The Experimental Publishing master course (XPUB) focuses on the acts of making things public and creating publics in the age of post-digital networks.
XPUB’s interests in publishing are therefore twofold: first, publishing as the inquiry and participation into the technological frameworks, political context and cultural processes through which things are made public; and second, how these are, or can be, used to create publics.
From app stores to art book fairs and zine shops, from darknets to sneakernets, from fansubs to on demand services, and from tweeting to whistleblowing, the act of making things public, that is to say publishing, has become pivotal and multi-modal in an age infused with myriad media technologies. The tension between the publishing heritage and novel forms of producing and sharing information has shown that old dichotomies such as analog versus digital, or local versus global, have grown increasingly irrelevant given their bond with media practices based on both old and new technologies, and their existence within mixed human and machine networks. At the same time, this expansion of means and meanings of what is publishing, is creating a situation in which the very public concerned by the act of making things public, becomes overshadowed by publishing practices self-absorbed in novelty workflows and their own techno-aesthetics. This is why by publishing we also mean to create publics, to make people engage with a broad set of intermingled and collaborative practices, both inherited and to be invented, so as to critically explore and actively engage with societal issues that are:
• social, technical, cultural and political;
• involving actors both human and algorithmic;
• and mediated by networks of distribution and communication of varying scales and visibility.
As a result, XPUB approaches publishing from the perspective of multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary practices, in order to explore a broad range of methods and workflows, as well as inventing new ones. XPUB understands reading, writing, prototyping and documentation as core principles for a critical design and artistic research. XPUB strives to balance self-directed research with self-organization to allow empowerment and to support collective thinking and action.
Graduation Shows 2023
Lens Based Thursday 29 June – Sunday 2 July V2Eendrachtstraat 10& WORM Ubik GalleryBoomgaardsstraat 71 Experimental Publishing (XPUB) Thursday 29 June – Sunday 2 July / Thursday 6 July – Saturday 9 July Slash Gallery (WORM)Boomgaardsstraat 71 /WdKA, Wijnhaven 61 Master Design Thursday 6 July – Saturday 9 July WdKA, Wijnhaven 61 Master Interior Architecture:Research […]
Console: XPUB Special Issue #20, Fri Mar 31, PNF
XPUB & PNF present:ConsoleSpecial Issue XX Launch19:00-21:0031.03.23 Page Not FoundBoekhorststraat 126-1282512 CT Den Haaghttps://page-not-found.nl/ Console is an oracle; an emotional first aid kit that helps you help yourself.Console invites you to open the box and discover ways of healing;Console provides shelter for your dreams, memories and worries.Face the past and encounter your fortune.Console gives you […]
Online Open Day – February 6, 2023
XPUB will host an online open day Monday 6th of February, 2023 We will host two online sessions at 10:00 (UTC+1) and 17:00 (UTC+1). You can register by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Day – February 11, 2023
Join us for the Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) online open day which will take place on Saturday February 11, from 10am–3pm. Throughout the day, both the Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA) and the Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) master studio spaces will be open to the public. It is a day when many PZI staff and students are […]
Special Issue #19: garden @ leeszaal
https://issue.xpub.nl/19/index.html 18:00–21:00Leeszaal, Rijnhoutplein 3, Rotterdam West. Welcome! We are the first year students of the Experimental Publishing Master of Piet Zwart Institute, invite every librarian (librarians of their own library) to garden Leeszaal and discover what this library offers. We will see behind the curtains of how the unwanted books are kept in this library. […]
XPUB @ zinecamp
XPUB @ ZINECAMP 2022STALLS, TALKS, WORKSHOPS & ZINE MAKINGSAT/SUN 5-6 NOV https://zinecamp2022.hotglue.me/ https://worm.org/production/zine-camp-22-day-1/ https://xpub.nl Workshops & Talks featuring past and present XPUB students & staff @WORMBoomgaardstr.99Rotterdam,NLFREE ENTRANCE
pagedjs is a rendering tool for previewing, inspecting and designing a PDF in the browser, that is known for specifically accommodating designers using web-to-print techniques in their publications and book making practice. Julie and Julien both work as developers on the project, so we can also ask them about Paged.js as an open source project, […]
Experimental Publishing: WALKIE TALKIE Grad show 2022
PZI Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design:Experimental Publishing (XPUB)UBIK 24 – 25 JuneOpening Friday 24 June @ 18h.Workshops & presentations Friday 24 June.XPUB grad work will also be represented at the WDKA graduation, 13-17 July.More INFO on the WORM site: https://worm.org/production/xpub-pzi-graduation-show/
Experimental Publishing SI17 Launch ‘This Box Found You For A Reason’
date: Friday 25 March, 18:00 – 21:00 location: Page Not FoundBoekhorststraat 126, Den Haag Page Not Found and the Master Experimental Publishing (XPUB) at the Piet Zwart Institute,Willem de Kooning Academy,invite you to the launch of the Special Issue #17 “This Box Found You For A Reason”. Under the guidance of artist Lídia Pereira and […]
Double publication launch: Learning How to Walk While Catwalking [XUB] and Vernaculars come to matter [Varia]
Double publication launch: Learning How to Walk While Catwalking [XUB] and Vernaculars come to matter [Varia] Program: Friday 17 December 2021:13:00-17:00 [in person @ Varia, Rotterdam] & [online, EVENT-MODE] 16:00-17:00 [online] Q&A with XPUB1 Location online: https://issue.xpub.nl/16/Location in person: Varia, Rotterdam (Gouwstraat 3) With Varia: http://varia.zone/double-launch-si16-and-vernaculars-come-to-matter.html (NL) http://varia.zone/en/double-launch-si16-and-vernaculars-come-to-matter.html (EN) XPUB (the Experimental Publishing master from Piet […]
Date 29th Nov — 4th Dec 2021 Time 15h — 18h 29th Nov — 4th Dec 2021 (all day)Location: De Buitenboel, Rosier Faassenstraat 22 3025 GN Rotterdam, NL AQUARIUM 2.0 An ongoing window exhibition with Clara Gradel, Floor van Meeuwen, Martin Foucaut, Camilo Garcia, Federico Poni, Nami Kim, Euna Lee, Kendal Beynon, Jacopo Lega and Louisa Teichmann […]
The Experimental Publishing – graduation show 2021 | BLUE LINKS
Date: 17th of JulyTime: 15:00 – 21:00Locations: VARIA the mothership | Nieuwe Charlois | RIB | Ateliers M42 | The Pole BLUE LINKS Blue is the sky, blue is the ocean. Blue is our mood (sometimes). Blue are the paths that have not yet been followed. The […]
EARTHRISE × Zhōuwéi Network
A Hybrid Reality Game30th of April till the 31st of May | FREE Something is rising in the midst of the city surrounding us. In between the many microcosms of the infinitely unfinished city of Rotterdam, three potential futures are emerging in the nebulous atmosphere. A city mirroring a constant construction site opens up doorways […]
XPUB1 Special Issue # 14 launch of I DON’T KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING BUT …..
Location: Page Not Found, Boekhorststraat 126-128, Den Haag Date: 12 AprilBook your timeslot: 12 noon – 8 pm Date: 12 April, 2021 Book your timeslot: 12 noon – 8 pm Page Not Found and the Master Experimental Publishing (XPUB) at the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy, are delighted to invite you to the […]
Climb the Firewall – Interactive Event – Roodkapje
Climb the FirewallSaturday, 5th December, 2020.14:00 – 20:00 We are excited to invite you to Climb the Firewall, an interactive *real-life* scavenger hunt throughout Rotterdam’s streets to safely play in the age of broadcasted lifes. Rough tapes, computer fossils and prehistoric mobile phones will drive you to unlock your path for the unexpected. Grab your […]
Agora Digitalis Program Live Stream
Live on Thursday, 10 September at 15:45 – 16:00. Live on Friday, 11 September between 14:30 – 15:00. The complete Agora Digitalis Program Live Stream will be here: https://ausstellungen.ufg.at/wildstate/agora-digitalis/ Pedro Sá Couto, Artemis Gryllaki, and Rita Graça, Piet Zwart Institute Experimental Publishing alumni 2020 are presenting their graduation projects at Agora Digitalis, Ars Electronica Festival […]
[XPUB] [online event] Collectiveioning 10 July 2020 19:00 CEST
Date: Friday, July 10th, 2020 Time: 19h-20h30 CEST/UTC+2 Place: https://project.xpub.nl/collectiveioning/ Occasion: ULTIMATE Extraordinary Very Special Issue Indeed Attire: Birthday Suit or Business Casual or Casual Business or Come As You Are The Experimental Publishing (XPUB) class of 2020 would like to invite you to the launch of our final publication, Collectiveioning. /// /ko ‘lek tiv […]
Announcement text (MAKE SURE TO RETAIN ITALICS!!!!!11111!!!111!!!): The Experimental Publishing (XPUB) class of 2020 would like to invite you to the launch of our final publication, Collectiveioning. /ko ‘lek tiv yon ning/ The gathering of collective memory. A pre-literate notion of memory, in a communal way, something commemorative rather than putting a memory in a container. […]
BLACK LIVES MATTER – PZI solidarity statement
We are seeing the world being potentially transformed by the massive popular resistance to racism and anti-black violence that has been prompted by recent displays of racist brutality. The master’s courses of the Piet Zwart Institute stand in support of movements for racial justice around the world and we hold ourselves accountable to address the […]
XPUB1 Special Issue # 11- Post-Digital Itch Launch of We Have Some Secrets to Tell
From the other side of the world, we were given data about a past dictatorship threatening to reinstate itself. A portion of an archive that exists to keep history truthful and educate the present, the recurrent time of political urgency and authoritarian repression. We were entrusted to secure it, manage it, and publish it anonymously. We cannot share the archive itself, […]