1. 21.6.201411:0021.6.201412:00Lecture

              Nina Paim (BR) with Emilia Bergmark (SE) and Corinne Gisel (CH)

              Taking a Line for a Walk

            2. Each person draws a line differently. Each person understands words differently. So what are words of wisdom? Lines of inquiry? Are they active or passive lines? Horizontal or vertical? Straight or curved? Are they front lines? Bottom lines? Are they trained, rehearsed, domesticated? Or expressive, wild, doodles? Are they busy, attending several meetings? Or just walking for a walk’s sake?

              Nina Paim, Emilia Bergmark and Corinne Gisel will talk about the findings they uncovered while making the exhibition Taking a Line for a Walk.

            3. Emilia Bergmark, Corinne Gisel & Nina Paim
              (photo: Kamil Till a Andrea Velnerová)

            4. Nina Paim (BR)

              Born in 1986 in Brazil Nina Paim lives and works in Berlin. After a detour into economics and philosophy, Nina studied graphic design at Esdi, Rio de Janeiro and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. Her bachelor project was Escola Aberta, a temporary design school in Rio from August 6–11, 2012. Nina's work usually involves many others and revolves around notions of directing and collaborating. Since graduation, she has been working independently as a graphic designer as well as taking forays into the fields of curating, mediating, and teaching. In June 2013 her collaboration with Corinne Gisel was nominated for the Swiss Design Award.
            5. Emilia Bergmark (SE)

              Born in 1986 in Sweden Emilia Bergmark is currently living and working in Amsterdam and London. After combining studies in arts and graphic design she graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2012. Bergmark’s work takes a phenomenological stance on the mundane and through her work the viewer may rediscover the poetic and absurd in everyday subjects. She works in multiple mediums as diverse as installations, objects, films and printed matter.
            6. Corinne Gisel (CH)

              Born in 1987 in Switzerland, Corinne Gisel lives and works in Zürich. Since graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2012, Corinne has mostly been working in the fields of art and culture as an independent graphic designer, working by herself or assisting and collaborating with other designers. Her work shows great care and a keen interest for language in its written form, which manifests itself both in the typography of her designs and in actual writing. In June 2013 her collaboration with Nina Paim was nominated for the Swiss Design Award.
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          2. The Biennial will open on 20 June 2014 with three days of lectures and presentations by world-famous designers and design theoreticians.

            This symposium will provide an opportunity to become acquainted with some of the leading figures in international graphic design, their work, and their opinions. There will also be space for personal discussion and critical debate. The official languages are Czech and English.

            Moderated by James Langdon (designer, GB)James Langdon is an independent designer. He is one of six directors of the artist-run gallery Eastside Projects in Birmingham, UK; and founder of the itinerant School for Design Fiction. In 2012 he received the Inform International Award for Conceptual Design, presented by Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany. He has worked as a designer for numerous artists, and for institutions including Book Works, London; Sternberg Press, Berlin; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; and OCA, Oslo. Curatorial initiatives include ‘Arefin & Arefin: The Graphic Design of Tony Arefin’, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (2012); ‘Construction School’, Kunstverein, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2012); Norman Potter’s ‘In:quest of Icarus’, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2012); and ‘Book Show’, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK (2010). He has lectured internationally at institutions including Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden; Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK; Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, Netherlands; HFG Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany; and Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands.