Hybrid Publishing Books Launch/Research & Hybrid Publishing Awards

Jul 8 2018

These events are part of the Graduation Show 2018 programme

8th of July, 15.00 - 16.30
WdKA, Wijnhaven 61

15.00 - 15.30: Book Launch
15.30 - 16.00: Break
16.00 - 16.30: Research Awards and Hybrid Publishing Awards Ceremony

On Sunday, July the 8th 2018, WdKA organises a programme devoted to Research and Hybrid Publishing. A celebratory Book Launch of three publications will kick-start this year's Research & Hybrid Publishing (HP) Awards Ceremony.

  • Blindly Organised, a publication by Sophie Helene Dirven (winner BA Research & HP Award 2017), examines how the knowledge developed by blind and visually impaired people can be applied to a product for a broader public.
  • Mascha van Zijverden’s Recrafting Craft (winner MA Research & HP Award 2016) explores speculative scenarios for tomorrow’s fashion education, in which the synergy between traditional and digital crafts plays a key role.
  • In Supertoys Supertoys, Merle Flügge (winner MA Research & HP Award 2017) speculates on new relationships between objects and humans.

The publications’ launch will be concluded by a short Q&A between the authors and Florian Cramer, WdKA’s Applied Research Professor on Hybrid Publishing and Reader in 21st Century Visual Culture.

The Book Launch will be followed by the Research & HP Awards 2018 Ceremony. The Research Awards are granted to Bachelor and Master graduation projects that combine theoretical and field research with artistic research and which provide new insights to experts and the public at large. The WdKA grants three monetary awards for Bachelor graduates, one award for a Master graduate and two HP Awards, BA and MA. The HP Awards are the experimental publications to be developed within WdKA’s Hybrid Publishing, in any form that is best suited to each project: electronic, print, performative or presentational. Digital archive of previous publications.

Hybrid Publishing

Researching and experimenting across a broad range of processes native to digital and analogue media, WdKA Hybrid Publishing fosters novel approaches to design, authoring, reading and dissemination made possible through ongoing developments from the legacies of Gutenberg’s press to present-day technologies.