Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Programs
Maya Rochat, A Plastic Tool, 2015, published by Meta/Books
Maya Rochat, A Plastic Tool, 2015, published by Meta/Books
Workshop

The Photobook Lab: Concepts in Feminist Bookmaking

May 7, 10am–5pm

Scrap Metal
11 Dublin St Unit E (Alleyway access beside 7 Dublin St)


Due to the limited seats, reservation is required for this workshop.
$75 – register here.

Join Delphine Bedel for a one day self-publishing workshop conceived for photographers, artists, designers, writers, and students interested in publishing their own book or becoming (self-)publishers. During the first part of the day, Bedel will present her feminist methodologies to develop a publishing project, as well as an overview of contemporary publishing practices in art and design. From concept, design, editing, sequencing, production, and distribution, this session will cover various self-publishing models, modes of distribution, as well as feminist and intersectional methodologies in publishing. For the second part of the workshop the focus is on the participant’s own publishing projects and ideas, providing tools and insights to kickstart their project.

9.45am Doors open, coffee & tea
10am–1pm Presentation Delphine Bedel and Q&A with the participants.
1 – 2pm Lunch break
2– 5pm Focus on participant projects

What to bring?

Participants are invited to bring any material (images, texts, books etc.) relevant to their projects as simple black-and-white photocopies or ready a USB key. They are invited to bring their own laptop, and one will be available on site.

Delphine Bedel is an artist, lecturer, curator and editorial director, specialized in emerging practices in visual culture, design and publishing. Known for her cutting-edge publications and feminist education projects, she works with leading cultural institutions, museums and art and design academies. She founded Meta/Books, a publishing and curatorial platform. Bedel is advisor for the Mondrian Foundation and a member the German Photography Academy. She serves as a jury member, lecturer and portfolio reviewer for photography festivals including Kassel Photobook Award, Unseen Book Dummy Award, Plat(t)form Fotomuseum Winterthur, Photobookfest Book Dummy Award, Moscow, Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award, EyeEm Festival, etc. Currently PhD Candidate at the University for the Creative Arts / bookRoom research and publishing platform (UK), she contributes to books and magazines. Her work is exhibited internationally. She teaches publishing in various art and design academies in Europe since 2008, including the Design Academy Eindhoven, Sandberg Insitute, Amsterdam, Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, Kassel Kunsthochschule, Geneva University of Art and Design, etc.

Supported by Dara and Marvin Singer.

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

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Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.