Graduates'20 / The Chain of Events / Collectiveioning

Jul 10 2020
ULTIMATE Extraordinary Very Special Issue Indeed

The online launch of the Collectiveioning XPUB publication is part of Willem de Kooning Academy's graduate programme The Chain of Events. This programme will present the work of both Master and Bachelor alumni in the form of an online Graduation Catalogue and a Graduation Show programme that will last until the end of March 2021.

The Experimental Publishing (XPUB) class of 2020 would like to invite you to the launch of our final publication, Collectiveioning.

Friday, July 10th, 19:00-20:30

Attire: Birthday Suit or Business Casual or Casual Business or Come As You Are

/ko 'lek tiv yon ning/ The gathering of collective memory. A pre-literate notion of memory, in a communal way, something commemorative rather than putting memory in a container. What we thought was going to be changed completely. We are in that way changing our memory of what it was supposed to be. What are you able to collect? Memories? Objects? People? A collection of texts and people, collecting and composing each other? Somehow it's not even important that we have all the knowledge, what's important is the living, generative sense of the collection.

Collectiveioning is a publication that collects the work generated in our time at XPUB, from collective Special Issues in the first year (Special Issues 07, 08, 09), with threads that connect to the second year graduation projects.

We will present our collective and individual research on Friday, July 10, 2020, at 19:00, followed by a Q & A session. Although the presentation will be concise and spectacular, if you miss it, a web-to-print website will remain online, where you can choose to make your own co(ll/nn)ections. You may also print out what you collect from it at your own leisure. A complete, deluxe, shelf object (i.e. a printed version) will follow in October 2020.

XPUB Class of 2020:

  • Simon Browne
  • Bohye Woo
  • Paloma García
  • Artemis Gryllaki
  • Tancredi di Giovanni
  • Pedro Sá Couto
  • Biyi Wen
  • Rita Graça


XPUB is a two-year course that prepares students to critically engage with societal issues and social practices within the fast-changing field of art, design, and cultural production. More specifically, XPUB focuses on the acts of making things public and creating publics in the age of post-digital networks. XPUB’s interests in publishing are therefore twofold: first, publishing as the inquiry and participation into the technological frameworks, political context, and cultural processes through which things are made public; and second, how these are or can be, used to create publics.

The Collectiveioning launch is made possible with the support from Open Source Publishing, servus.at and lilimit.