Workshop — Unravel | Unauthorise | Upcycle

On July 21st 2012 Unravel | Unau­thor­ise | Upcycle two self-pub­lish­ing work­shops and a dis­cus­sion event organ­ized by Extra Spe­cial People takes place at East­side Pro­jects. Until July 6th 2012 you can apply for a place on this intens­ive self-pub­lish­ing pro­ject…

First work­shop Strategy and Approach led by AND Pub­lish­ing
Dis­cus­sion with AND Pub­lish­ing, An End­less Sup­ply and Gav­in Wade
Second work­shop Pro­duc­tion and Cri­tique led by An End­less Sup­ply

Over the course of two work­shops and a dis­cus­sion event, dif­fer­ent strategies and ideas will be intro­duced that will enable you to devel­op a pub­lic­a­tion and take it to print. Using ‘Upcycle this Text’, Gav­in Wade’s mani­festo focus­ing on the concept of upcyc­ling from the view­point of the arts as a start­ing point for think­ing, this pro­ject offers the oppor­tun­ity to learn new skills and put them into prac­tice in a crit­ic­al envir­on­ment.

In pre­par­a­tion for the pro­ject you will be sent a PDF of ‘Upcycle this Text’ and invited to bring a new idea, pro­pos­al or product to the first work­shop. Led by AND Pub­lish­ing, you will devel­op your pub­lic­a­tion in col­lab­or­a­tion with oth­er par­ti­cipants.

In the even­ing, a dis­cus­sion event with con­tri­bu­tions from AND Pub­lish­ing, An End­less Sup­ply and Gav­in Wade seeks to unpick think­ing around self pub­lish­ing by inter­rog­at­ing the struc­tures and sys­tems that lim­it and sub­vert the flow of inform­a­tion and ideas.

The second work­shop, led by An End­less Sup­ply at East­side Pro­jects, is held a month later allow­ing par­ti­cipants time to devel­op their pro­jects. This ses­sion will focus on giv­ing feed­back on pro­jects and look­ing at how to pre­pare files for print, with prac­tic­al advice on pub­lish­ing meth­ods. Input into the crit­ic­al dis­cus­sion will be giv­en by East­side Pro­jects Dir­ect­or James Lang­don.”
 — ESP

To apply Please send 5 low res images/​website links, a short state­ment on your prac­tice and your reas­ons for want­ing to take part in this pro­ject to this mail adress.


East­side Pro­jects
86 Heath Mill Lane
Birm­ing­ham B9 4AR

July 21st 2012