting mix of ideals.
× Helsinki, another nordic capital but noticeably different from the other Scandinavian capitals due to its proximity to Russia, as well as a national idiosyncrasy that comes from living on the edge of Europe.
Symposium on self-organization within contemporary art.
This symposium will discuss issues pertaining to autonomy, commons, and the relationship between self-organisation and artistic praxis. By focusing on the value and values of self-organisation and the potential of networks, the aim is to create a context for stimulus, methods and tools with opportunities for exchanging experience and knowhow for a wide group of participants. Among the lecturers are Andrea Phillips, Goldsmiths (London), Allison Collins, Western Front (Vancouver) Eric Stone, Common Practice (Los Angeles), Jason Bowman, Mick Wilson and Julie Crawshaw from Akademin Valand (Gothenburg)
The project is a joint venture between: the Swedish Exhibition Agency, Den kollektiva hjärnan, Konstfrämjandet, Akademin Valand, Kultur i Väst, hosted by Art Lab Gnesta