Hackers & Designers: First, Then… Repeat. Workshop Scripts in Practice — Book launch

Join us for the book launch of “First, Then… Repeat. Workshop Scripts in Practice” by Hackers & Designers!

“First, Then… Repeat. Workshop Scripts in Practice” is a on and offline publication that assembles self-published and unpublished workshop scripts that evolved in and around the collective ecosystem of Hackers & Designers. Hackers & Designers has been organizing workshops since 2013, and along the way has established social-technical affinities that are loose and stable, temporary and ongoing. The collective met and befriended many practitioners and sister organizations since, and got acquainted with manifold, peculiar pedagogical formats, and experimental approaches to working, learning, and being together. This publication derives from an enthusiasm for the various ways collective learning environments take shape. It grew out of a curiosity for the ways that such practices are shared across different localities, timelines, and experiences.

The book launch features presentations by Gabriel Fontana, Stefanie Wuschitz and fanfare, who all contributed to the publication. In parallel the publication will be presented at the SPRINT Art Book Fair in Milano.

Gabriel Fontana is a social designer. He is the initiator of Multiform, a tool that challenges and examines ideas of identity, community, and inclusion by proposing games for sport classes at schools, generating an openness and empathy that later on filter into wider society. Through a queer framework, Fontana investigates how daily social practices reproduce conservative values and reinforce power structures.

Stefanie Wuschitz works at the intersection of research, art, and technology, with a particular focus on Critical Media Practices (feminist hacking, open-source technology, peer production). She is founder of the feminist hacker space Mz* Baltazar’s Lab

fanfare is a platform and design studio for cross-disciplinary collaboration and visual communication. Through an active programme, fanfare generates, explores, and curates environments for visual interactions.

Anja Groten (1983, DE) is a designer, organizer and educator based in Amsterdam. Investigating collectivity-in-practice, her work revolves around the cross-section of digital and physical media, design and art education and her involvement in different interdisciplinary groups. In 2013 she co-founded the initiative Hackers & Designers, attempting to break down the barriers between the different fields and practices by enforcing a common vocabulary through education, hacks and collaboration.

This is a free event, no registration is required.

Starts at 17:00.