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Launch of A School for Design Fiction by James Langdon / Thursday 3 April 2014, 6.30 – 9pm

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Thursday 3 April 2014, 6.30 – 9pm
Launch of A School for Design Fiction by James Langdon
Published by Spector Books, 2014

A School for Design Fiction is an itinerant school, in the tradition of the ‘invisible college’. This publication documents its founding, including contributions by Céline Condorelli, Sofia Hultén, Peter Nencini and K. N. W.

A school for Design Fiction was convened on 8 November, 2013 at Gallery for Contemporary Art, Leipzig. This itinerant school employs the curious genre of ‘design fiction’ to assert storytelling as the primary function of design, assuming that every artefact has the potential to express the character of the culture that produced it. This publication documents and expands on the founding of the school through a series of imagined scenarios. These include a drama at the printer for architect Augustus Pugin in 1836, the history of the universe as observed on an English hillside in 1937, the first human trial of split brain surgery in California in 1961, and a Scottish speech synthesis studio in 2013.

Published by Spector Books
Distributed by Anagram Books

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March 27, 2014 at 4:07 pm

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Launch of Flat White Wall Machine / Wednesday 26 March, 6.30 – 8.30

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Wednesday 26 March, 6.30 – 8.30
Flat White Wall Machine
Published by Fictional Address

Launch of new publication by MA Fine Art Kingston University students, produced at the Bökship.




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March 25, 2014 at 6:08 pm

The Erotic Book Club, Reading The Poetry of Sex

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Thursday 27 March, 8pm
The Erotic Book Club
Reading The Poetry of Sex
by Sophie Hannah

“A raucous, highly enjoyable anthology by acclaimed poet Sophie Hannah.
It’s hard to imagine a more fruitful subject for poets than sex, in all its glorious manifestations: from desire and hope, through disappointment and confusion, to conclusion and consequence. And little has changed over the centuries, as Sophie Hannah’s anthology vividly demonstrates, from Catullus pleading with Lesbos to Walt Whitman singing the body electric. Moods and attitudes may vary but the drive persists as does the desire to write about it. ”


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March 25, 2014 at 5:49 pm

Optics of writing: through and between

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Thursday 13 March 2014
Optics of writing: through and between
Workshop 3 – 5pm.
Live event 6.30 – 8.30pm

The immaculate conception
of the inaudible bird
in gorgeous reticence…
— Mina Loy, Brancusi’s Golden Bird (1922)

In the November 1922 issue of ‘The Dial’ magazine, Mina Loy’s short poem – ‘Brancusi’s Golden Bird’ – appeared alongside a photograph of the sculpture it names. The verse is oblique. The picture (taken by Brancusi himself) is almost opaque. Together, they offer as much of a departure from as they give a depiction of their shared point of reference. Part of ‘The Optics of Writing’, a series of events by the Art Writing programme at Goldsmiths, ‘Through and Between’ is a continuation of that departure. Along the way asking what, if anything, of an object can emerge ‘through and between’ its representations.

Workshops will be lead by Patrick Coyle, Barnaby Lambert & Daphne de Sonnevill. Participants need to register their interest and get reading material from Francisco Sousa Lobo
Live events by Paul O’Kane, Barnaby Lambert & Daphne de Sonneville

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Thursday 20 March 2014
Optics of writing: Out of sight
Workshop 2 – 5pm
Live event 6.30 – 8.30pm

Led by Sally O’Reilly, Catherine Smiles and Heather Welsh, the workshop will explore strategies and techniques for presenting text in live or pre-recorded audio formats, and suggest methods of translation and compensation when diverting text from page to ear.

Please send, by 17th March, a new or existing text, of up to 1000 words, that you would like rework into an audio piece to

During the workshop Sally, Catherine and Heather will discuss your texts, one-to-one, while you work on them for possible presentation at the evening event.

A schedule and equipment list is attached, which you should bear in mind when considering how to configure any final presentation in the space.


Goldsmiths’ Art Writing has organised a series of three events with the general theme ‘Optics of Writing’. Each event will be comprised of workshops in the afternoon and live events in the evening (6.30 to 8.30 pm).

To participate in the afternoon workshops please RSVP Francisco Sousa Lobo Participants are welcomed, and invited to an open discussion and engagement with workshops and reading. Materials will be distributed in advance. Evening live events are open to all, and will have the presence of various invited guests, such as: Patrick Coyle, Stewart Home, Sam Keogh, Sally O’Reilly, Eleanor Vonne Brown, Paul O’Kane, Sophie Jung.

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March 10, 2014 at 12:28 pm

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Last Day of the Postcard Exhibition

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With Jeremy Cooper

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March 5, 2014 at 10:24 pm

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Kingston MA Fine Art print class at Bökship

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Getting ready for their book launch later this month.

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March 5, 2014 at 10:17 pm

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‘I’ve never read her’ book club reading The Female Body by Margret Atwood

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Wednesday 12 March 2014, 7pm
‘I’ve never read her’ book club reading short fiction and essays by women.
Reading The Female Body by Margret Atwood
PDF available at

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March 5, 2014 at 10:12 pm

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