The Need to Publish - New Modes of Production


Hackers & Designers were invited to contribute to be part of the panel for this event, providing an insight into experimental and alternative modes of bookmaking, publishing and distribution.

Contemporary socio-political circumstances are demanding a radical re-orientation; how can publishing respond? The panel looks towards the future, discussing how rapidly developing technologies are opening up new avenues, as well as how to work productively and collaboratively across multiple disciplines.


  • Silvio Lorusso
  • Publication Studio Rotterdam
  • Hackers & Designers.
  • Astrid Vorstemans will be the talk’s moderator

Leading up to Printing Plant Art Book Fair - Amsterdam 2019, Looiersgracht 60 and Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten are collaborating in a series of four special events prior to Printing Plant Art Book Fair. On four Thursday afternoons in October and November, various guests with different perspectives (and from different backgrounds) will engage in conversations on independent publishing and artist books within the artistic practice.

Join us on Thursday 14 November for the third event within the primer series leading up to Printing Plant Art Book Fair 2019. Doors open at 3:45pm, the talk starts at 4pm. Admission is free, but due to the limited number of seats it is necessary to register: https://bit.ly/2pd0dqs

The event will be held in English.