YOU ARE INVITED TO THE OPENING LECTURES BY GRAPHIC DESIGN DEPARTMENT GERRIT RIETVELD ACADEMIE
LECTURE 1. MARIE DABBADIE:
DIY ZINE MAKING AND COMMUNITY EDITORIAL
- CARVING QUEER SPACES IN THE SKATE SCENE
LECTURE 2. MICHAEL OSWELL:
THEE QUEER GRAPHICSDIESNSGN OV FAILURE
COME TO BUTCHER’S TEARS 3 SEPTEMBER KARPERWEG 451 AMSTERDAM AT 17:30
Marie is a French transgender skateboarder, photographer, writer and multimedia artist based in Malmö, the queer capital of Sweden. They founded Xem Skaters, an international genderqueer skate zine in 2016 as a tool to educate skateboarders in diversity and open paths for individual identity building within skateboarding. They have been documenting the female and genderqueer skateboarding scenes extensively since 2010.
Michael Oswell is an independent graphic designer. His practice involves interventions into contemporary visual realities, incorporating autofictional and disruptive elements to image and text that mediate playfully against and around the purported communicability of design. He has a personal interest in utopian imaginaries that question the insidious transformations of labour-leisure imperatives in today’s experience of capitalism, and he is ready to business with you. His series, Ibiza Mykonos Jeremy Corbyn (Political Posters), was nominated for Beazley Designs of the Year 2017.