WHEN Wednesday 6 December, 7 – 8.30pm Lecture Theatre A London College of Communication Bookings MA Graphic Media Design invites you to join us for A Line Which Forms a Volume.…
Wednesday 6 December, 7 – 8.30pm
Lecture Theatre A
London College of Communication
MA Graphic Media Design invites you to join us for A Line Which Forms a Volume. The symposium will launch the first edition of a critical reader of graphic design-led research that is edited, written, designed and published by MAGMD course participants.
We are excited to welcome guest speakers Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey and Jack Self, whose work has informed participants’ lines of inquiry. Alongside them, a select number of graduating participants, who have contributed to this edition, will present abstracts from their research. Further guests to be announced shortly.
A Line Which Forms a Volume takes its name from a subheading in the 1996 essay ‘The Book as Object’, written by Michel Butor. In this text, Butor writes that threads of thought and speech must be set into lines, lines divided into columns, and columns stacked along a third axis of depth to form a volume. The notion of ‘volume’ as a publication, as well as the space that something occupies and as a quality of something audible, lends itself to the endeavour of A Line Which Forms a Volume to make graphic design research public.
A Line Which Forms a Volume is just one strand in a larger graphic design research narrative that has been drawn from the MAGMD course. A Line Which Forms a Volume is curious, evolving and current, and aims to thread the research of participants into the wider contexts of design criticism and publishing.
The symposium is part of LCC Postgraduate Shows 2017: Show 2, exhibiting 6-9 December. For more information, please see the LCC events page.