Modes of Self-Publishing

Minkyoung Kim, Christina Webb
Rhode Island School of Design
MFA Candidates in Graphic Design

Modes of Self-Publishing focuses on ‘zine’, not just as a circulation platform for printed matter, but as an experimental vehicle for visual or verbal content. Within this course, students explored the various potentials of self-publishing: cooperative assembly, collaboration, collective authorship, and distribution.

As thesis students, we wanted to consider a pedagogical way in which to share our areas of research with others in creative practice. This included students of graphic design and other disciplines. For Design Incubation, we plan to present our development and experience of this course touching on: how we dynamically integrated our own theses investigations into the projects and critique, how the class explored collaboration, and how rules can foster a space to experiment.