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  • Eduardo Abaroa
    [MX] was born in Mexico City in 1968. He received a bachelor's degree from the National School of Fine Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1999 and a master's degree in Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, California) in 2001. Abaroa is a founding member of the artist run space Temistocles 44. He directed the 9th International Symposium on Artistic Theory (Simposio Internacional de Teoría Sobre Arte Contemporaneo, SITAC) in Mexico City.
  • Frank Adebiaye
    [FR] is an accountant, character draughtsman and joint founder of Velvetyne Type Foundry. He is currently involved in research to do with digital documents in a corporate context. He is also co-author of François Boltana & la naissance de la typographie numérique (2011).
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  • Alexandre Dimos
    [FR] is a graphic designer and publisher. He cofounded deValence in 2001 and B42 publishing house in 2008. He is the editor of Back Cover.
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  • Lotte Arndt
    [FR] is a theorist, critic and teacher at l’École supérieure d’art et design de Valence. She follows artists questionning the postcolonial present and blind spots of modernity. In 2013 she defended her Phd thesis entitled Les revues font la culture! Négociations postcoloniales dans les périodiques parisiens relatifs à l’Afrique (1946-2012) at l’École supérieur d’art of Clermont Métropole. She’s now based in Brussels where she works closely with the artist and theorist group Ruser l’image.
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  • Bernard Baissait
    [FR] is a graphic designer, artistic director, co-founder of the Minium agency in 1985, and founder of the Compagnie Bernard Bissait in 1990. He also teaches at the ESAG Penninghen (School of Graphic Arts), and has been vice president of the Signes association since 2013.
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  • Sammy Baloji
    [CG] is born in 1978 in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sammy Baloji lives and works in Lubumbashi and Brussels. Graduated in litterature and human sciences, he started to draw comics and then turned to photography and video. He explores cultural, architectural and industrial heritage of congolese region Katanga. His series of photomontages, revisited albums, confront his historical research with human and economic news and question the Belgian colonial history.
  • Sarah Banon
    [FR] is a PhD candidate at the University of Paris 8. Her research deals with the history of female sexual liberation as represented in the fashion and feminist press from the 1960s to 1980s. By and large, her work focuses on the role of fashion in gender acceptance and works towards a potential reconciliation between fashion and feminism.
  • Raphaël Bastide
    [FR] is a graphic designer, developer and artist. In 2014 he founded the OLA association (Alternative Free Tools) with Sarah Garcin and Bachir Soussi-Chiadmi.
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  • Véronique Belloir
    [FR] oversees the Palais Galliera’s collections department in Paris.
  • Emmanuel Berard
    [FR] has taught history of graphic design at the École supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Reims. In 2007, he curated the exhibition “Wim Crouwel, Typographic architectures? 1956-1976” at the Galerie Anatome in Paris. Very interested in the question of graphic design, he has been contributing to numerous magazines such as Beaux Arts Magazine, Le Journal des Arts, ou encore Les Cahiers du Mnam for the past years.
  • Frederik Berlaen
    [BE] is a type designer. After studying graphic design at Sint-Lucas in Ghent, where he developed a pure passion for pure black and white type, he went to study typographic design at the Royal Academy of Art / Kabk in The Hague. He works under the name of "TypeMyType" providing different services in the field of font design, programming and the development of applications. he currently teaches type design and code at the Luca Art School in Ghent.
  • Étienne Bernard
    [FR] is the director of the Fonds régional d’art contemporain de Bretagne in Rennes, he previously directed the Festival international de l’affiche et du graphisme de Chaumont and then Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain in Brest. He was also curator of the 6th edition of the Ateliers de Rennes-Biennale d’art contemporain, in 2018.
  • Peter Bil'ak
    [NL] works in the field of editorial, graphic, and type design and teaches part time at the Royal Academy in The Hague. He started Typotheque in 1999, Dot Dot Dot in 2000 with Stuart Bailey, and Indian Type Foundry in 2009. He is a member of AGI.
  • Benoît Böhnke
    [FR] is is a graphic designer and developer. After working with Pierre Bernard in the Atelier de création graphique from 2012 to 2014, he co-founded the Villa Böhnke studio with Charles Villa in 2015. He teaches graphic design at the University of Paris 8.
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  • Julien Bondaz
    [FR] is a researcher at the creation laboratory, Arts and Heritage (Labex CAP). He is currently affiliated with Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and the Interdisciplinary institute of contemporary anthropology (EHESS-CNRS). He studied history of art, literature and social and cultural anthropology. Since 2004, he has conducted fieldwork in West Africa about art, image and heritage.
  • Thomas Bouville
    [FR] is a character draughtsman and graphic designer. After postgraduate studies specializing in character design at the ESAD Amiens (SWchool of Art and Design), he joined the Re-typographe research programme at the National Workshop of Typographic Research in Nancy.
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  • Laurent Bruel
    [FR] is an editor. With Nicolas Frühauf, he runs Éditions Matière, publishing rare books in the domains of comics, visual arts and theory.
  • Manon Bruet
    [FR] ] is a graphic designer. She graduated in 2015 from the Lyon National School of Fine Arts and is now involved in research to do with the history and challenges of creative graphic software systems.
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  • Alain Bublex
    [FR] was born in Lyon in 1961. He studied at l’École des Beaux-Arts de Mâcon and at l’École de Design Industriel in Paris. He first worked as an industrial designer for Renault company. Then he focused on his personal practice which gave rise to several exhibition (Centre Pompidou, MAC/VAL, Mamco of Geneva) and to a few books, including an important monography published in 2010 by Flammarion publishing house. He is represented by Georges-Philippe and Nathalie Vallois Gallery.
  • Stéphane Buellet
    [FR] is a graphic designer and interaction designer. He co-founded the Chevalvert studio in 2007 and creates projects bringing together narration, installation and creative approaches to code.
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  • Baptiste Buob
    [FR] studied both anthropology and cinema. He usually conducts his research camera in hand and uses film as a means of publication in conjunction with writing. Through his work, he promotes the full integration of the camera into ethnographic investigation.
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  • Pierre-Yves Cachard
    [FR] is a librarian. He was head of the library at the University of Le Havre Normandy from 2007 to 2018. A founding member of the collective Une Saison graphique and initiator of the annual event of the same name devoted to graphic design and its many and diverse aspects, he co-organized the event until 2018. He regularly publishes on current events in contemporary graphic design
  • Marie-Charlotte Calafat
    [FR] is a graduate of the Institut National du Patrimoine (inp) and a heritage officer in charge of Mucem’s Centre for Conservation and Resources, based in Marseille. She is also responsible for the museum’s history section.
  • Anne-Céline Callens
    [FR] is a lecturer in art history at the Jean Monnet University in Saint-Étienne. Her research concerns interwar advertising, commissioned photography, and photographic archives.
  • Marie Cantos
    [FR] is an author and a curator. She also creates printed objects and performs conferences. She regularly teaches in art schools through conferences, workshops, or classes and curates students exhibitions.
  • Astrid Castres
    [FR] has been a lecturer at the École pratique des hautes études (ephe) since 2019. Her work focuses on the history of clothing, textiles, and their production frameworks in France between the late Middle Ages and modern era.
  • Michèle Champagne
    [NL] is a graphic designer and writer. After completing a Masters of Design at Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam, she worked with Droog, Metahaven, Penguin Random House, Strelka Institute, and launched A-B-Z.co. She has been a visiting professor and lecturer at OCAD University and the École de Design at UQAM, among others.
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  • Cléo Charuet
    [FR] is a French Parisian art director and graphic designer. From things printed, things animated to things online she loves her job.
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  • François Chastanet
    [FR] was born in 1975 in Bordeaux, France. After graduate of the École d'architecture et du paysage de Bordeaux, he pursued research in 2000 on signage systems at the Atelier national de recherche typographique in Nancy, and completed post-diploma studies in architectural and urban history at the École d'architecture de Paris-Belleville in 2001. Since 2002 he teaches graphic design at the institut national des beaux-arts de Toulouse, Department of Communication and works in architecture, graphic design, lettering and type design. His articles have been published by Eye or Baseline. He published a book entitled Pixação: São Paulo Signature, a photographic survey in São Paulo, Brazil, documenting the relation between urban signature, body, and architecture.
  • Fleur Chevalier
    [FR] has a PdH in Esthetics, Sciences and Technologies of the Arts. Her thesis was on the history of French television’s videographic and cathodic practices: Formater pour mieux régner: vidéastes et performers à l’épreuve de la télédistribution en France, 1975-1998 (“Format to Conquer: Video Artists and Performers Faced with the Challenges of Televisual Distribution in France, 1975-1998”).
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  • Pauline Chevalier
    [FR] is a lecturer and scientific advisor at the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (Inha). Since 2018, she has led a research program dedicated to graphic practices in the field of dance. It focuses on drawings, notations, and manuals from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century and how these correspond with the history of books, the reduction of art, and drawing instruction.
  • Yves Citton
    Professor of Literature and Media at the University of Paris 8 Vincennes- Saint-Denis. He has previously taught at the University of Grenoble Alpes, SciencesPo Paris, New York University, University of Pittsburgh, and University of Geneva, from where he received his PhD in 1992. He is co-editor of the journal Multitudes. He is the author of Contrecourants politiques (Fayard, 2018), Médiarchie (Seuil, 2017), Pour une écologie de l’attention (La Découverte, 2014), et Zazirocratie (Amsterdam, 2011).
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  • Emanuele Coccia
    [IT] is an Italian philosopher and lecturer at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris since 2011. His research focuses on the history of philosophy, aesthetics, fashion and visual arts. He published, among others, Le Bien dans les choses (Payot, 2013), La Vie des plantes (Payot, 2016) et Métamorphoses (Rivages, 2020).
  • Romy Cockx
    [BE] is a curator at MoMu in Antwerp. She studied history at the University of Antwerp and has worked as a project manager for the Archive Centre for Women’s History in Brussels and as a curator of collections for the Hasselt Fashion Museum. From 2014 to 2019, she was curator of the diva diamond museum in Antwerp.
  • Tony Côme
    [FR] is an art historian and the author of several essays examining at the relationship between architects, industrial designers and graphic designers. Since 2015, he has collaborated many times with B42.
  • Léo Coquet
    [FR] is an artist and PhD student in Arts and Art Sciences at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Since 2014 he has been working collectively with Caroline Sebilleau and Benoît Brient under the name of ExposerPublier, and he also works regularly with the Signes association.
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  • Clôde Coulpier
    [FR] is a french artist, born in 1981 in Clamecy. He obtained in 2002 a DNAP then in 2004 a DNSEP from l’Ecole supérieure d’Arts of Grenoble. He takes part of many exhibitions in France, Scandinavia and western Europe.
  • Jean-Marie Courant
    [FR] is graphic designer and teacher. He is mainly working in publishing, and collaborate with many artists and institutions dedicated to contemporary art. He is teaching at the École nationale des beaux-arts of Lyon.
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  • Paul Cox
    [FR] is painter, author, illustrator and graphic designer. Through his transversal and multidisciplinary work, he shows interest for constructivists and other avant-gardes. He is passionated about all kind of print technics. He is a member of the AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale).
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  • Wim Crouwel
    [NL] is a graphic and a type designer. He founded Total Design in 1963 (with Friso Kramer, Paul and Dick Schwarz) and created many graphic identities that have been important in the Netherlands. As type designer he created the famous modular fonts New Alphabet and Gridnik. He has been director of Boijmans van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam, from 1985 to 1993. Since, as independant designer he mainly designs exhibitions. The Design Museum in London presented a solo show of his work in 2011.
  • Abraham Cruzvillegas
    [MX] is a Mexican artist. For the past ten years, he has been developing a work that explores self-construction. Inspired by the socio-political contexts of Latin America, Cruzvillegas draws the attention of the public and critics by its dynamic sculptures of found objects. Interested in improvised building materials and techniques, he anchored his sculptural practice in the urban landscape of his childhood in Ajusco, a district in southern Mexico.
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  • Catherine de Smet
    [FR] is art historian and professor at Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis university. She contributed to the development of research programs in graphic design at l’École européenne supérieure d’art de Bretagne (Rennes) and at l’École supérieure d’art et design of Amiens. She published many essays about graphic creation of the 20th and 21th centuries, co-edited collective books and curated several exhibitions.
  • Alexia de Visscher
    [BE] is developing an artistic practice dedicated to books and editorial graphics. She collaborates with publishers, authors and artists on book architectures and the new processes and uses that shape and shape books. She participated in the transdisciplinary project Mondothèque and developed research on textual genetics and the editorial organization of Paul Otlet’s Traité de Documentation. For the past fifteen years, she has been teaching graphic design and book architecture in Brussels, examining the editing, reproduction and contemporary forms of distribution of the book.
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  • Chloé Delaume
    [FR]is an author. She has written many short texts, and nearly thirty books (novels, poetic fragments, theatre, self-fictions, etc.), including Le Cri du sablier (Farrago/ Léo Scheer, 2001), Corpus Simsi. Incarnation virtuellement temporaire (Leo Scheer, 2003), La nuit je suis Buffy Summers (è®e, 2007), Alienare (Seuil, 2005). Her latest book, Mes bien chères soeurs, appeared at the Seuil in 2019. She regularly collaborates with artists, videographers, designers and musicians in the form of performances, sound pieces, interventions, and objects.
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  • deValence
    [FR] is graphic design studio created by Alexandre Dimos and Gaël Étienne in 2001, Paris. Their activity is mainly book design and creation of visual identities. They have drawn the Dada Grotesk, a typeface available on Optimo.
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  • Pierre di Sciullo
    [FR] is a graphic designer and typographer fascinated by the link between speech and writing and the astonishing diversity of reading situations. His output appears in the environment inviting us to play with words. He develops this almost physical relationship with text in books, in posters and in architecture.
  • Valéry Didelon
    [FR] is an architecture critic and historian. Since the early 2000's he writes on a regular basis for numerous french and foreign periodicals. In 2007, he cofounded criticat, a journal for architecture critique that he today edits. Besides, he teaches project and history at the École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Paris-Malaquais and the École nationale des ponts et chaussées. As a historian he gave many conferences about postmodernism in these last years and took part in a number of symposiums and scientific publications with regard to this subject.
  • Kévin Donnot
    [FR] is a graphic designer and developer, a cofounder of Back Office, and the founder of the E+K Studio with Élise Gay. The duo work on editorial, print and digital projects, with emphasis upon the transition from one medium to another. Donnot’s computer programming practice enables him to address projects as a whole, integrating algorithmic processes into the graphic design process as needed. He is also a professor of graphic design at HEAR–Strasbourg.
  • Johanna Drucker
    [US] is a critic, artist, and visual studies teacher-researcher. She writes scientific books and articles questioning the forms of language: fonts, typography, graphic poetry, digital aesthetics, etc. She is currently a full professor in the Department of Information Studies at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA (Los Angeles, California). She is the author of Graphesis: Visual Forms of Knowledge Production (Harvard University Press, 2014), What Is? (Cuneiform, 2013), Graphic Design History (Pearson, 2012).
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  • David Dubois
    [FR] is a freelance designer and scenographer. After graduating from École nationale supérieure de création industrielle – Les Ateliers in 2003, he has been living and working in Paris. His preferred area of work is in the fields of design, fashion and dance. He alternates between research projects, commissions, collaborations and personal projects.
  • Nicolas Dubosc
    [FR] is a music composer.
  • Pascal Dubourg-Glatiny
    [FR] is an art historian and CNRS researcher at the Centre Alexandre Koyré, which is dedicated to the history of sciences and technology. His work deals with the relations between art, science and technology in the modern era. He published Il disegno naturale del mondo (Pérouse, 2011) about the mathematician Egnatio Danit as well as a translation of his book Les deux règles de la perspective pratique de Vignole (Paris, 2003). He also directed various collective publications.
  • Elie During
    [FR] was born in Téhéran in 1972. Former student of the École normale supérieure of Paris, he also studied philosophy in Sorbonne and in Princeton University before presenting his Ph.D. thesis in philosophy at Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre. He taught in ENSBA in Lyon and in ESAA in Annecy and became then lecturer in philosophy at Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre. He also teaches in Beaux-Arts in Paris, and since 2013, he is a junior member of the Institut universitaire de France.
  • Aymeric Dutheil
    [FR] is a graphic artist, working mainly in the fields of the press and new digital media. He works regularly with the Signes association.
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  • Caroline Evans
    [GB] studied art history at the University of Sussex and taught at several London art schools before joining the University of the Arts London. She played a key role in the development of the discipline of fashion history and theory.
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  • Sophie Fétro
    [FR] is a designer and design theoretician, a qualified teacher of applied arts, and a lecturer in Aesthetics and Art Sciences at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is specialized in the fields of design and architecture, and is developing a critical theoretical body of work focusing in particular on design and manufacture assisted by digital tools.
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  • Vilém Flusser
    [CZ] (1920-1991) is a philosopher, writer and journalist. He fled the Nazi regime in 1940, settling in Brazil, where he lived until the early 1970s before moving to southern France. His writings, written in Portuguese, English, German and French, focus on electronic media issues. The Flusser Archive is currently available for consultation at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). A previously unpublished book in French by Vilém Flusser, Post-history (1982), was published in 2019 by T&P Work UNit in Paris.
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  • Laura Forde
    [US] is an art director, graphic designer and design writer. She studied Art History at Smith College, in Northampton, Massachusetts, and received her MFA in Design Criticism from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2010.
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  • Aurélien Froment
    [FR] is an artist and lives in Paris. Previous exhibitions: "Aknowledgement" (Motive Gallery, Amsterdam), "Calling The Elephant" (Project Arts Centre, Dublin), "Of Any Actual Person, Livin or Dead" (Store, Londres). Recent publication: Théâtre de poche vol. 1. Recent conferences: The Life and Work of Arthur Lloyd (Piet Zwarte Institute, Rotterdam), Fingermarks and Flat Screen Experiment (Experiment Marathon, Reykjavik Art Museum).
  • Julien Fronsacq
    [FR] is a curator and an art critic.
  • Roland Früh
    [SW] studied art history in Zurich and wrote his dissertation on ideals in book design. From 2008 to 2010 he was assisting Robin Kinross at Hyphen Press in London. Since 2009 he is visiting lecturer at ECAL and collaborates with designers and writers on editorial projects and exhibitions.
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  • Olivier Gadet
    [FR] is a French publisher. He runs Cent Pages, a publishing house based in Grenoble. He publishes books by Roberto Arlt, Arthur Bernard, Egon Erwin Kisch, Frans Masereel, Gilbert Sorrentino and Jacques Rigaut. His collection, “Cent Pages”, has been awarded at The Most Beautiful Books of the World in 2007.
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  • Christophe Gallois
    [FR] graduated from the MA Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art and the Master of Arts History and Criticism at the University of Rennes 2. He has been in charge of temporary exhibitions at Mudam Luxembourg since 2007. His curatorial practice revolves around time, language, image, sound and relationships between the book space and the exhibition space. He regularly writes and conducts interviews for magazines, catalogs or monographic works.
  • Sarah Garcin
    [FR] is an interactive designer who works at the g.u.i. Studio. She is also a key member of the OLA Association (dedicated to providing alternative free tools in the field of graphic design) along with Raphaël Bastide and Bachir Soussi-Chiadmi. She is developing a research project within the Sociable Media Program, and teaches at the Université de Paris-Est (Marne-la-Vallée).
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  • Élise Gay
    [FR] is a graphic designer and cofounder of Back Office, and the founder of the E+K Studio along with Kévin Donnot. They work on editorial, print and digital projects for cultural and institutional clients. Their dynamic approach gives them a wide-ranging perspective on both printed and digital media, with a particular penchant for typography.
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  • Jochen Gerner
    [FR] is an artist graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d'Art in Nancy, since 1993. He makes himself known through his drawings for publishing and for the press (Libération, Le Monde, The New York Times, Le 1). The Anne Barrault galery noticed his publication TNT in USA (l’Ampoule, 2002)—an experimental work. It still represents him and his artworks. He is the author of numerous books, such as Repères (Casterman, 2017), Le Minimalisme (avec Christian Rosset, Le Lombard, 2016), RG (avec Emmanuel Rabu, L'Association, 2016), Branchages (L'Association, 2009), Contre la Bande Dessinée (L'Association, 2008). His drawings are regularly presented in exhibition organized in galeries, art centers and museums. He is laureate of the Drawing Now Price in 2016.
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  • Roberto Gimeno
    [FR] has been participating in activities at the EHESS’ Laboratoire de Graphique, directed by Jacques Bertin, since 1974. From 1994 to 2003, he was a Senior Lecturer at Sciences Po, where he created the carto-graphy workshop. He was the source of many computer graphics tools (matrix processing and cartography) designed for elementary and middle schools.
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  • Laëtitia Giorgino
    [FR] eis an artist and researcher. In 2015, she presented her PhD dissertation entitled Focus on attention's modalities through the digital: destinies and characters of the artistic apparatus for writing, under the direction of Nicolas Thély at the Université Rennes 2.
  • Pierre Jorge Gonzalez
    [FR] is a scenographer and designer of art spaces who lives and works in Berlin. A graduate in scenography from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, he also took several courses at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris. In 1999, along with Judith Haase he co-founded Gonzalez Haase AAS, a Berlin-based architecture, scenography and lighting studio.
  • Séverine Gorlier
    [FR] is an artist born in 1981 in Frangy, France. She lives and work in Grenoble, France. She obtained in 2005 a DNAP then in 2007 a DNSEP from the École Supérieure d’Arts in Grenoble. She takes part of many exhibitions in France, Scandinavia and Western Europe.
  • Jean-Yves Grandidier
    [FR] is a French silkscreener and printer. Self-taught, he founded the Lézard Graphique silkscreen printing workshop in Brumath, Alsace, in 1979. His clients include many artists and graphic designers, from France and abroad.
  • Étienne Greib
    [FR] eis an art critic, an activist and a musician (Stadium, Temple Temple). Since 1997, he writes for the magazine Magic RPM. He also collaborated to various french culture magazines, such as Inrockuptibles, Chronicart and Schnock.
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  • Élise Grognet
    [FR] gets back to artistic practices after she studied Art History. She coordinates Véranda, an unusual plan for artists residences on the Grenoble university campus.
  • Joost Grootens
    [NL] eis a graphic designer, researcher and educator. His studio SJG designs books, maps, typefaces, spatial installations and digital information environments. Grootens leads the Master’s Program in Information Design at Design Academy Eindhoven. Since 2015 he has been a PhD candidate at ACPA Leiden (Netherlands).
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  • Victor Guégan
    [FR] ] teaches graphic design history at the École Supérieure d'Art et de Design in Amiens. He wrote a PhD thesis in art history on German graphic and typographical Modernism.
  • Françoise Guichon
    [FR] is a curator.
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  • Peter Hall
    [FR] is Senior Lecturer in Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts, London. His recent essays appear in the books Design in the Borderlands (2014) and The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture and Design (2018). He co-edited the book Else/Where: Mapping – New Cartographies of Networks and Territories (2006) with Janet Abrams.
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  • Émilie Hammen
    [FR] teaches history and theory of fashion at the Institut français de la mode and Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. Her research focuses on fashion as part of a history of ideas, examining the development and writing of its history from the 19th century onwards, as well as its relationship with art, particularly the avant-garde.
  • Jennifer Hasae
    [JP] is studying graphic design at Kuwasawa Design School of Tōkyō, after ethnology studies, and inquiries in architecture. She also collaborates to editorial and graphic design projects.
  • Lucile Haute
    [FR] is an artist and researcher in art and design. She is a lecturer at University of Nîmes and an associate researcher at École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs (EnsAD Paris). Her work focuses on hybrid forms of storytelling (text, performance, installation and video), artist’s books and printed and digital art editions, and the design of hybrid editions. In association with the Refl ective Interaction group, she set up a collection of hybrid books that she coordinates with the publisher Art Book Magazine (Paris).
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  • Jost Hochuli
    [SZ] is a Swiss typographer and a graphic designer. He is internationally well-known for the quality and the inventivity of his work in book design. He teaches a lot, especially in Zurich's and Saint-Gall's—his native town—schools. He is also the author of L’Art du livre en Suisse (Pro Helvetia, 1993), Designing Books (with Robin Kinross, Hyphen Press, 1996) and a monography Jost Hochuli: Printed Matter, Mainly Books (Verlag Niggli, 2002). Those books introduce one to the wealth and diversity of his work as a typographer and a designer.
  • Richard Hollis
    [GB] is an independant graphic designer and author. He published many books and magazines as a printer, an artistic director and a productor. He studied art and typography in London, where he then taught lithography and design at the London College of Printing and the Chelsea School of Art. At the start of ‘60s, in Paris, he worked as a designer. For six years, he was a lecturer at the Central School of Art and Design in London. He published Graphic Design: a Concise History and Swiss Graphic Design: The Origins and Growth of an International Style 1920-1965.
  • Loïc Horellou
    [FR] is an interactive designer. He teaches digital practice in the Graphic Communications Department at the Haute École des Arts du Rhin (HEAR), in Strasbourg. He works on Web and multimedia projects, in both screen and print graphics.
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  • Hans-Jürg Hunziker
    [CH]completed his apprenticeship as a typesetter and typographer in Zurich, and then studied at the School of Decorative Arts in Basel. He worked as a type designer from 1967 to 1971 at Mergenthaler Linotype in Brooklyn, New York, where, with Matthew Carter, he was in charge of the development of typefaces for photocomposition. Working with Adrian Frutiger in Paris from 1971 onward, he was involved in such projects as the Univers Cyrillique, the Métro, and the Frutiger. A freelancer since 1976, his activities were divided between graphic and type design. In the 1990s and 2000s he taught a preparatory course at the Zurich University of the Arts / Zhdk and at the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique / Anrt, then in the 2010s jointly running the type design part-time Master’s course at the Haute École d’Art in Zurich.
  • Thomas Huot-Marchand
    [FR] has divided his time between teaching, creating typefaces, and graphic design since completing his studies at the Schools of Fine Arts in Besançon and Madrid, then at the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (2001 – 2002). After teaching at the Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts in Besançon and at the École d’Art et de Design in Amiens (2002 – 2011), in 2012 he was appointed to direct the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique /Anrt, in Nancy. He was awarded the Fonds d’incitation à la création (Fiacre) in 2003, and was also a resident at the Académie de France in Rome / Villa Médicis in 2006 – 2007. The Minuscule, a typeface he designed for very small sizes, received many international prizes (Type Directors Club of New York, Favorite Typefaces of 2007), and was singled out as one of the ‘Ten Typefaces of The Decade’ (Imprint). Thomas Huot-Marchand is a member of the AGI.
  • Pierre-Damien Huyghe
    [FR] is a philosopher and professor at the University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), where he heads the Department of Design Studies. His works focus on technical issues related to the arts and the relationship between art and industry. He has recently authored the following works: Du travail, essai (2017), Art et industrie (philosophie du Bauhaus) (2015) et À quoi tient le design (2015).
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  • Armand Jalut
    [FR] is an artist born in 1976. He lives and work in Paris. His work was presented at the Creux de l'enfer in Thiers, at the Musée d'Art Moderne of the Ville de Paris and at the Palais de Tokyo in 2010. In 2012, he stayed in Los Angeles at the Laxart residence.
  • Nathan Jones
    [GB] is a poet, artist and curator. He has directed several exhibitions combining language and digital art, notably as part of the Liverpool Biennale. With Sam Skinner, he cofounded Torque (2014), a publishing platform specializing in thematics of psyche, language and technology. He heads the Mercy art organization, based in Liverpool. He received a PhD in English and Media theory in 2019 from Royal Holloway University of London.
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  • Béatrice Josse
    [FR] is a curator, born in Paris in 1956. After she directed the FRAC Lorraine for 20 years, she became the head of the Magasin in Grenoble in 2016.
  • Jean-Yves Jouannais
    [FR] is a writer and an art critic. He curated exhibitions as L'Idiotie, Expérience Pommery #2, Domaine Pommery, Reims, 2005 ; La Force de l'art, Grand Palais, Paris, 2009 (with Jean-Louis Froment and Didier Ottinger). He wrote essays as L'Idiotie : art, vie, politique – méthode, éd. Beaux-Arts Magazine, 2004 ; Artistes sans œuvres. I would prefer not to, éd. Hazan, 1997.
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  • Kodama Kanazawa
    [JP] e] is an editor and the former editor-in-chief of idea magazine. She has been editing books on graphic design, typography, and visual culture since 1999 and has contributed to various publications and periodicals on those topics. She is also an international critic, educator, and lecturer on graphic design. She co-curated “The Study Room” of the 27th Brno Biennial (2016) and “Fragments of Graphism” at Creation Gallery G8 (2018).
  • Christoph Keller
    [DE] was born in 1969. He has been the founder and former director of the art publishing house “Revolver—Archiv für aktuelle Kunst.” He has been a professor at Hamburg art academy and a regular lecturer at many international art schools. He has curated exhibitions and organized a globally travelling archive on independent art publishing called Kiosk. Keller retreated from Revolver in 2005 and moved with his family to an old farm in southern Germany, where he now raises rare-breed livestock, distills eau-de-vie, and works as a freelance, designer and editor with a new series of artists' books published by JRP/Ringier, entitled “Christoph Keller Editions”.
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  • Robin Kinross
    [GB] eis a typographer and a publisher in London. During the ‘70s he studied typography at the University of Reading. In 1980, he created the Hyphen Press publishing house, so he can republish What is a Designer by Norman Potter. In the ‘90s he publishes many books by typographers, such as Jost Hochuli, Karel Martens and Fred Smeijers, and other ones that he wrote himself. Since then, Hyphen Press opened its catalog to design and visual cultures.
  • Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc
    [FR] was born in 1977 in French Guiana. Through video, photography, drawing, installations or exhibition projects he explores the colonial history and its impact on cultural identity and the global context, and he investigates on the causes of collective amnesia. Abonnenc’s work has already been exposed about fifteen times in solo shows and has been part of many group shows. He’s now represented by Marcelle Alix gallery in Paris.
  • Toshiaki Koga
    [JP] is a writer and an aditor specialzing in graphic design and typography. He was an editor of Idea magazine from 2004 to 2009. He is currently writing a doctoral dissertation on English typographer, Joseph Moxon.
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  • Anne Laforet
    [FR] is researcher and art critic. She is Doctor of data and communication sciences at the University of Avignon. She wrote Le Net Art au musée [The Digital Art in Museum]. Her book Stratégies de conservation des œuvres en ligne [Strategies of Conservation of Artworks Online] was published in 2011 by Questions Théoriques. She now teaches at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg. She also continues to carry artistic projects, alone or with collaborators.
  • Marianne Lanavère
    [FR] is a curator. After studying Art History at the Université Paris-IV Sorbonne and museology at the École du Louvre, she has been assistant for exhibitions at Centre Pompidou and Jeu de Paume museums in Paris (1997— 2000). From 2005 to 2011 she was director of La Galerie, Centre d'Art Contemporain in Noisy-le-Sec, France. Since 2012 she directs the Centre International d'Art et du Paysage on Vassivière island, France.
  • Britta Lange
    [DE] works at the Institute of Cultural Sciences at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin. She obtained her HDR in 2012 and has published several books about the cultural and political history of the first sound archives. She studied cultural and media sciences, and obtained a PhD in cultural sciences from the Humboldt-Universität Berlin in 2005. Then she became a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin and at the Institut of Social Anthropology in Vienna.
  • David-Olivier Lartigaud
    [FR] teaches theory and practices of new media at the École supérieure d'art et design in Saint-Étienne (ESADSE). He is also coordinator and co-head of the Open Research Laboratory in Art, Design and New Media [RANDOM (lab)]. He directed the ART ++ book in 2011 (HYX editions, Orléans).
  • Jean Lassègue
    [FR] is a philosopher and epistemologist, responsible for research at the CNRS (Marcel Mauss Institute – EHESS, Paris). His work revolves around the history of science, epistemology and philosophy of culture as seen through symbolic forms and activities.
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  • Karine Lebrun 
    [FR] was born in 1974 in Paris where she still lives. She studied sociology, photography, art and multimedia at university. She’s been teaching numeric arts at l’École européenne supérieure d’art de Bretagne in Quimper since 2006. Her research explores social codes, ways of relating to others, communication systems and the types of language that build us and build our eyes on a daily basis.
  • Pierre Leguillon
    [FR] is born in 1969. His artworks—performances and projections have been presented in numerous monographic exhibition, for example at Raven Row (London, UK, 2011), at the Mamco (Geneva, Switzerland, 2010), at the Moderna Museet (Malmö, Sweden, 2010), at the Musée du Louvre (Paris, France, 2009), and at the Artists Space (New York, USA, 2009). Recently he participated to the Carnegie International at Pittsburgh in 2013 presenting two installations: "A Vivarium for George E. Ohr" and "Dubuffet typographe". The last one was shown with a book published by (SIC). He is laureate of the Villa Médicis in 2003. He teaches at HEAD, the Haute École d'Art et de Design, in Geneva.
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  • Anne Lemonnier
    [FR] ] was born in Paris in 1976. After studying Literature and Art History, she became a publisher and worked for seven years at Éditions du Centre Pompidou. Over Spring 2007, she was appointed to be preservation attaché at the Mnam graphic design department (National Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou). Her favourite research subjects often combine literature and fine arts. She carried out research into the work of Victor Hugo, Zoran Music, Jean Paulhan, Giuseppe Ungaretti and is currently interested in Wols, Bernard Réquichot and Henri Michaux.
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  • Anthony Lenoir
    [FR] is a PhD student in Contemporary Art History at Grenoble university, France. He also studies et the École Supérieure d'Art in Annecy, France. He carries researches on the history of art schools in France between 1972 and 2010. He coordinates the artists residence Véranda, in Grenoble, France.
  • Marjolaine Lévy
    [FR] ] holds a doctorate in art history from the University of Paris-Sorbonne and is a professor of art history and graphic design at the École Européenne Supérieure d’Art de Bretagne (Rennes). She is the author of numerous studies on contemporary artists. In 2019, she curated the exhibitions "Des mots et des choses" at Frac Bretagne and "26 × Bauhaus" at the Institut Français in Berlin.
  • Olia Lialina
    [RU] is a net artist, one of the pioneers of Net Art. A co-founder of the Geocities Research Institute and Keeper of One Terabyte of the Kilobyte Age Archive, Lialina writes on digital folklore and human-computer interactions. She is also a professor of New Media and Interface Design at Merz Akademie in Stuttgart.
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  • Zach Lieberman
    [US]is an artist, researcher and developer. He explores the relationship between art and code and co-founded openFrameworks, an open source software library for artists and designers. He is an associate professor at the MIT Media Lab and co-founded the School for Poetic Computation, a school that experiments with the lyrical possibilities of code.
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  • Laure Limongi
    [FR] is a writer. She has published ten books, including Anomalie des Zones Profondes du Cerveau (Anomaly of the deeper zones of the brain, Grasset, 2015) and has created literary performances. She teaches literary creation and directs the Masters of Literary Creation’s Creation Department at the ESADHaR in Le Havre. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Aix (CIELAM Laboratory).
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  • Candice Lin
    [US] is an artist living in Los Angeles. She holds a MFA in New Genders from the San Francisco Art Institute and a double BA in Visual Arts and Art Semiotics from the Brown University. Her works questions gender, race and sexuality, based on the scientific, anthropological and queer theories. She presented her artworks in many personal and collective exhibitions in USA and Europe. She is represented by the Ghebaly Gallery in Los Angeles and Quadrado Azul in Porto, Portugal.
  • Alejandro Lo Celso
    [AR] is an information and type designer born in Córdoba, Argentina. He has worked as an art director in different graphic media and has collaborated with a diverse range of publications. He holds a typeface design MA from the University of Reading and a post-graduate degree from the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique / Anrt, Nancy. In 2001, he founded the first digital foundry in Argentina, PampaType, whose work has been widely recognized for its quality and originality. After eight years in Mexico, Alejandro relocated to Argentina in 2010 and PampaType is now being relaunched as a collective project.
  • Hanne Loreck
    [DE] is studying Visual Communication, Art Theory, Philosophy and German Literature. Since 2004, she has been teaching art and culture theory, and gender studies at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany, of which she is also vice-president. She writes about contemporary artistic positions, art history and twentieth century medias, fashion and culture theories, focusing on visual, image and surfaces.
  • Catalina Lozano
    [CO] was born in Bogota in 1979. She is a curator of independent exhibition et is and an author. Her research focus on history of minority, which question a sort of hegemonic knowledge due to non postmodern criticism about modernity. She is the cofounder of the curatorial platform de_sitio in Mexico City and, since 2012, has been collaborating with the artist Jorge Satorre in the Museo Comunitario del Valle de Xico, Mexico.
  • LUST
    [NL] is a multidisciplinary graphic design practice established in 1996 by Jeroen Barendse, Thomas Castro and Dimitri Nieuwenhuizen, based in The Hague, Netherlands. LUST works in a broad spectrum of media, including traditional print work and book design, abstract cartography and data visualisations, new media and interactive installations, and architectural graphics. Moreover, LUST is deeply interested in exploring new pathways for design at the cutting edge where new media and information technologies, architecture and urban systems, and graphic design overlap. This fascination led to establishing LUSTlab researches, generates hypotheses and makes unstable media stable again. The future of digital media lies in the design of its use. Humanizing the inhuman, bringing the Internet down to earth and finding the missing link between the digital and the physical.
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  • Christine Macel
    [FR] is a French curator who is currently Chief Curator at the Centre Pompidou and Head of the Department of Contemporary Arts. She was artistic director of the International Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017.
  • Lev Manovich
    [RU] is an author and media theorist, who is also a professor at the City University of New York (CUNY). His work focuses on digital humanities, social computing, new media theory and software studies. His publications include The Language of New Media (MIT Press, 2001), Software Takes Command (Bloomsbury, 2013) and Cultural Analytics (MIT Press, 2020).
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  • Christophe Marquet
    [FR] teaches at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (Paris, France) and is the director of the Maison Franco-japonaise (Tōkyō). He is specialized in Japanese art related to publishing activities (17th–19th c.). He is the co-editor of Du pinceau à la typographie. Regards japonais sur l'écriture et le livre. (EFEO, 2006).
  • Anthony Masure
    [FR] is a cofounder of Back Office, and an associate professor and Dean of Research at the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD–Genève, HES-SO). His work focuses on the social, political and esthetic implications of digital technologies in the realm of design. He is the author of the essays Design et Humanités Numériques (B42, 2017) and Artificial Design: Creation versus Machine Learning (HEAD–Publishing, 2023).
  • Nolwenn Maudet
    [FR] is an interaction designer, design researcher and associate professor at the University of Strasbourg. She specializes in creative tools used by designers and defended her thesis Designing Design Tools at the Human- Computer Interaction Department at the University of Paris–Saclay under the supervision of Wendy Mackay and Michel Beaudouin-Lafon (2017). Maudet is also a member of the Contemporary Approaches to Artistic Creation and Reflection and Visual Cultures research teams.
  • Pauline M’barek
    [BE] works and lives in Brussels, Belgium, and in Cologne, Germany. She studied fine arts in Hamburg, Marseille and Cologne. He works has been presented in many personal exhibitions such as "Forms of Tangency/ Formen der Berührung" at the Frankfurter Kunstverein (2014) ; "The Tangible Border" at the Quadriennale de Düsseldorf, "Semiophores" at the Thomas Rehbein Gallery (2013) ; and "Trophies" at the Sfeir-Semler Gallery (2011). She also participated to collective exhibitions like "How the tangible shapes the mind" at the Kunstverein Nürnberg (2014), "Agitationism" during the Irish Biennale EVA International, in Limerick (2014), "The mask needs to have danced" in the Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture, in Maastricht (2013), and "The Memories are Present" at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (2012).
  • Fanette Mellier
    [FR] is a French graphic designer who graduated from the École des Arts Décoratifs of Strasbourg in 2000. A specialist in printed graphics, she takes on often unusual commissions in the cultural field. In parallel to these works, each presenting its own problems and solutions, she is involved in experimental projects in the context of residencies, artist-curated events and exhibitions.
  • Metahaven
    [NL/BE] is a studio for critical graphic design with a focus on identity and branding. They are based in Amsterdam. From research projects, such as the Sealand Identity Project (2004), Museum of Conflict (2006) et Quaero (2007), the group has moved into installation making and speculative design projects, such as Affiche Frontière (CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, 2008) and Stadtstaat (Künstlerhaus Stuttgart and Casco Utrecht, 2009). Metahaven also produces comissioned work for clients, such as the Antennae paperback series for publishing house Valiz. Their book Uncorporate Identity was published in 2010 by Lars Müller. Gon Zifroni was partner at Metahaven from summer 2007 to 2010.
  • Philippe-Alain Michaud
    [FR] is an art historian and french heritage curator.
  • Olivier Michelon
    [FR] is a writer.
  • Philippe Millot
    [FR] is a graphic designer. He has been teaching in the multimedia and the graphic design's department of the École Nationale Supérieures des Arts Décoratifs since 1999. He is a member of the AGI.
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  • Étienne Mineur
    [FR] is a designer, editor and teacher. His work focuses on the relationship between graphics and interactivity. He began his career in the early 1990s in the ¬eld of cultural CD-ROM. He co-founded the Incandescence studio (2000), specialized in interaction design. He teaches or has taught at the Gobelins School, HEAD Geneva, and EnsAD Paris. In 2009, he co-founds with Bertrand Duplat the Éditions volumiques, a publishing house dedicated to paper books as a new IT platform.
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  • Anne Monjaret
    [FR] is an ethnologist and director of research at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (cnrs). Her work concerns professional, female, and urban cultures; memories; and heritage. She is currently focusing on the fashion world from an anthropological perspective.
  • Esclarmonde Monteil
    [FR] is head curator of decorative arts, design, fashion, and textiles at the French Museums Service.
  • Inés Moreno
    [ES] studied fine arts, choreography, art history, and visual culture. She is currently a doctoral student at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (ehess). Her research focuses on the visibility of technical gestures regarding their inclusion in museums.
  • John Morgan
    [GB] is a designer and typographer based in London. He founded John Morgan Studio in 2000 and co-founded Abyme, a type foundry and independent publisher of artist’s editions and multiples in 2017. He teaches Design, Typography and Book Art at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.
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  • Minoru Nijima
    [JP] is a graphic designer and engaged in educational activities in graphic and typographic design fields. In 2003, he had a one-man exhibition “Interaction of Colors and Fonts” at the Ginza Graphic Callery. Currently he is the chairperson of Musashino Art University, Department of Visual Communication Design. He is a member of the AGI.
  • Nicolas Nova
    [SZ] est professeur associé à la Haute École d’Art et de Design (HEAD – Genève) où il enseigne l’ethnographie appliquée au design et les enjeux contemporains du numérique. Il est également cofondateur du Near Future Laboratory, une agence de prospective et d’innovation.
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  • John O'Reilly
    [GB] is a copywriter, journalist, and writer of visual trend reports. He was a regular contributor to the London broadsheets on pop music, media and art, an editor on Colors Magazine, and writes regularly for Eye and Varoom Magazine. His PhD in philosophy focused on Jean Baudrillard and the evolution of the image.
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  • Mitch Paone
    [US] is a graphic designer, type designer and pianist. He co-founded the DIA Studio, a company dedicated to kinetic identities. He teaches at HEAD-Genève (Switzerland).
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  • Spyros Papapetros
    [US] joined Princeton university in 2003. He is an art and architectural historian and theorist whose work focuses on the historiography of art and architecture, the intersections between architecture and the visual arts, as well as, the relationship between architecture, psychoanalysis and the history of psychological aesthetics. He is a member of the steering committee for the Program in Media and Modernity since 2006 and the 2012-2014 Behrman Faculty Fellow in the Humanities at Princeton University.
  • Anjali Pasquion Somaradjalou
    [FR] is a graduate from the École du Louvre and holds a master’s degree in the history of art from the Sorbonne University.
  • Kataline Patkaï
    [FR] after graduating as a set designer from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, embarked on a dance career, starting with a project suggested by set designer Pierre Jorge Gonzalez and choreographer Arno Renz at the Centre de Danse Flamand of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (Rosas). The Patkaï Company was founded in October 2002.
  • Pratchaya Phinthong
    [TH] was born in Quito, Ecuador, in 1978. She graduated from the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. She participated to many post-graduate programs, artists residencies, and she works with installations, video, photography, and in situ interventions. Since 2002, she has been living in Paris. Her artworks are regularly exhibited in France and abroad.
  • Vanina Pinter
    [FR] is a French graphic designer who graduated from the École des Arts Décoratifs of Strasbourg in 2000. A specialist in printed graphics, she takes on often unusual commissions in the cultural field. In parallel to these works, each presenting its own problems and solutions, she is involved in experimental projects in the context of residencies, artist-curated events and exhibitions.
  • Anaëlle Pirat-Taluy
    [FR] graduated in history of art from Rennes II University and from Grenoble Fine Arts school. She worked as a producer for Le Magasin – Centre National d'Art Contemporain and cofounded the Association pour l'Agencement des Activités of the art center OUI in 2006. She regulary publishes articles, is an independant art critic and a curator.
  • Charlotte Poisson
    [FR] is an associated researcher in applied arts at the ESAAA in Annecy, where she obtained a DSRA (an art research diploma) and gives lectures about landscapes. She leads artistic projects, such as Les Solitudes and is also a curator.
  • Laurent Poleo-Garnier
    [FR] lives and works in Paris, where he explores different ways of expression such as video, dance, and portraiture. He is the winner of the 2021 Picto Prize for craft photography with a grant from le 19M.
  • Christian Porri
    [FR] is a graphic and interaction designer. He was the art director and designer of the online magazine Bulbe. He teaches at ÉSAD Reims, Gobelins, ICAN and Sciences Po in Paris.
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  • Norman Potter
    [GB] ((1923-1995) was a british carpenter, designer, poet and teacher. After learning carpentry during World War II, he headed a studio in the Wiltshire and started to work as an interior architect. In the 1960s, he taught at the Royal College of Art of London and at the Royal College of Art of Bristol. After publishing What a designer (1969), he focused on writing, and published among others the book Models & Constructs (1990).
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  • Conny Purtill
    [US] is a graphic designer specialized on books design. He lives in Boston, USA.
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  • Kester Rattenbury
    [US] former student in architecture, is an author and architecture critic. She teaches at the University of Westminster where she set up EXP, the Research Center for Experimental Practice in 2003. EXP's inventive projects include the Archigram Archival Project, making the full range of the work of Archigram available online. She directed the publication This is Not Architecture (Routledge, 2002), took part in Architects Today (London, Laurence King, 2004), directed the Supercrits series with Samantha Hardingham and wrote numerous articles about architectural culture. Another Country: The Architecture of the Novel is one of her current research project.
  • Paul Renner
    [DE] (11878-1956) was a graphic designer and typographer. Member of the Deutscher Werbkund, he designed a lot for covers for the publisher Georg Müller and created the well-known typeface Futura. He taught at the Frankfurter Kunstschule and was also the Director of the Grapfische Berufsschulen and the Buchdrucker, in Munich. Two of his major texts are Typographie als Kunst (1922) and Die Kunst des Typographie (1939).
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  • Anne-Lyse Renon
    [FR] has a PhD in Esthetics from EHESS, with a specialization in design anthropology and epistemology. She is an associate researcher at the Center of Anthropological Linguistics and Sociolinguistics (LIAS) at the Marcel Mauss Institute (EHESS-CNRS, UMR 8178).
  • Pascale Riou
    [FR] is a PhD student in history of contemporary art at LARHRA at UPMF in Grenoble. She also studies for the DSRA (art degree) at the ESAAA (art school in Annecy, France) and is an AAA administrator. She participates in the management of the OUI art center and AAA projects outside the walls. As a cultural speaker and mediator, her research focuses on the notion of activity among contemporary artists and the issues of the doing.
  • Étienne Robial
    [FR] is a graphic designer and artistic director. After beginning his career as an artistic director, he co-founded the Futuropolis publishing house in 1971. He was involved in the creation of the ON/OFF production company, which specialized in TV network identity design. He has been General Artistic Director of Groupe CANAL+ since 1984. He also teaches at the ESAG Penninghen and at the Advanced School of Visual Art in Marrakech.
  • Ricardo Roque
    [PT] is a researcher at the Institute of social sciences of the university of Lisbon and associate researcher in the department of history at the University of Sydney. He is specialized on historical anthropology, science studies, imperial history and postcolonial studies. His current research interests include colonial mimesis, racial sciences, materiality and anthropological classifications.
  • Gilles Rouffineau
    [FR] holds a PhD in art and art science and teaches design graphic at ESAD Grenoble-Valence. He is an associate researcher in the Arts Practices and Poetics laboratory in Rennes 2 university. For about ten years, he has taken part of many researches, first held by Paris 1 university LAM, then by the “Enjeux du design graphique: une pensée de la relation” (Issues in graphic design: a thinking of relation) program at ESAD in Valence.
  • Pascal Rousseau
    [FR] is Contemporary Art History Professor at the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris.
  • Priscilla Royer
    [FR] is Maison Michel’s art director and Yann Malcor is a videographer. Together they produced a series of films depicting the different steps of hat-making at the Maison Michel workshops.
  • Dan Rubin
    [US] is a designer, musician and photographer. He found the multidisciplinary studio Webbgraph, based in the United States. He has worked with clients such as Red Bull, MailChimp, Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Geen/ Universal, IDEO, and Nokia. He was artistic director at Moo.com, and collaborates regularly with The Guardian.
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  • Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié
    [FR] is an artist, graphic designer and teacher. He notably currated the exhibitions and publications Earthquakes & Aftershocks in 2005 and Double Page in 2010 (with Catherine de Smet and Christoph Keller). He teaches graphic design at the ÉSAD in Strasbourg.
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  • Garance Salaün
    [FR] has a bachelor’s degree in fashion design from the École Duperré, a master’s degree in fashion history from the Sorbonne University, and a master’s degree in fashion and luxury management from the Institut français de la mode. She is currently in charge of Atelier Montex’s archives and heritage.
  • Stéphane Sauzedde
    [FR] born in 1973, is director of the École Superieure d'Art de l'Agglomération d'Annecy, France (ESAAA). He leads a plural activity where academic research—as art historian, he is a research associate at LARHRA-UMR CNRS of Lyon-Grenoble and works on production issues in contemporary art—intersects with exhibition curatoring and art critic. As the founder of OUI art center in Grenoble, he led numerous projects.
  • Alice Savoie
    [FR] is an independant typeface designer and researcher. Her research focuses on the design of typeface in France, the UK and the USA in the postwar period.
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  • Noi Sawaragi
    [JP] is an art critic, curator and professor at Tama Art University. He is the author of Shimyureshonizumu (Simulationism), that shed light on the cultural movements of the 1990s, and Nihon∙Gendai∙Bijutsu(Japan/Modernity/Art), that fundamentally re-examined Japanese art history.
  • Eric Schrijver
    [NL] is a graphic designer, programmer, artist and author. He works for the Belgian IT company ACSONE, designing and developing interfaces. He is currently a faculty member at KABK (The Hague). Eric directs a group blog called I like tight pants and mathematics and he was, from 2011 to 2017, a core member of the graphic design collective Open Source Publishing.
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  • Didier Semin
    [FR] teaches modern and contemporary art history at École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. He wrote essays as Le Sablier de Penone, L'Échoppe, Caen, 2005 ; Grenouillages (Brisset, Goya, Lavater), L'Échoppe, 2006 ; Minéralogies végétales, Penone à Venise, L'Échoppe, 2007 ; L'Atlantique à la rame, MAMCO, Genève, 2007 ; Un os à ronger (avec Jacques Barry), Actes Sud, Arles, 2009.
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  • Yann Sérandour
    [FR] is an artist and reader of the work of other artists. His last book Inside the White Cube – Overprinted Edition has been published by JRP/Ringier in the Christoph Keller's collection. He is part of the Gallery gb Agency in Paris.
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  • Chris Sharp
    [US] is a curator and a writer.
  • Isao Shimizu
    [JP] is professor at Teikyō Heisei university. He leads researchs on manga and caricature. In 1982 he won the 1st prize Takahashi Kunitarô for his work on Frenh caricaturist Georges Bigot. He is the author of many books on manga including Manga no rekishi (History of Manga), Nenpyō - Nihon manga shi(Chronology of Manga's History in Japan).
  • Sam Skinner
    [US] is an artist and producer. His interests include mural painting, decor, animation, signs, posters, exhibitions and digital books. He regularly collaborates with others in the fi¬elds of art, design, cinema and performance. With Nathan Jones, he co-founded Torque (2014), a publishing platform specializing in thematics of psyche, language and technology.
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  • Greg J. Smith
    [CA] is a writer and editor who is interested in media art and its broader cultural implications. He is the editor of HOLO magazine and a contributing editor at CreativeApplications.net. His writing has appeared in Rhizome, ICON, Musicworks, and the V2_Institute for the Unstable Media’s Blowup Reader eBook series.
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  • Bachir Soussi-Chiadmi
    [FR] is an interactive designer and developer. In 2006 he founded the g.u.i. Studio with Nicolas Couturier. He is also part of the OLA Association (dedicated to providing alternative free tools in the field of graphic design) along with Raphaël Bastide and Sarah Garcin. He teaches interactive design at the École Supérieure d’Art et Design in Le Havre-Rouen.
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  • stdin
    [BE] is a studio of graphic and media design based in Brussels, fonded by Stéphanie Vilayphiou and Alexandre Leray. Their work combines programming and a visual approach of design, on screen and printed matters. Their main interests are design studies in the digital age, reading and writing practices software studies and free/libre culture. In 2008, they published Issue Magazine, an online publication around graphic and media design. They are also part of the collective Open Source Publishing.
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  • Lisa Sturacci
    [FR] is a french graphic designer, graduated in applied arts in 2012 after training in design at the École normale supérieure de Cachan and a DSAA in fashion and environment at Duperré. She began as an intern with Michel Mallard, then with Pascal Béjean and Nicolas Ledoux before joining Frédéric Teschner’s studio, founding the Teschner-Sturacci studio with him and co-directing it from 2016 to 2018.
  • Syndicat
    [FR] is a graphic design studio, founded by François Havegeer and Sacha Léopold. Its name means “union”, and match with the definition of their purpose; a gathering that aims to defend and handle common interests.
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  • Martin Szekely
    [FR] studied at Ecole Boulle and Ecole Estienne. He stood up with his first furnitures collection, "Pi", developed between 1982 and 1985 with a carte blanche from VIA (Valorisation de l'Innovation dans l'Ameublement—Valorisation of Innovation in Furniture). Since then, he created designs in limited series often exposed in galleries. His productions are also presented in several museum collections.
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  • Nicolas Taffin
    [FR] is an Application Designer for Internet Memory Research, as well as an editor at C&F Editions. He created the Polylogue Studio and, in 1999, joined the organizational committee of the Rencontres Internationales de Lure, which he chaired from 2006 to 2013. He is also an associate Professor at the university of Caen-Normandie.
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  • Naoharu Tatara
    [JP] is a graphic designer
  • Frédéric Teschner
    [FR] (1972-2016) graduated from École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, in 1997. He started as a freelance graphic designer in 2002. His work mainly consists of collaborations with players of the artistic and cultural world (artists, structures), producing various graphic projects, such as visual identities, posters and books (including exhibition's catalogs and monography books). He cofounded Naïca publishing house in 2015 with Geneviève Munier.
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  • Nicolas Thély
    [FR] teaches digital art, aesthetics, and humanities at Université de Rennes 2. As an art critic and theorist he has published Corps, art vidéo et numérique (2005), Mes favoris (2007) et Le Tournant numérique de l’esthétique (2011). Since 2007 he has been heading the Basse Définition research project which aims to show how algorithms such as PageRank, MP3, MPEG, and GIF have restructured the sensorial environment and creative power of contemporary artists.
  • Benjamin Thorel
    [FR] is an art critic and a curator. He cofounded an bookstore Section 7 Books and the publishing house Paraguay Press which depend on castillo/corrales—a curatorial structure and an exhibition space created in Paris in 2007. He also collaborates with the magazine May (Paris) and contributes to Pétunia (Paris), and Fillip (Vancouver).
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  • Nicolas Tilly
    [FR] is an interactive designer. He teaches at the École supérieure d’art et de design d’Orléans in the Atelier de Recherche et Création "Édition nouvelles formes.” He also leads the EVB Studio design workshop, which develops digital projects for clients. The studio hosts the media design Bug Magazine. Since 2012, Nicolas Tilly has been conducting research on mobile screens, through the design of applications and websites.
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  • Arnaud Tison
    [FR] is director of human resources at Manufactures de mode.
  • Jan Tschichold
    [DE] was a typographer and typefaces designer, a teacher and an author among the most important ones of the 20th century. He was born in Leipzig in 1902 and died in Locarno in 1974. He particularly wrote Die Neue Typographie. Ein Handbuch für zeitgemäss Schaffende, published for the first time in Berlin in 1928. After he fled Nazi Germany to Switzerland in 1933, he spent time on several occasions in England and worked on the standardization of composition's rules of typefaces collections for Penguin Books publishing house. His most-known typeface is the Sabon, which he designed at the end of the 1960s.
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  • Susanne Uhl
    [SZ] has a doctorate in literature, with a focus on German literature of the Middle Ages. After many years with Zurich University, in 2017 she joined the board of the Zentralbibliothek Zurich; since March 2022 she has been head of the Kantonsbibliothek Vadiana St. Gallen.
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  • Joël Vacheron
    [SZ] is a professor and researcher at the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL) where he teaches visual arts and the sociology of media. As an independent journalist, he regularly collaborates on editorial projects in the areas of art and photography.
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  • David Vallance
    [FR] is a type and graphic designer. During his studies at the École Supérieure d’Art et Design in Valence, he undertook research dealing with the Metafont program. He then joined the Re-typographe research program at the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (Nancy).
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  • Phillip van den Bossche
    [BE] studied philosophy and art history in Brussels and Ghent, and followed program in curatorial practices of De Appel in Amsterdam in 1996-1997. He first worked as a curator at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven and, since 2007, has headed the Mu.ZEE in Ostend.
  • Patricia van Schuylenbergh
    [FR] holds a PhD in history and a DES in Development from the Catholic University of Louvain. She heads the History and Politics Department at the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Tervueren, and has given lectures at UCL since 2010. Her work focuses on Belgian colonial history, the history of the environment and the protection of nature in Central Africa, the history of colonial sciences, collections and visual representations.
  • Françoise Vergès
    [FR] eis currently in charge of « Global South(s) » chair at Collège d’Études Mondiales de la Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris. She gets her PhD in political science from Berkeley University, California, in 1995. She taught at Sussex University and Goldsmith College and ran the Comity for Memory and Slavery History from 2009 to 2012. Françoise Vergès is also a film author and consultant for documentaries.
  • Helmut Völter
    [DE] is an artist and graphic designer from Leipzig, Germany. His research project on scientific cloud photography resulted in Cloud Studies (Spector Books, 2011).
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  • Michel Wlassikoff
    [FR] is a graphic design historian. He was editor of the magazine Signes from 1991 to 1998. He is notably the author of Histoire du Graphisme en France (Les Arts Décoratifs, 2005), Futura: Une Gloire Typographique (Éditions Norma, 2011) and Mai 68: l’Affiche en Héritage (Alternatives, 2018).
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  • Albena Yaneva
    [GB] is a Professor in Architectural Theory and director of the Manchester Architecture Research Centre (MARC) at the University of Manchester, UK. She is the author of several books, including Mapping Controversies in Architecture, (Farnham, Ashgate, 2012). She is the recipient of the RIBA President’s award for outstanding research (2010). Her research is intrinsically transdisciplinary and crosses the boundaries of science studies, cognitive anthropology, architectural theory and political philosophy.
  • Mariko Yokogi
    [JP] eis a graphic designer, architect and design writer. She studied at the Waseda University in Tokyo and holds an M.A. in architecture. Since 2011, she has interviewed many graphic designers from several major cities in Asia on behalf of Japanese magazine typographics: ti.
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  • Raphaël Zarka
    [FR] born in 1977 in Montpellier, is a French artist, photographer, sculptor, and videographer graduated from the École Nationale Superieure de Beaux-Arts in Paris. He also is the author of several books devoted to skateboarding, which he is particularly interested in. Raphaël Zarka lives and works in Paris today, and is represented by Galerie Michel Rein.