[artinfo] Fw: [Maybe] Call for applications: Workshop - Self Publishing in Times and Repression
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Tue Jan 18 22:34:37 CET 2011
Centre for Visual Introspection, Bucharestwww.pplus4.ro
CALL FOR APPLICATIONSSELF-PUBLISHING IN TIMES OF FREEDOM AND REPRESSIONWORKSHOP, 18 - 23 April, 2011deadline: 28 FebruaryThe workshop SELF PUBLISHING IN TIMES OF FREEDOM AND REPRESSION arose from the fact that self-publishing in Romania has a complex and still insufficiently researched and publicized history. Under Ceausescu dictatorship, the ideologically imposed state regulation over the cultural and artistic realm was extremely harsh, the production of independent publications increasing only in the early `90s. Recently, ideological censorship has been replaced by economical, financial or technical constraints. The workshop considers that publishing as a means of self-expression and samizdat as a form of it, born in specific oppressive conditions, common to many countries in Eastern Europe, deserve a special attention and might shed a new light on the meaning of self-publishing, its forms and challenges today.
The practical part of the workshop consist in producing a publication on the subject of CENSORSHIP. The participants elaborate the format and discuss technical means of production. They analyze how this phenomenon developed and the new forms that have been taken in the latest years in Europe. Participants are encouraged to bring their own case studies. Additionally, the practical part of the workshop is accompanied by series of public lectures discussing the following subjects:
- from Samizdat to blogging (the history of alternative media in Central/Eastern Europe; new forms of political expression in the age of globalization; a particular focus will be on the changes that have come as a result of the revolution in communication technologies, which has brought new forms and modes of alternative expression, but also new challenges to alternative politics - the role played by alternative press, gay and ethnic minority media, community radio, political mobilization in social networks, blogging and indymedia);
- underground press;
- Magnitizdat, as a process of re-copying and self-distributing live audio tape recordings of underground music groups;
- Tamizdat, literature published from smuggled manuscripts;
- artist-books from Central and Eastern Europe 1960-2010;
- Ghost publishing.
Designers, artists, cultural practitioners and other interested adults that show an active interest in self-publishing techniques are eligible to apply.
Participation to the workshop is limited to 10 foreign participants (max. 3 from the same country) based in European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey.
Accomodation, meals and travel costs are covered by Grundtvig Programme (except for Romanian participants).
Please download Application FormThis workshop is organized by pepluspatru Association/Centre for Visual Introspection Bucharest and financed by EU throught Education and Culture DG, Lifelong Learning Programme.
In partnership with: UAP
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