Booksfromthefuture Summer School 2015

6–17 July, London Centre for Book Arts

A ten-day workshop in London on transdisciplinary inquiry and publishing

Participants collaboratively designed a publication consisting of over 50 bespoke contributions involving a blank book, including their own. The practices of documentary fiction, social sculpture and post-digital publishing served as a compass whilst navigating through the complexity and uncertainty encountered. The resulting book, The multiple lives of a blank book, blends methods of investigation and documentation from the fields of art, design and theory.

Taught by Yvan Martinez and Joshua Trees with Krister Olsson, supported by guest talks and critiques from John Freeman, Gustavo Grandal Montero, Federico Antonini and Esa Matinvesi

Krister Olsson is a sculptor based in Los Angeles. He has shown his work throughout the US, Asia and Europe and most recently took part in exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore and Mujikobo in Yokohama.

Krister’s work is focused on understanding how we collect and catalog objects, images, places and experiences to create our own private models of the universe. By creating sculpture that explores aspects of his own personal model he focuses on exposing the affinities and contradictions inherent in our understanding and interpretation of the world. His work has been recognized by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs and the New York Times, among others, and he has lectured / taught at Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, California), UCLA, San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts and Design Sight (Tokyo).