Applications now open

Booksfromthefuture Summer School 2014

A ten-day summer workshop in London on book design that focuses on self-initiated, practice-based inquiry. Participants of the programme will each design a section of the 1884 science fiction novel Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, to be published by Booksfromthefuture in collaboration with designer Dante Carlos. In this setting, thinking and making will be experienced simultaneously rather than as separate phases of the design process. As a re-imagining of story and format, participants will discover both individual and collaborative methods that blend research and practice into a single act.

15 places available
7–18 July 2014
Application deadline 20 May 2014


YO! Ignite this summer with your words. We are offering a free online writing studio for middle and high school students over the summer. (Huge shoutout to Rona Wang, one of our contributors and good friends, for starting this all!)

Applications for our inaugural session of the summer writing studio are officially open until June 27th. This mentorship program is intended to guide, inspire, and mentor young writers during the summer months.

Our 2015 summer writing studio will be focused on two genres: poetry and prose. Give us your passion, your adrenaline. Be fearless not only with the pen, but also with the correction fluid, because revision is essential to the writing process. We’re looking for motivated students who are willing to grow and learn, students eager to redefine the role of writing in their life.



TPM exhibiting at The Premiere of “ANIMATE”: An ACTS 8th Summer Workshop 2012

Presented by: ACTS Dance and Arts Company
Location: Eastwood Citywalk 2
Date: March 25, 2012

Supported my friends last Sunday! Check them out and like their page here.

Applications now open

Booksfromthefuture Summer School 2016

A ten-day summer workshop in London that will investigate relationships between style, graphic design and contemporary culture. Participants will conceive and design content for a forthcoming book to be published by Booksfromthefuture. The workshop offers a lab-like environment for discovering and testing new methods of artistic research and performative publishing, and will conclude with an exhibition showcasing the results.

Together, we will study the ideology and symbology behind popular and unpopular aesthetics, attitudes, auras, codes, poetics and trends. We will also experiment with the synthesis of form, strategy and context in the construction of artifice, authenticity and meaning.

Key to this process will be addressing questions suggested by practitioners: What are the influences and motivations driving the ‘new global style’? (Mr. Keedy; Anther Kiley; Linda van Deursen); Why don’t we talk about style more? (Eric Hu); How is form-as-a-mode-of-thinking opening new genres for the hybrid artist/designer? (Stuart Bailey); Has the Age of Information slipped into the Age of Simulation? (Travis Stearns); Does it have to look nice to be political? (Pablo Leon de la Barra); Do our stylistic choices challenge or support the colonisation of aesthetic territories? (Kevin Yuen Kit Lo).

4–15 July 2016
Application deadline: 1 June 2016, midnight
15 places available

Book for Summer Creative Journaling Workshop

A one-day workshop to get writing and keep writing.

It’s time to harvest words, thoughts, dreams - join Lisa D'Onofrio and Simmone Howell for a one-day workshop in Daylesford. Writing, drawing, maps, memory and daydreaming are some of the tools we use to express ourselves. Whether you are blocked or on the brink of a new project, Creative Journaling is a non-threatening exploratory workshop to inspire and invigorate your writing.

Sunday February 12 at The Readers, Vincent St Daylesford.
10m - 3.30pm including tea and cake!



Summer workshop Transgress Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam zomer 2010
Thema: Transgress (Thomas Oles, Lector Living Landscapes)
1. a. trans. To go beyond the bounds or limits prescribed by (a law, command, etc.); to break, violate, infringe, contravene, trespass against. 2. a. To go or pass beyond (any limit or bounds). Oxford English Dictionary, 1989.

Last day to apply!

Booksfromthefuture Summer School 2015
A ten-day summer workshop in London that investigates the book as a socio-sculptural act. Participants will design, and produce content for, a forthcoming book to be published by Booksfromthefuture in collaboration with artist Krister Olsson. For this occasion, 50 guests (artists, designers and writers) will be invited to contribute projects that enact the worlds that books inhabit and inspire. The workshop offers a transdisciplinary approach combining practices from the fields of art and design, including social sculpture, documentary fiction and post-digital publishing.

Booksfromthefuture mentors designers and artists to become independent thinkers and practitioners with the experience and confidence to initiate and sustain their own projects, collaborations and futures.

6–17 July 2015
Application deadline: 1 June 2015, midnight

Summer Workshop_2/10

The second day of the workshop went very well. Yesterday, I stayed up till 1am preparing the materials needed for the session, mostly templates, for each phase of the project. I was extremely worried I’d fail, I even thought I’d stop going, and simply quit from the start. It was a strange feeling. Eventually, I tried not to think about what could go wrong and focus on what could go right. 

At first, only 6-7 students arrived. I didn’t expect more so I proceeded with the first exercise. Around 15 minutes later, 10 more students showed up. I was perplexed for a few moments to be honest; frightening but also exciting. We ran out of time so we decided we’d finish the last part first thing tomorrow. 

Today’s main focus area was:

  • Forget about what you know and draw only what you see. Haha, I actually told them “ un-educating the educated mind..” Most of them did not get it, of course!
  • Breaking down an object into a simpler form. Which reminds me I need to go over the materials and check if it’s possible to get them better, more useful ones. 

The challenges:

  • Color analogy
  • And again, communicating them in Arabic..!

Looking forward to our 3rd session.


Hey everyone here’s the video from my dance workshop that I taught a couple of days ago. And make sure to come out every Monday for more VSU Modern workshops! VSU Modern Weekly Summer Dance Workshops (2013 EDITION)!!! Thanks again for everyone who came out and learn. Now…. enjoy!

No New Friends - Drake

Summer Workshop_6/10

First day of the week. Second week of the workshop. 

Today wasn’t a success, but I enjoyed it. Some people were enthusiastic about learning how to draw patterns. Others were pretty passive and bored, five girls circled around a table and started chatting.. haha! 

One 11th grader had to leave in the middle of the session after learning that she failed two subjects in her final exams. It makes me sad because she’s one of my eight favorite students… 

Introducing Oppositions wasn’t as easy as I expected. They perceive things too figuratively, directly and in a very linear manner. One of the opposites was sweet and sour; they chose Kiwi and banana, or coffee and cherry.. God, I am so unprepared for such situations. 

As for tomorrow, I haven’t really decided what to give them. ;P