The line is shaky and the marker empty; the screen might be cracked and glitchy, but something is taking shape, so we keep exploring… We are interested in printing, distributing & publishing in autonomous ways. Our approach is self-reflective and embedded in the process of creating. We want to appropriate the tools and share our knowledge for common learning.

The second first edition of the d*sign week, is a gathering dedicated to experimental and independent design practices. The program includes topics like explorative printing, zine making and independent design tools, as well as hybrid forms of publishing on the web, open licenses, copyleft and collective forms of authorship.

Program Overview

Opening Dsign(week)

21 November 2023 from 14:00
Kunstuniversität Linz, Audimax, Domgasse 1, 1.floor, 4020 Linz

MA Visual Communication – Exploration into the Open: Transforming the Process

Opening Dsign Symposium
Carlo Milani – Convivial Technologies (Online)
Onur Olgac – Emancipation 101 for designers: can design be apolitical?
Helena Schmidt – Finding Tools
Joseph Knierzinger & Simon Repp – «To change the rules, change the tools?»
Lucile Haute – Using web tools for print graphic design
Silvio Lorusso – What Design Can’t Do: On Semi-Automation and Cultural Professionalism (Online)

Workshop Program

22–26 November
@Kulturverein zur Schießhalle, Waldeggstraße 116, 4020 Linz

22 November / Workshop Cyberwitches & Risomittwoch
23 November / Cyberwitches & Glyphdrawing
24 November / Collective Archives, Digital Equipment for Inclusive Empowerment, Workshops + Concerts in collaboration with qujOchÖ
25 November / Independent publishing, Experiments, Showcases, & Prompt Battle
26 November / Zine Brunch, Self-Organized Print Workshops, & Political Posters

22–26 November
Daily at 17:00 on Radio Fro
Conversations on Dsign / curated by Gabriela Gordillo

Program details & registration at →

The d*sign week 2023 is initiated by the local cultural platforms Potato Publishing and and organized in collaboration with Kunstuniversität Linz, Timebased Media & Visual Communication, Radio FRO and Kulturverein zur Schießhalle.