1. 22.6.201411:0022.6.201412:00Lecture

              Tom Vandeputte (NL)

              Beyond the Institution

            2. In recent years there has been a distinct renewal of interest in education, both as a field of experimentation and as a mode of organisation. Artists, activists, students and educators have become involved in a broad range of alternative practices, varying from informal reading groups and seminars to self-organised schools and online learning communities. Many of these projects are based on a distinct premise: that practices of learning, study and enquiry can be a political experiment in and of themselves. Through its withdrawal from the institution, self-organised education implies not only a critical response to the present condition of the academy, but also a speculative attempt to formulate new models of learning – beyond the art school and the university.

            3. Tom Vandeputte
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            4. Tom Vandeputte (NL)

              Tom Vandeputte is a writer and theorist based in London and Amsterdam. He teaches and convenes a critical theory programme at the Sandberg Institute and is a visiting lecturer at King’s College London. Vandeputte holds an MRes with distinction from the London Consortium and is currently completing a PhD in philosophy at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College. His writings have been published in various books and journals, including Metropolis M and Log. Together with Tim Ivison, he edited Contestations (Bedford Press, 2013), a book on experimental forms of education and self-organised learning beyond the academy.
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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.