10:00 – 17:00 20th April 2018 Public Kensington, Lecture Theatre 1 Royal College of Art

DISTRIBUTED is a publishing symposium about the act of distribution across the spectrum of cultural production.

Coinciding with the publication of the critical anthology by Open Editions, the DISTRIBUTED symposium presents the act of distribution as a subject for serious creative consideration and one of great social and economic importance. Speakers from a variety of backgrounds paint a big picture that embraces the actions of the individual alongside the workings of global markets. From the attention-seeking impulse of the poseur, to the democratisation of art and knowledge in the form of books, pop music, digital networks, self- organised libraries, and the question of what can be known, and by whom, the urge to disseminate is explored here as an elemental phenomenon of our time.

Speakers: David Blamey, Neil Cummings, Adrian Shaughnessy, Rathna Ramanathan, Brad Haylock, Billie Muraben, Joshua Trees, Jack Clarke, Ayşe Köklü, Alex Farrar

This symposium, has been organised by David Blarney (Open Editions) and Joshua Trees (Books From The Future), tutors in the RCA School of Communication.

Students: free, although booking is essential
Education and industry: £55 (includes copy of Distributed)

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