Parallel School offers an open environment for self-education in the broader context of art and design. We want to bring people from different places and backgrounds together to share knowledge, connect and initiate projects, publications, meetings and workshops.
Parallel School belongs to no one.
Parallel School has no location.
Parallel School is not teaching.
Parallel School is learning.
Call for Participation!
Parallel School Brno (CZ)
17 – 21 September 2014
The Moravian Gallery
Parallel School aims to bring a diverse group together to explore and revel in these themes through discussion, workshops & guest lectures. In the spirit of self-education every participant contributes by sharing their interests and specialties with any possible means.
Because Parallel School is part of the OFF program of the 26th International Biennal of Graphic Design Brno 2014 we would like to reflect and discuss the given framework of “Graphic Design, Education & Schools” critically.
You are invited to exchange and create, think and make, enjoy and exhaust, in a non-hierarchical environment of learning.
Admission opens at:
12:00 CET 29th June
Places allocated on a first come basis.
Thank you to everyone who has been in touch over the last week to request a place at Parallel School Glasgow. Spaces are filling up fast! So far we have participants from Helsinki, Brazil, Germany & the UK.
It promises to be a brilliant four days!
There will be details of guests lectures to come soon.
Methaven (www.metahaven.net) are confirmed to speak on Monday evening as a part of the exhibition, ‘It’s Not Very Nice That’, curated by, Neil McGuire, one of the school’s organisers.
There are places still left.
Email email@example.com if you would like to attend the school.
Please distribute the call-out in to fellow students, friends and colleagues.
We hope to see you in Glasgow in April.
Parallel School Glasgow 18 – 21 April 2014
The Glasgow School of Art and The Lighthouse
(It’s Not Very Nice That - Politics in Contemporary Graphic Design)
We invite you to Glasgow, where, over the course of 4.5 days, participants will come together to share each other’s knowledge and ideas.
Workshop #1 : Parallel Journeys
Document your method of travel and route to Glasgow. Collaborate, communicate, connect, come together. Stories will be shared and rewritten over drinks on Thursday evening.
Admission opens at
solar noon GMT 23rd February
Open call, places allocated on a first come basis.
Workshop Journal — Thank you!
Thanks everybody who took part in the Parallel School Berlin 2013.
It was a great week and we are happy to share the digital version of the Workshop Journal with you. Download the publication here.
Giulia Albarello, Anne Behrndt, Stephanie Brenner, Miriam Busch, Marina Porras Chassignet, Frauke Cordes, Sophie Dyer, Felix Ewers, Frederico Floeter, Malin Gewinner, Carolin Gießner, Robert Haselbacher, Lou Hillereau, Young Sam Kim, Josephine Peters, Robert Preusse, Stefanie Rau, Martin Reiche, Teresa Schönherr, Peggy Seelenmeyer, Radek Szczesniak, Till Wittwer, Inken Zierenberg
Diego Agulló, Eckhard Fürlus, Studio Manuel Raeder, Lea Martini
Stephanie Brenner, Robert Haselbacher, Robert Preusse, Stefanie Rau
Graebenbach Grotesk Mono by Wolgang Schwärzler
88 pages (b/w)
—Supported by:Fachschaftsrätekonferenz UdK Berlin,Interflugs – Autonome studentische Vorhaben,Klasse Visuelle Systeme
We just printed the journal to document the workshop.
Special thanks to Wolfgang Schwärzler for contributing his fabulous font Gräbenbach Grotesk Mono to Parallel School!
Thanks for the great week!
You can find more pictures on our Facebook page here. Soon we’ll upload the publication of the workshop!
Parallel School Lectures
We are happy to announce the public lectures during the Parallel School workshop in Berlin.
October 1st, 11 a.m.
Learning as an oscillatory movement:
journeying abroad and returning.
What kind of movement is learning? How is it connected with theory? Why is it important to move in order to avoid entropy?
The learning process is an oscillatory movement that is intrinsically connected with the original meaning of the word „theoria“: the experience of journeying abroad and returning.
In this lecture we will draw a flow chart that we will use as a tool to approach the processes of learning, practicing theory, transmission and exchange of knowledge and experiences, the phenomenon of cross-pollination, the mission of education, the double condition of being detached and engaged, crossing boundaries and mixing oneself with the world, positioning oneself from a critical distance, the embodiment of otherness…
October 2nd, 5 p.m.
Studio Manuel Raeder
Exploring alternative design approaches.
Studio Manuel Raeder is an interdisciplinary design studio based in Berlin, founded by Manuel Raeder in 2003. Studio Manuel Raeder currently consists of Heesun Seo, Santiago da Silva and Manuel Raeder.
The works have a wide range of formats exploring the boundaries between exhibitions, ephemera, books, type design, editing, publishing, to furniture design approaching them as carriers of information, or experimental devices to document or conceit narratives.
Universität der Künste Berlin
Medienhaus / Institut für transmediale Gestaltung
Grunewaldstraße 2–5, 10823 Berlin