Tuesday, March 18, 2014

NEWSCENTRE @ FACING PAGES 2014


MAKE MAGAZINES NOT WAR 
We will be present with a pop-up store at FACING PAGES 2014, the biggest independent magazine biennale in Europe.
March 28 & 29 - please drop by for the symposium and exhibition we partly curate.



www.facingpages.org

In the sixties the slogan ‘Make love not War’ was used by hippies who tried to find new attitudes towards society. With doing so, they made a straigt message to autority; something needs to change. We think independent magazines are a contemtporary tool to do just that: find new attitudes for change. Two important attitudes surfaced the past few years within the magazine-scene: Activism and Escapism. Equally strong, they both take a refreshing approach towards the world we live in, compressed in print, spread out and shared with a broad variety of readers.


Activism vs Escapism

The first day of the symposium will focus on activism; speakers will talk about the power of punk, the clash with society, and finding a new vocabulairy to talk about sensitive subjects. The second day of the symposium revolves around escapism as an ode to fiction, a safe get away and a tool for personal growth. With both themes as a starting point, our speakers will show you  how independent magazines keep on developing new insights into our contemporary culture and how they express these themes in design, storytelling, publishing and fiction. At Facing Pages editors, designers, journalists, writers and other magazine lovers meet and inspire eachother.



Line up Friday 28 & Saturday 29 March:

Simon Esterson
art director & publisher at Eye Magazine
Miriam van Ommeren
moderator of Facing Pages, editor in chief at De optimist
Francesco Franchi
artdirector Il Sole 24 ORE
Peter Bil'ak
founder of Works That Work magazine
Patrick Waterhouse
creative director at COLORS Magazine
Cathy Olmedillas
founder & editor of Anorak
Ben Newman
Nobrow
Jeroen Boot
Soigneur
Besa Luci
editor-in-chief at Kosovo 2.0
Ibrahim Nehme
editor in chief at The Outpost
Matthew Holroyd
creative director of Baron Magazine
Jonathan Baron
editor of Baron Magazine
Koen Denolf
content strategist & publisher of Bruce Magazine
Frank Jurgen Wijlens
lecturer at AMFI
Walter Bettens
editor in chief Damn
Rachel Maria Taylor
editor & creative director of Another Escape
Paul Gangloff
Punk: Periodical Collection
Toine Donk
founder of Das Magazin
Martijn Brugman
MAEB
Dennis Gaens
Kutgitaar


 

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