Big Ideas in Arts & Culture Lecture Series
Stadler will introduce us to Publication Studio (created with co-founder Patricia No), a print-on-demand publisher that serves as a space for publication in its fullest sense. He proposes that publishing doesn’t simply produce books, but also produces new publics through the shared experience of reading. Central to the studio’s philosophy is the creation of a digital commons, where anyone can read and annotate books for free; the dialogue formed by reading is carried into unique social events, such as dinners, symposia and puppet shows. This breathes life into the written word on paper, online and through discussion.
Stadler is a writer and editor from Portland, Oregon, and formerly the editor of Nest magazine and co-founder of Clear Cut Press. Stay tuned to the Bookshelf and Musagetes for more details about an upcoming collaboration with Matthew Stadler.
To find out more about Publication Studio, visit publicationstudio.biz.
There will be a shuttle departing at 6:00 PM from the Duke Street entrance at Kitchener City Hall the evening of the lecture. Tickets are $5 for CAFKA members, and $10 for non-members. Reserve your seat by registering here or contacting 519 744 5123.
About Big Ideas in Art and Culture
The Big ideas in Art and Culture Lecture Series is a joint production of CAFKA and Musagetes. CAFKA is about making art happen in the public spaces of this community, introducing contemporary art to new audiences and engaging the public in new ways of seeing their city. The Musagetes Foundation has been active around the world gathering artists and public intellectuals to consider variations on the theme of social transformations through creative and artistic interventions. These open forums, or cafés, explore and apply new ideas in creative practices, social change and community development. Musagetes Cafés have taken place in London, England, 2007, Barcelona, Spain, 2008, Rijeka, Croatia, 2010, Sudbury, Ontario, 2011 and in Lecce, Italy, 2012. CAFKA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the City of Kitchener, The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation – Musagetes Fund, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council in helping to make this lecture series possible.