📍 London, United Kingdom
Books From The Future Summer School with this years theme "Staging Disaster: An inquiry into the phenomenon of disaster in contemporary culture". The 21st Century is dominated by narratives of anxiety, insecurity, speed, and uncertainty. Arguably, this perpetual crisis has become an accepted, managed and collectively staged reality. While numerous critics and theorists have deconstructed the language, logic, and patterns of such man-made disasters, comparatively fewer designers and artists have attempted to construct alternative narratives. Staging Disaster is a ten-day workshop for designers and artists interested in exploring the relationship between visual communication, perception, and reality through publishing.
Related interview: Our 2016 interview with the designers behind books of the future summer school Yvan Martinez and Joshua Trees.