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Diary of a Kiosk Day 1

Congratulations to all the graduating students!!!! It was a crazy long day. The show was finally ready for guests, and guests there were. Quite a few. Lovely to see everyone spilling outside the building too, hanging out deep instead of rushing home after the day's work was over. Nice to meet the friends and family of students. Nice to see colleagues loosen up. As a whole, the school seemed dressed just a tiny bit fancier today (but not too much cos that would be, you know, trying too hard). All the sparkly socks, special jewelry, lipsticks, blazers, T-shirts with no holes, fancy pants. Fun to see people dance by the water as the evening wound to a close and the street was swept clean by the troopers from De Willem.

If you're at the WdKA these days for the Graduation Show, come to the Print Kiosk at the Blaak Building (stairwell between the first floor and the basement)from 11-14h. There you'll find printed information about the works in the show. Also, you can peruse the small care package we put together for them: a reading list, compiled by teachers of the Social Practice department and other friends, for a gap year, should they choose to take one after all their years of hard work.

Today we had a brief warm-up session to open the kiosk. Some student texts were still coming in, as they had more interesting things to think about (such as celebrating and adding finishing touches for the show), so we didn't print those out yet. Meanwhile, we set up the tables, laid out all the printed copies of the Gap Year Reading List selection (a MASSIVE print job of 75 contributed texts, 5 copies per text). We productively hung out with one of our new teachers for next year, Amy Wu, who brought a bunch of homemade invisible inks (and a nifty heat gun) along to test out steganography on our catalogue/reader cover paper. We ate gummy bears and shared them with passersby. We ran some last minute errands at Harolds, changed some diapers (one of our student volunteers brought her baby along). We helped people browse the collection, matching their interests with the material at hand.

To make public an unfinished process of preparation was a choice, in the context of a Graduation Show where final product is presented, finished, closed. It was a tiny reminder. Even after each year's cathartic finish, the work of education continues.

It was strange to be working while everyone else was celebrating. But also kind of nice to feel part of the show rather than a visitor. Hidden in a corner, in a well-lit stairwell, we put in some hours to make sure everything was ready for tomorrow, the actual opening of the kiosk program.

Come by from 11-14h, take a seat if you're tired, have a chat if you like, and ask us about the things we like to read. Graduates Nash Caldera--one of this year's Drempelprijs nominees--and Jorge Coffie will be there to keep it real. (They were the ones who did a joint performance on opening night, right outside the Blaak building, BTW).

So that's it for today's report from your friendly Print Kiosk, written by a real human.

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Ha ha ha good ...


I will include your texts as the last ones :)

The 'gap year reading list' is a great idea. I really like it. Here by my 50 cents...

Turner, Fred. From counterculture to cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the rise of digital utopianism. University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Baricco, Alessandro. De barbaren. Bezige Bij bv, Uitgeverij De, 2011.

Zuboff, Shoshana. "The secrets of surveillance capitalism." FAZ .NET 5 (2016): 2016.


Ah it’s good, I’ve got a whopping 73 texts in the end.
So one less is not gonna be a problem :)
I think we have a pretty interesting reader!

No indeed, I think I only had temporary rights to it then. Sorry...

This one is not working


Was email submission anyhow, there was no google drive hellfire to deal with. So yours are the last ones I’m accepting, total of 71 texts. Phew, that was a hell of a bibliography to put together. Still under construction but it will be done by wednesday fo sho. God i wish i wasn’t so obsessive with citation formats…

Completely forgot about this, do i still have time to add stuff?

Just in case...have sent it via this route as i cant work out how to send from google drive the other way!

Here's my gap year pick: chapter 3 of Marx's Capital vol I (<a href=",_Volume_I#Chapter_3:_Money,_or_the_Circulation_of_Commodities" class="uri">,_Volume_I#Chapter_3:_Money,_or_the_Circulation_of_Commodities</a>).

Chosen because my own personal downtime project has continually been to read the entirety of Capital vol I, and I've yet to make it past chapter 2 before life managed to get in the way. And for less personal and more universal reasons, because it pays to think critically about money, and what better time to do that in a gap year, when precarity might start to sting.

A question about one of the documents you submitted :)

The word document of Alastair Fuad-Luke:

Is this an excerpt from the book Design for the Good Society? It doesn’t seem to be in the table of contents, but I see tracked changed on the word document notes by the editor of the books, Max Bruinsma.

Is this a draft or something?
Trying to make a citation but don’t know how to credit it!

Yes iT is.
This version unfortunately with Max comments was the only text I could download.

Oh no problem, I actually prefer it with the editor’s comments!

I have understanding patriarchy :)
Will add

Coolies! Been having a bell hooks weekend. Maybe we should add some of her work too. She's been a light in my darkness and im sure students in their gap yr will need some enlightenment

lol, it all about being proud of it, the famous panach, cause if you miss that part even very shortly you immediatly feel kind of miserable.

Ja if you find them your the queeen, or els, maybe just mention them in the annonymous e mail, cause im not sure i can pass by WDKA, but i keep some titles any way to cheek, and maybe student will react the same. I will try to pass, cause it sounds very fun. I dont know aaaaaarg, nor monoskop, other think to go discover ;)

BTW, when are you crasy working time finishing (if it ever finish)? I want to ask you stg, but not when you are to busy,

ill try to look for these books you mention now, maybe they are available on aaaaaarg or monoskop or elsewhere on the interwebz

i also recently downloaded a chrome extension called Unpaywall which supposedly unlocks some stuff behind paywalls, but either i’m too techstupid to make it work or it hardly ever works

i very much enjoy reading your frenchglish emails, wouldn’t dream or dare to change a single word

my goal is to one day write emails in Dutch with your frenchglish panache!

You have this propriety to do it always a bit sharper...

did you get the pages of Pietroiusti, about un-fonctional thaughts, i asked XXXXXXX to send you???

It is to bad most of my book are in french, i would have make more picture for you,

After reading what the other gave, i found tilte i ll also like to mention: Stone Age Economy by Sahlins, Adventure by Agamben, the Manifesto of Lafargue Eloge de la paresse (about how we shouldnt work more than 5 houres a day ---- but you not, as you do a good job ;) --- btw, they mesure how much hunter-harvester work in day: in middle 4 houres a day)

Reading my part im almost shoked how much my unproffesionalism is now overflowing, lets keep it this way! The book i was mentioning are Tao To-KIng of Lao Tseu:

Who wants to shape the world
i see
won't manage it

The world, spiritual vase,
can not be shaped

Who will shape it,
will destroy it.

Who will hold it,
will lose it.

And the work of Zhuang Zi, without a tilte.
can you manage to add something?

hey there
defo downloaded all of them!
just forgot to include the email text in the talk page, will do so now :)

hola! thanks for the gap year summary pdf. i think you overlooked these links too :)
kkkkkk bai

Hello friendly colleagues who took the time to submit to the Gap Year Reading List!

Thanks for your generous contributions, they are appreciated :) (You may also be receiving this email because you are in the development team for this project).


We would like to print the consolidated emails I have received for this project, jumbled up a little for extra craziness, as part of the print package. Have edited out all the names, so no one knows really who wrote what (except when you identify yourself as the author of the text. Attached is the “analog talk page” for your perusal. Let me know if you are ok with this document being printed.


The GYRL will also be available for download during the graduation show (July 4–8). If you can’t download it during that time, let me know and I can send you a WeTransfer link.

OK, that’s it for now.

With care and on a Sunday,

So far.. 



Finally sending on a few for the list (take 'em or leave 'em). This project looks awesome.

James Baldwin, <a href="">The Creative Process</a>

Agnes Martin Writings. It's out of print but I've attached a few pdfs here.

Fred Moten <a href="">The Undercommons</a>, Ch. 2, "The University and the Undercommons" (might be better for older or more advanced students)

For lovers of theory Flusser's Towards a Philosophy of Photography...a real precursor to the digital. Flusser argues that content is created by the apparatus itself, the camera...Perhaps have read!

Is there any angle you are looking for?

And the mother lode!

Codex Seraphinianus, created by Luigi Serafini

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Some lezing material:

- The Birth of Chinese Feminism (<a href="" class="uri"></a>)

- Race, surveillance and empire (<a href="" class="uri"></a>)

- The Weavers and Their Information Webs: Steganography in the Textile Arts (<a href="" class="uri"></a>)

- dark matters (pdf: plz use introduction chapter)

- Design politics (pdf: plz use chapter 5 5. FORGERY: CRITICAL PRACTICES OF MAKING )

- colonial oversight (pdf)

- European others (pdf)


Carse, James. Finite and infinite games. Simon and Schuster, 2011.<a href=""></a>

Méda, Dominique. "New perspectives on work as value." Int'l Lab. Rev. 135 (1996): 633. <a href=""></a>

Flanagan, Mary. Critical play: radical game design. MIT press, 2009. <a href=""></a>

Sennett, Richard. The corrosion of character: The personal consequences of work in the new capitalism. WW norton & company, 1999. <a href=""></a>

Attached is my modest contribution.

With good and tender vibrations,

Thanks so matz frenz

You can share this polemic I wrote a year ago:

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Thanks for the detailed explanation, nice to read your opinion on that,
these subjects are very close to my interests and research!
Would be nice to talk a bit more at some point. For now just minor

Scharmer, C. Otto, and Katrin Kaufer. Leading from the emerging future: From ego-system to eco-system economies. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2013. <a href=""></a>

Minor comment regarding the doc about the project:

I don't quite get the "limit to 5 copies" workaround to copyright.

I mean... Either you reproduce thing without authorization and assume

it, or you don't? I'm not sure what the limit tries to do, it's not like

this will make unauthorized copying more acceptable. See what I mean?

No five copies doesn't make it more acceptable. But I do think that
limiting to five copies is, aside from a reference to the samizdat
rule of thumb of five equals published, a call for prudence in terms
of waste. Many people I know in the Philippines would find it a luxury to print even just the one copy. I try to print what I need. Surplus, excess for no good reason but the consumptive mania, all this I try to avoid.

I think this one can be generalised no matter what. The PDF printing habit, for sake of printing, is terrible. But I would say, why not being explicit about it then? Why not enforce the limit explicitly and make people aware of the material impact of the practice for the whole collection if waste is a concern?

And honestly as a publisher to me it would matter how many copies were pirated of what I produced. In fact, I often write really specific license clauses into my books that strictly limits what I find "acceptable" piracy, indicating people from certain professions who cannot copy, how many copies are allowed for sale or distribution, or even what maximum price the copies are to be sold at. It matters to me who pirates and for what reason. Also, it feels more interesting to allow people to write their own licensing agreements rather than stick to preformatted options. This is what I loosely refer to as copyother, neither left nor right, somewhere in (THE RADICAL IN-)between and from neither place at the same time.

Ah! That's basically my PhD :)

This approach was actually very popular and relatively widespread before Creative Commons started to normalize them and start experiment with generic, template based, licensing formulas tuned for different economic models.

Not that these quasilegal copyright extemporaneities are meant to be
followed, but the moving scale of piracy is usually a powerful
argument when you ask people for their material for free (even with
someone's permission, asking for free contribution I feel is somewhat
an act of piracy!). It's easier to convince people for free
contributions for a small edition, for a low sale price, for
educational purposes. I understand that it's not really in line with
trad-copyleft free distro mode of thinking, but I guess am seeing
things from the point of view of writers from places with much more
precarious situation than here. And for these brave, stubborn souls,
giving shit away for free is a luxury that they often cannot afford
but do anyway. Respect for their labor and the recognition of the real need for them to monetize it, regardless of what I think about the death of authorship, I guess is also a preoccupation.

Also close to what I wrote/write. I often give lectures on the
damages done by CC licensing on cultural production, and regularly try to explain that regardless of the many ideals and ideologies and intentions within proto-free and free culture, there are also issues that are never addressed. In a way, free cultural licensing is not necessarily a radical social gesture but can also be framed as a privileged practice and also symptomatic of ultra- and neo-liberal ideologies, including anarcho-capitalism.

Of course it's not a strict binary, but it's important that these tools are understood properly and be used by cultural producers in a strategic way. Sometimes it can be tactical to be very permissive and sometimes it can be tactical when exceptions and limits are set. The problem, especially in art schools, is that these legal mechanism are rarely
scrutinised and the culture of sharing is often reduced to learning how to put a ready-made CC license in your work.

Also tbh I like questioning people with arbitrary limits sometimes
just to test the waters of what's acceptable. It's a mix of reasons. But there are reasons. :)

I can see :)

please find my contribution in attachment.

First articles tot pop in my mind.. (first is in dutch / or are we sticking to English?.):

- Justin McGuirk, Urban Commons have radical potential, it’s not just about community gardens, the guardian, 15 juni 2015

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- George Monbiot, Finally, a breakthrough alternative to growth economics – the doughnut, the Guardian, 12 April 2017

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Montola, Markus, Jaakko Stenros, and Annika Waern. Pervasive games: theory and design. CRC Press, 2009.

Jaap Tielbeke, Een groene levensstijl is voor de bevoorrechte klasse, De Groene 8 nov 2017

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From Beyond Social itself:

Iris Schutten, artists and designers are redesigning business

Ana Dzokic and Marc Neelen, Business you can’t wait for

Bori Feher, How to make it work

Iris Schutten, Social design as a political act

Bori Feher: Long-term Engagement: The cloud factory

Teana Boston-Mammah and Nana Adusei-Poku, The brown bag lunch

Lizanne Dirkx, Systems thinking
Jessica Hammarlund Bergmann, Embed yourself

Sabrina Lindemann, Before and after

Afaina de Jong, Creating a more inclusie experience of space in general and urban space in specific

(Left out video’s (not printable) and projects (would be nice to choose projects from wdka graduation 2018)

I dont have much reading material on the computer, but i can find some piece of wise very old chinese books, i think will be interessing for a ex-student. But im not sure it is what you are looking for ; ). I also have a lot of references, or real books, buti dont know how i could find them in PDF.

All our texts are on paper, but maybe i can give you something in hand too, if it can be of any help... 

Well any way, about the old classical chinese book, i know a site where all of them are shown for free, i send you my selection (stop me if you are not interessed),

If you want to have a quite nice tea, better not come today to the reading room, but if you are interessed in other-ecomomics, or social practice of SidM.... then it is the good day.

nice concept! 

Hereby my contribution for the shadow library. Aesthetics in the Wild of lector Michel van Dartel will be send by Wetransfer.


i'll have a look and let you know.

And three other ones, only if they're needed.

All these texts are unpublished yet but will be published in 2018.

Hi, just a quick reply of first thing that comes to mind:

both are texts by Pablo Helguera, perhaps you know him? If not, its worth reading..


Education for Socially Engaged Art

(if you prefer to cut one chapter, choose "chapter I Definitions” p.7-11 of the pdf, or p.1-10 from the bookpagenumbers) 

For Social Practices, I propose my text Crapularity Hermeneutics:

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And maybe also its sequel, Crapularity Aesthetics (attached).

A co-authored, medium-length text on Open Design, published in the Design Journal, but also available online: <a href="" class="uri"></a>

You could also print the abstract of Participation is Risky as a teaser, to inspire someone to read the book: <a href="" class="uri"></a>


Dear (Social Practice) Teachers of Willem de Kooning Academy, Pedagogical Creatures, and Other Friends,

Some of you already know that WdKA Social Practice is putting together a Print Kiosk that will operate during next week’s graduation show, every day from 11-14h.

We will be printing and assembling build-it-yourself catalogues for the graduation show which will include:

1. Material written by students on their graduation work and uploaded to the <a href="">Beyond Social</a> platform


For # 2, I will need your brief assistance. This assistance is totally voluntary, BTW. If you’re not interested, you may ignore this email. If you are interested, yay!

Please send me reading material that fulfils this prompt:

If any of the graduating students want to take a break and do nothing for a gap year (after they graduate), what reading material would you recommend for them during this time?

How to submit:

Just email them to me directly! 


1. It doesn’t have to be material you have written. Can be essays or book excerpts or comic strips or newspaper articles that you find interesting.

2. That being said, material you have written is much appreciated. It will be good for students and visitors to know a bit more about the research interests and work of our faculty and collaborators/partners.

3. We won’t be able to print out entire books, so excerpts from books are better. If you are lazy to make a new PDF, that’s cool, just send me the whole book and specify which pages you want me to extract.

4. No need to write anything new. Just pull from your archive :)


If you want to find out more about how the items will be printed, assembled, and distributed, attached is a more complete description of the project. 


The texts will be available on our shadow library only for the duration of the graduation show. BUT we might activate the shadow library again for other Beyond Social/ Social Practice events. So keep in mind that you are contributing to a library that will appear, disappear, reappear, be modified, be printed from time to time, as a whole or in excerpts.Your contributions will be anonymous.

The shadow library concept is under construction and development with Manetta Berends and <a href="">Iris Schutten</a>. 

It only takes a few minutes to contribute something. Hope you can find time to help build our baby shadow library :)

With care,



They come to the outpost, which will be open from 11–14h every day. 

They pick what they want from a list of reading material on Beyond Social. (Volunteers will be there to help.)

They press print. 

They collate.

They pick one of the pre-printed RISO covers designed by Hardworking Goodlooking. 

They staple/fasten stuff together. 

They have built their own catalogue.

Warm Up (Mock Up) with Amy Wu (Zine Camp)

July 4, Wednesday

We will print out mock-ups/reading copies of different content combinations/thicknesses so people can see the possibilities that our print-your-pleasure reading list provides. Amy will be personalising the mock-up covers with steganographic messages (invisible ink). If you’d like to come draw your own bathroom graffiti/secret messages, come hang out. No, we will not be giving a workshop. Yes, we will be serving gummy bears.

Regular Outpost Hours

July 5–8 (Thursday to Sunday)


Blaak Building.
Stairwell leading to the basement, by the red lockers.



We are setting up a print queue page on Beyond Social website where people can construct their own graduation show “catalogue,” which will include the ff material for print:

1.     Student works in the graduation show

Information re: each student’s graduation work is now being uploaded by students themselves on the Beyond Social platform. 

2.     Student theses nominated for the research/thesis prize

3.     Gap Year Reading List

The GYRL will be a collection of essays, excerpts, and other etceteras suggested by the teachers of Social Practice and other friends of WdKA. The prompt for sending in material to reading list: If any of these students should choose to do nothing for a gap year, what is the essential reading they should take with them? 

You can suggest essays or other research written by you or anyone else, past student work you find interesting, newspaper clippings, meme collections, parts of books (not the whole book pliz, cos that would be kinda tough to print), and any other relevant etceteras. Please credit your sources as/when possible, even if it’s just stolen from reddit. We will not be making editorial decisions, except if you submit, uh, questionable material without specifying a good reason for handing it in (i.e., porn, racist stuff, etc…).

Each item from the GYRL will be printed 5 times per day, after which it will be removed from the reading list print queue if it does not specify it is for free distribution. Ethical pirates should be considerate of author rights even while they are being trespassed. Anyway, according to the samizdat rule of thumb, an item can be considered published once five copies of it have been printed and distributed. 

Student works will be printed in unlimited copies, while paper/ink supply lasts.

DISCLAIMER: All items sent will be uploaded to an appearing/disappearing/reappearing shadow library, operated itinerantly as part of different Beyond Social events. None of these items will ever be sold in exchange for money. By submitting things to our shadow library, you agree to share them in an open source manner and increase access to bodies of knowledge, often kept locked behind paywalls or simply languishing on your hard drive.