A new way to think about publishing

In May 2019, the second edition of Publishing Sphere will take over the public sphere of Montreal. In the continuity with the first edition in Berlin (https://www.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2017/internationaler_literaturpreis_2017/publishing_sphere_1/publishing_sphere.php), we’ll continue the project of experimenting writing, publishing and performances forms capable of opening new spaces of expression, exchange and creation as well as of renovating the modalities of public spaces building.


In order to do so, we call editors, writers, artists, designers, commoneers, archivists and participants from various communities to invent alternative ways to take over the Publishing Sphere by proposing devices, apparati, texts, supports, protocols, architectures and action that renew the idea of publishing itself , till redefine its sense and political impact.


As atelier, performance, co-writing, public speaking, booksprint, forum, wiki, fish-bowl or pow-wow, we hope for propositions exploring inscription, writing and publishing as dynamics opening new spaces. Publishing Sphere will try to put in motion a dialogue between different communities, with an editorial gesture (curation) meeting reflection and creation


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Contemporary art
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Wednesday, May 22th
Thursday, May 23rd

First Working Group Session

14:00 - 15:45

University of Montreal

Group presentations

16:00 - 17:30

University of Montreal

Friday, May 24th

Second Working Group Session

09:30 - 13:00

Concordia University

Third Working Group Session

14:00 - 17:00

Concordia University

Saturday, May 25th

Designing the Public Presentation

10:00 - 12:30


Guided visit at Artexte

13:00 - 14:00


Sunday, May 26th