We were invited to contribute a visual interview and present a short talk at the booklaunch symposium for third issue of A Line Which Forms a Volume, a critical reader of design-led research, edited and designed by participants of the MA Graphic Media Design course at the London College of Communication, with editorial advisor Billie Muraben, and coordination by Paul Bailey.
“The third issue of A Line Which Forms a Volume frames the act of publishing research through the metaphor of the roundabout, itself at one time a landmark of Elephant and Castle. As in publishing, the roundabout allows circulation and instigates cooperation and interdependence. Participants actively cooperate with each other, driving their research through parallel and intersecting lanes, developing in constant motion. Despite the established set of rules and conditioned access, its’ effectiveness depends mainly on the relation of the participants inside, using the space not only for circulation but also to be subverted for revolutionary and celebratory ends.
In the symposium, graduates Naomi Strinati, Qiming Ding and Yuxin Zhou will present abstracts from their research on collective memory, queer archives, the Internet of Things and the Cloud. Alongside the participants, the symposium will feature guest contributions from Andrew Brash, Evening Class, Legrand Jäger and Oliver Jennings.”
A online version of the publication will be available soon.