Miquel Hervás Gómez

Book Binding workshop & freelance graphic designer 

1. What are you currently working on?

"From the Book Binding, we are working together with Ott Metusala on an online/onlive response to the “situation”. Next to having our emails and DM's, we have opened a voicemail hotline +31 (0) 684 58 47 87 to answer any kind of book binding questions. At the same time we are working on a series of broadcasts in collaboration with Radio Rietveld and co-curated with @clodapic@juliettelepineau@gersande.schellinx @frrrn and many more guests. Please, check soundcloud.com/radio-rietveld for the previous recordings. In addition and coming up, we are putting together book binding manuals to be able to build different tools for domestic binding. To have an accurate update follow our instagram @bbbbgrabb."

2. What has changed for you now that the Rietveld buildings are closed for classes and meetings?

"It changes everything. Starting from the motivation, to be able to focus. I feel like I’m working the same, but the work flow is completely, yet intermittently, disrupted. To make a certain routine, sports and nice cooking definitely helps. As well as to be aware that this is a moment of reflection in many aspect and it’s ok not to be fully productive. A standby moment to not just pretend life continues the same."

3. And what is staying the same? "I can only come up with online communication: Still sending emails, updating calendars and hanging on the telephone."

4. Do you have a tip for our students, staff or alumni to make these isolating times a little bit more joyful? "Check at radiorietveld.com the Streaming Tutorial made with PUB.sandberg.nl, Collaborative Tool Inventory, Digital Solidarity Network, Collection of Hair Dryer sounds, SOTA Almanac. Follow @bbbbgrabb@radiorietveld and PUB.sandberg.nl activities.
Stay hydrated, Stay Hommies."

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