- 27th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2016
Wayne Daly is a London-based graphic designer, focusing primarily on publishing, editorial and visual identity work. Recent projects include the catalogue for Hayward Gallery’s major exhibition Carsten Höller: Decision (2015); Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist’s The Age of Earthquakes for Penguin (2015); and the visual identity for artist Sean Lynch’s Irish pavilion Adventure: Capital at the 2015 Venice Biennale. He is co-founder of Bedford Press, a publishing imprint at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, which publishes books and e-books at the intersection of architecture, visual art, graphic design and theory. Collaborators include artists Gustav Metzger, Joseph Grigely, Emma Smith and Can Altay, architects Kersten Geers, Jack Self and Shumi Bose, and photographers Giovanna Silva and Bas Princen. Bedford Press has exhibited numerous times at international book fairs, including the New York Art Book Fair at MoMa PS1, LA Art Book Fair at MOCA and Miss Read at KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin. He has contributed texts to the journals AA Files, The National Grid and A Circular, and lectured at various British and international schools and institutions including the Royal College of Art, Werkplaats Typografie, Whitechapel Gallery, the Architectural Association and the American University of Beirut. In 2015 he was an invited consultant to the Swiss Federal Office of Culture for the appointment of the designer for the 2016 Most Beautiful Swiss Books exhibition and publication.
Jan Nauta (1982, Rotterdam) is an architect and organiser who divides his time between London and Rotterdam. In 2012 he founded Studio Nauta, a design and research organisation for the transformation of space. The studio specialises in delivering projects that establish new and bespoke relationships between humans and space. It produces physical designs, strategic and programmatic solutions. Studio Nauta works in the fields of architecture, urbanism, geography, media and culture. The studio operates as a collaborative network for spatial transformation, promoting change through design, research and writing. Nauta studied at the Amsterdam University of Applied Science (BArch – Ing.) and graduated from the Architectural Association’s Diploma School in 2011 (AAdipl), winning the AA Prize. He was nominated for AA Diploma Honours, the Dennis Sharp Writing Award and was awarded a prestigious scholarship from the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.
Previously Nauta has worked for Markus Miessen in Berlin, was a researcher at the AA and consulted Beyond Entropy for the Venice Biennale’s 2010 and 2012. He is the co-founder of the Public Occasion Agency and a visiting lecturer at the University of Brighton as well as the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture.
Jan Nauta has been a guest critic and lecturer at various institutions including the AA, the Bartlett, Cambridge University and the Berlage Insitute. He has contributed to numerous publications as a writer and editor, including Cosey Complex (ICA London, 2010), Architecture d’Aujourd ‘hui 378 (Archipress & Associés, 2010), Manifest (Bedford Press, 2009), Cedric Price Ephemera (AA, 2011), Architecture on Display 2 (AA, 2011), Waking Up From The Nightmare of Participation (Expodium, 2011) and Critical Spatial Practice (Sternberg, 2012).
Jan Nauta is a registered architect in the Netherlands.
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.