This Book is a Classroom – Posters for booklaunch

Author:Achim Lengerer, Dominique Hurth, HIT, Lucie Kolb, Paolo Caffoni, Romy Rüegger
Year: 2013
Keyword:Booklaunch, Lecture Performance, Poster

This Book is a Classroom booklaunch at Scriptings Saturday February 23rd, 7pm. An evening of live presentations by some of the contributors to the publication “We would like to learn, and we are working on a book. This book is a classroom.” and others, including Paolo Caffoni, Dominique Hurth, Achim Lengerer, H.I.T, Lucie Kolb, Romy Rüegger:
Paolo Caffoni on a series of publications called 150 hours. The publications in queation consist of preparatory teaching notes for the education of workers, housewives and the unemployed, developed in Italy in the 1970s. The signing of the metalmeccanici (engineering workers) employment contract in April 1973, brought an important period of trade union struggles to an end. As a result, 150 hours of paid work were allotted to workers every three years for “educational and cultural” use.
Dominique Hurth, Séance de lecture. In the format of exhibitions, readings and publications, Hurth explores in a nonlinear manner, historical narratives that are present in localities, words and images. Séance de lecture explores in images and texts her current work on the physical manifestation of a book in an exhibition space, the materiality of writing and syntax, and the physicality and performativity of reading, looking subjectively at Stéphane Mallarmé and Herbert Bayer.
Lucie Kolb, Romy Ruegger and Achim Lengerer in conversation about the publication “We would like to learn, and are working on a book. This book is a classroom.” taking a look at the book as medium and different modes of authorship connected to it. The space of the book is circumscribed and structured by its parameters: format, binding, jacket, title page, layout, preface, postface, table of contents, captions, cross headings, intertitles, annotations, editorial notes, appendix, blurb, names and accessories, thus creating authorship(s) consisting of varying roles and producing horizontal connections within the reading.
+ H.I.T. MUSIC & visuals!