Researching across intersections of visual language, critical publishing, and digital media environments. Continuously learning – currently as a PhD fellow at the London School of Film, Media and Design, UWL (UK). Actively contributing to stanza – project space & studio for critical publishing (DK). Creatively co-directing fanfare – artistic research collective for broken channels of interlinked communications (NL).

Nomadic B(oo)ks

What options do we have to present the book? Do you read, see, or hear it? Is it flat, or could you move through it?
NOMADIC B(OO)KS took shape as 3 days workshop and was conducted at IED Madrid with 2nd, 3rd and 4th-year graphic design students. The workshop specifically focused on current ways of experiencing and presenting printed matter. For the workshop, each participant was asked to bring a publication of their own choice, for which they were provided with identical tools and materials to custom-build and design a book display. In the process of gathering and presenting the results, the group temporarily turned into a large-scale hybrid design studio of printing, communication, and design-departments.

The printed manual functions as a guideline for future display installations of similar material, as an inspiration for 45 ways of documenting a set-up, and as a visual extension of the 45 different books set into play.


Workshop, display and artistic direction: Lotte van de Hoef, Miquel Hervas Gomez, Freja Kir
Department staff: Roberto Vidal, Carlos Canseco, Oscar Ranz, Marian Garrido

NOMADIC BOOKS publication:
Printed in: Risograph in fluor orange & teal green
Paper: Munken Lynx 90 grams
Typeface: Agipo by Radim Pesko

NOMADIC BOOKS Display tools:
FROST Drying rags, designed by Ikea of Sweden

Marshall McLuhan, The Medium is the Massage, 1967,
Papanek, V. & Hennessy, J. (1973). Nomadic Furniture, Pantheon Books, New York
Papanek, V. & Hennessy, J. (1974). Nomadic Furniture 2, Pantheon Books, New York
Papanek, V. & Hennessy, J. (1977). How Things Don’t Work, Pantheon Books, New York

Berger, J. (1972). Ways of Seeing, BBC
Wetzel, G. (2010). El Bulli, Cooking in Progress

IED Madrid, School of Visual Arts directs a focus on cultural, educational and editorial projects and intersects a cross-disciplinary and societal approach to design.