Wednesday 07th January 2015, 19h 

Exhibition opening 

The Inside and the Outside of a Book

A presentation by Brandon LaBelle (Errant Bodies)


Friday 09th January 2015, 19h


Publishing in the Realm of Plant Fibres and Electrons

A lecture by Brett Bloom (Temporary Services)


Thursday 15th January 2015, 19h

Self-Publishing – The New Economy of the Book

A lecture by Delphine Bedel (Metabook)



Self-publishing with simple means is a common endeavour, and the less money is available, the greater the enthusiasm seems to be. But the distribution and perception of small print publications can quickly reach limits. The relevant know-how about the intricacies of book publishing is not something to be taken for granted. So Drucken Heften Laden will analyse and discuss the conditions and possibilities for independent publishing in the context of art and city (politics). The exhibition presents a temporary archive, with selected nGbK titles published since 1969 and contemporary books and journals. Running parallel to this is a three-day closed workshop, the themes and results of which will be integrated in the public series of events.



Participating publishers:

adocs, Hamburg
Architektur in Gebrauch, Berlin
Archive Books, Berlin
Michael J. Baers, Berlin
Books People Places, Berlin
Botopress, Berlin
Edition Bernward Reul, Berlin
Ernst und Mund, Leipzig
Errant Bodies, Berlin/Los Angeles
form und sinn, Berlin
Fulcrum, London
image-shift, Berlin
Wolfgang Kil, Berlin
Metabooks, Amsterdam/Berlin
metroZones, Berlin
nGbK, Berlin
Revolver Publishing, Berlin
Scriptings/Achim Lengerer, Berlin
Spector Books, Leipzig
Temporary Services/Half Letter Press, Chicago/Copenhagen
The Green Box, Berlin
von hundert, Berlin
ztscrpt, Wien/Berlin


nGbK Project group:
Erik Göngrich, Heimo Lattner, Katja Reichard, Ines Schaber, Peter Schmidt, Florian Wüst