Presented by Melbourne Art Library as part of Melbourne Design Week & Melbourne Art Book Fair
Members of the public are invited to congregate, armed with design, art, or sociological texts and ephemera to share amongst a large reading circle.
First, we will listen to a short talk delivered by a local designer, curator, or researcher, in response to the question, “How can we promote peer-to-peer learning through design?”, followed by a reading from a critical text of their choice. Then, working around the circle, gathered participants will be invited to read aloud from their texts for up to two minutes.
Through the action of sharing and listening, we will consider what voices are most commonly heard in design and in spaces of information sharing. We will investigate how activation of space through voices can create ‘libraries’, and will encourage our circles to be the starting point of meaningful exchange amongst participants.
‘Reading Aloud’ seeks to encourage collaboration, peer-to-peer learning, and knowledge sharing. Forming space through bodies and voices, we invite the community to actively co-design a space for exchange and conversation, questioning existing systems of information exchange, and encouraging the imagining of alternative libraries and ways of teaching.
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Nicola Cortese, Founding Editor, Caliper Journal.
Lauren Crockett, Founding Editor, Caliper Journal.
Stephanie Pahnis, Founding Editor, Caliper Journal.
Simone Chait, Editor, Caliper Journal.
Connor Hanna, Editor, Caliper Journal.
Steve Mintern, Managing Director, Office. Landscape Architect, OCULUS. Sessional Tutor, RMIT University.
Simon Robinson, Managing Director, Office. Sessional Tutor, RMIT University.
Dr Toni Roberts, Program Manager of the Bachelor of Communication Design, RMIT University. Director, Hatchling Studio.
Dr Ben Byrne, Senior Lecturer in Digital Media, RMIT University. Founder, Avantwhatever.
Kate Rhodes, Project Curator, State Library of Victoria.
Nick Selenitsch, Artist, Sutton Gallery. Lecturer in Art, Victorian College of Arts.