- 27th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2016
Émilie Ferrat (1992) is a graphic designer. She graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2015. She is interested, among others, in how images and stories are constructed, produced and circulate, and in how codes of representation can be appropriated and de-contextualized / re-contextualized. She currently works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Among her collaborators is François Girard-Meunier.
François Girard-Meunier (1990) is a graphic designer. He graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2015. He is interested, among others, in visual culture, with an strong interest in the questions of authorship and representation. He was recently invited to the Canadian Center for Architecture in the context of the Call for Captions residency (supported by the Andrew Mellon Fund). He currently works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Among his collaborators is Émilie Ferrat.
The Biennial will commence on 17 June 2016 with three days of lectures and presentations by world-renowned designers and design theoreticians.
This symposium will provide an opportunity to become acquainted with some of the leading figures in international graphic design, their work, and their opinions. There will also be space for personal discussion and critical debate. The official languages are Czech and English.
Moderated by Oliver Klimpel Oliver Klimpel is a designer, currently based in Berlin after living and working in London for more than 15 years. He has worked on numerous publishing and identity projects in the UK and abroad, combining design projects and research on visual culture and art. He frequently writes, and lectures internationally. From 2008 to 2015 he had been professor at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (HGB) comprehensively re-positioning the System – Design class. Most recently, he was invited by the Taipei Contemporary Art Center to develop a design research project, which seeks to explore and define the idea of a more active and critical identity for arts and cultural institutions. In May he is to undertake a project on narrative structures in Tokyo.
The program is subject to change.