Publishing as an idea,
and a for(u)m for developing discourse:
Artistic research through Editorial design
Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone has experience. Over time some even acquire knowledge, even extensive knowledge. What unites us [Å & D] completely is that we believe that there are multiple modes of sharing knowledge, information, and even understanding. And that the multitude of perspectives are worthy of attention and respect. Especially, perhaps, the quiet and surprising ones.
Our ‘weapon’ of choice is Visual communication,
and what we are most interested in—and in love with
—is Editorial design because of the way it demands thoughtfulness and care, as well as collaboration,
if it is supposed to work at all. And because discursive design has room for the adversarial; it welcomes, and is perfect for contestation. In this way it’s like the saloons of old, where people are invited in because they have thoughts to express, that others may be stimulated by, and might learn from.
The Crux of the Matter—of Research based teaching, for us, is thoughtfulness and giving a space for growth through discourse. Our mission in life, so to speak, is to create room and space for creative conversation.