Eskuak zailtzeko proposamena = Propuesta para ejercitar las manos = Exercise for the hands

Eskuak zailtzeko proposamena = Propuesta para ejercitar las manos = Exercise for the hands

Image: ©Herbert Bayer. Soledad del Ciudadano

The Contemporary Art from the perspective of the editorial practice

Richard Sennett’s essay titled The Artisan describes the coordination and cooperation of both hands as a reflection of social interaction. He uses the piano virtuoso as an example. The sociologist focuses his research on Medieval traditions, in which the hand is the main tool in which vision and mind converge. The author takes this overlap of thought with material processes beyond the individual context and applies it to methods of collective working.

In that sense, we will host a round table to present and discuss different publishing experiences based on collaborative reasoning. It is not about reducing the perspectives of said reasoning to a sum of foreseen choices, nor protecting a truth contained within the human being (‘we are all small groups’, claims schizoanalysis), but rather bringing our attention to mechanisms for participation and dialogue which make these projects happen and cause them to multiply as they pass from one person to another.

Participants: Nuria Enguita and Laura Vallés (Concreta magazine), Usue Arrieta and Nader Koochaki (publishing house -Zko) and the AZPI collective from San Sebastián.