Libre Graphics Research Unit — Closing chapter

LGRU Porto

From 22 to 25 May the Libre Graphics Research Unit gathers in Porto and this meeting concludes the two year project.

Hosted by associate partner Manufactura Independente in Maus Hábitos we will present and discuss all work that was developed in the context of the Research Unit: Piksels and Lines Orchestra, Superglue, Graphical Shell prototype, the Future Tools event, Grafica Libre Workstation, Tools for a Read-Write World, Considering your tools: a reader for designers and developers, and more. In parallel we open an exhibition of books made with FLOSS, plus on Saturday 25 May there will be workshops with students and local professionals.

Goal of this meeting is to facilitate an indepth discussion based on work developed in context of LGRU, to finish archiving/documentation as far as not already done; to reflect on/discuss the results of project as a whole and hopefully to start future work.

Books with an attitude*

Wednesday, 22nd of May, at 9:30 pm, exhibition opening with Manuel Schmalstieg (Greyscale Press)

Exhibition design and curation: Manufactura Independente (Porto)

The Libre Graphics Research Unit presents Books with an attitude, an exhibition of printed books made with Libre digital tools. This exhibition includes Libre bookdesign and typography from all over Europe, demonstrating how content, aesthetics and Libre tools can play together.

After the end of the exhibition, the collection will be donated to OpenLab ESEV, a Free Software working and learning space in Viseu, Portugal.

* Quoting Ward Cunningham, the author of the first wiki software:
You're browsing a database with a program called Wiki Wiki Web. And the program has an attitude. The program wants everyone to be an author. So, the program slants in favor of authors at some inconvenience to readers.

The sandbox culture

Aymeric Mansoux (Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academie)
Thursday, 23rd of May, at 9:30 pm

Workshops, Saturday, 25th of May, from 11:00 am — 6:00 pm

FLOSSmanuals, Greyscale Press, Open Source Publishing e Manufactura Independente

Full programme

Wednesday, 22nd of May

10:00 Introduction, welcome
11:00 Piksels and Lines Orchestra, Elisabeth Nesheim (Piksel)
13:00 Lunch
15:00 LGRU-Reader, Alexandre Leray e Stéphanie Vilayphiou (Constant)
17:00 Libre Graphics Workstation, Laura Fernández e Myriam Cea (Medialab Prado)
19:00 // end worksessions
19:30 Dinner
21:30 Exhibition opening: Books with an attitude

Thursday, 23rd of May

10:00 Co-position, Femke Snelting e Pierre Huyghebaert (via Skype) (Constant)
12:00 Superglue, Mike van Gaasbeek (WORM)
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Superglue, Mike van Gaasbee e Danja Vasiliev (via Skype) (WORM)
16:00 Libre Graphics Meeting & Interactivos?13, Marcos Garcia, Laura Fernández, Myriam Cea, Femke Snelting e Mónica Cachafeiro (Medialab Prado)
19:00 // end worksessions
19:30 Dinner
21:30 Lecture Aymeric Mansoux: The Sandbox Culture

Friday, 24th of May

11:00 Admin meeting (partners): finances, reporting
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Documentation session
19:00 // end worksessions
19:30 Dinner
22:00 Party

Saturday, 25th of May

11:00 Two parallel worksesions with Manufactura Independente, OSP, Greyscale Press e FLOSS-manuals:
- Translation sprint: translating the FontForge FLOSS-manual into Portuguese
- Foundry-in-a-box
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Translation sprint + Foundry-in-a-box
18:00 End

Maus Hábitos
Rua Passos Manuel 178, 4º
4000-382 Porto