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21st Century Publishing Ecosystems at (KiT) Trondheim Academy of Fine Art/Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Teacher(s): Alessandro Ludovico
Number of available place for KUNO students: 5
Level: BA & MA
Application deadline: 7th March
How to apply: Send an email with a short motivation why you would like to participate in the workshop, name of home school and study year.
-Send an e-mail to and please put "KUNO Workshop" in the subject line.
Course description
5 day workshop on publishing ecosystems, culminating in participation in the KiT Book Fair
This five day workshop is aimed to introduce participants to the whole ecosystem of a publication production and environment. Students will work either individually or in small groups to develop a zine. The zine content could be a manifestation of a personal expression, or aimed at a specific community or audience. Starting with the structure and the form, the production of content for the zine will help to define the most important various aspects involved in the publishing gesture: the target, how the publication is manifested, situated, supported, mediated, produced and distributed. The whole system that is working behind a publication will be unveiled and constructed through the various projects, trying to balance analogue and digital in the needed subtle equilibrium.
The publications produced during the workshop will go on immediate display at the KiT Book Fair, March 17th-18th, also in Gallery Kit and in the space where the workshop was previously held.
The workshop is being led by acclaimed author, publisher and artist Alessandro Ludovico. Ludovico received his PhD degree in English and Media from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge (UK). He is Associate Professor at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton and Lecturer at Parsons Paris – The New School. He has published and edited several books, including the widely read Post-Digital Print: The Mutation of Publishing Since 1894, and has lectured worldwide. Ludovico is chief editor of Neural magazine since 1993. He also served as an advisor for the Documenta 12’s Magazine Project. He is is one of the authors of the award-winning Hacking Monopolism trilogy of artworks (Google Will Eat Itself, Amazon Noir, Face to Facebook). Currently Alessandro is part of the research group AMT (Archeologies of Media and Technology) at the Winchester School of Art.