LORAINE FURTER

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Loraine Furter (Lausanne – CH, 1988) works in the artistic and cultural field. Her practice is situated at the crossroads of art, design and editing/curating.
Born in Switzerland, she lives in Brussels, Belgium since 2007.
Her graphic design education allowed her to experiment with different forms of critical design, as well as other surrounding practices, such as editing and curating. She is now specialised in editorial and publishing practices.
In her work, she designs and edits paper publications as well as web and digital ones, and is particularly interested in the interaction between these media.
Early on, the connection between theory and practice became evident in her work, as well as a strong interest in transversal, cross and multi-disciplinary approaches.
Research is now entirely part of her work, which combines hybrid, written and visual productions.
Loraine’s practice often involves the organisation of exhibitions and other events. Her work also implies collaborations with people from other disciplines, bringing different approaches and points of view.
Each new project is for her the occasion to explore new tools and develop specific tools – production tools and tools for thinking.
Inspired by Open Source practices, release early, release often, she gives great importance to sharing her work and research, and is often involved in workshops organisation and lectures.
She now mostly works on critical writing and designing.

languages


FR (native)

EN (fluent)

IT (good)

NL (good)

DE (good)

Wikipedia edition (fluent)

Front-end

HTML5 (fluent)

CSS3/LESS (fluent)

JS/JQuery (fluent)

BOOTSTRAP (fluent)

web-to-print

+ responsive (fluent)

Back-end

METEOR (good)

Wordpress (good)

contact


studio(at)lorainefurter.net

121, rue de Flandre
1000 Bruxelles
0032 488 583 018
0041 79 873 45 53

works/writings published in


“Collaborative Type Design”, in Taking a Line for a Walk, assignments in design education, Emilia Bergmark and Nina Paim (upcoming 2016).

Printed Web #3, Paul Soulellis (ed), 2015.

“Specimen”, Libre Graphics magazine n°2.3, 2015. PDF

“Expanded Publication — rethinking the conceptions and uses of publishing today, from 2D to DDD”, Open Books, Sophie Demay and Charlotte Cheetham (eds), 2015. online version

“Editions – Publications”, in Living Space – Surface Habitable, Chaumont’s International Poster and Graphic Design Festival, June 2014. PDF

Design research periodical Azimuts number 37, published by the Cité du Design de Saint-Étienne, 2013.

This is not a Most Beautiful Books Competition - Fernand Baudin Students Publications, 2013



Catalogue de la Houle 2012/2013, Les éditions de la Houle, “Conversations”, p.21-33.

Questions/questions - On art & design education - a corpus of international design projects, published by Charlotte Cheetham & Samuel Bonnet, November 2012

Why the fuck bother? Why write, print, publish - why make books? Master Thesis, erg, 2012.



March 2017

graphic design

Graphic design for the conference Deconstruction, an international symposium on off-site seuse in architecture at TU Delft, in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut. Booklet and website, designed with web open source tools (HTML, CSS, JS), at the core of which is the idea of re-use, modification and re-distribution.

March 2017

curating

Curating the 2017 edition of Art+Feminism Brussels, as part of an international series of events around Women’s Day.

March 2017

workshop

Teaching hybrid specimen workshop for graphic design students at eracom Lausanne. (website)

February 2017

Moderation of a debate at the Fig. Festival, first edition of the international graphic design festival in Liège.

January 2017

Lecture on cyberfeminism with Laurence Rassel at Université des femmes, Brussels.

Since November 2015

graphic design

Graphic design for the project Just For The Record, with Sarah Magnan.

January-August 2016

graphic design

Graphic design for the project Wiki Loves Art.

Since February 2015

Member of the Hybrid Publishing Group, research and development collective based in Berlin.

September 2015

workshop

Public Domain design workshop with Ellen Lupton’s students at MICA Baltimore. In collaboration with Eric Schrijver. (website)

December 2015

editorial design

Newspaper design and exhibition, project HALTE, as part of the Curating The Station residencies in Recyclart Brussels. Coproduced by Recyclart and the ULB architecture research lab hortence, in collaboration with Elsa Maury, Anne-Laure Iger and orthodoxe.

May 2015

book design

Book design for Simon Worthington & the Hybrid Publishing Consortium. Printed edition coming soon / PDF.

April 2015

workshop

Design for the “Collaborative Open Source type design” workshop with Ellen Lupton’s students at MICA Baltimore, in collaboration with Eric Schrijver. (website)

April 2015

workshop

Collaborative Open Source type design workshop with Ellen Lupton’s students at MICA Baltimore. In collaboration with Eric Schrijver. (website)

March 7-8th 2015

Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon
Organisation of the Brussels edition of the worldwide edit-a-thon initiated by Art+Feminism New York, in collaboration with F/LAT Brussels. ART+FEMINISM BOOKSHELF

February 2015

Visual essay (writing + design) for the Libre Graphics magazine 2.3 entitled “SPECIMEN” – on a new approach to (Open Source) fonts specimen. PDF.

December 2014

Collaboration on book layout (Etherpash + Inkscape) during the booksprint for Conversations, edited by Femke Snelting in collaboration with Christoph Haag. PDF

December 2014

Curator of the exhibition Wanderbibliothek at Rosa Brux, Brussels, with Clovis Duran. Retrospective show of the books awarded by the Fernand Baudin Prize + exhibition of historical and new versions of wooden crates bookshelves that the Bibliothèque Pour Tous (Library for All) used at the begining of last Century to spread its books through the whole of Switzerland, by cart and on donkeys’ back.

September 11th 2014

Presentation and panel discussion during the Préambulle at Bibliomedia library center Lausanne, with authors Malika Ferdjoukh and Cati Baur.

June 2014

Organisation of a symposium and a round table on periodical publications during the Fernand Baudin Prize exhibition at PointCulture Brussels.

June 2014

workshop

Teaching workshop “Let’s Think Out Loud” during the International Graphic and Poster Festival in Chaumont, France with graphic designer Manuela Dechamps Otamendi.

June 2014

Text for the “publication” part of the catalogue of the exhibition “Living Space” the International Graphic and Poster Festival in Chaumont, France. PDF

January-April 2014

Web design and development for the website SPECIMEN showing different Open Source typefaces, with a great attention to their history and their references.
(Meteor, HTML, CSS, JS)

January-February 2014

Web design and development for the Fernand Baudin Prize website.
(HTML, CSS, JS, Django)

November 24th 2013

Organisation of “Publishing & digital technologies”, a public encounter with Silvio Lorusso at Variable F/LOSS Arts Lab Brussels, in the series of events “Fernand Baudin Meeting”.

September 2013

Editing and design for F B S P catalogue: released!

August 2013 - …

Web design and development for Préambulle, a yearly event around comics in Lausanne (Switzerland) http://preambulle.ch/.
The website is inspired by the comics’ codes, and the similarities between web and comics design. The use of pages, the division of a content into boxes that structure and articulate it, boxes into boxes, etc. It proposes an interaction between the screen and the (browser’s) print version.
(Meteor, HTML, CSS, JS)

June-July 2013

Collaboration on a project by Åbäke, Charlotte York and Tania Garduño Israde, during their residency at Bains Connective (Brussels). Poster design. Presented during a performance at Galerie Alberta Pane (Paris) on July 6th 2013.

April 17-19th 2013

workshop

Teaching workshop “Play the Art Book Scene” at Sint-Lukas Brussel – FBSP workshop in collaboration with Esther Le Roy.

March 28th 2013

Lecture on the Most Beautiful Swiss Books catalogues, for “Livres Parlés”, during the Most Beautiful Swiss Books and Dieter Roth’s books exhibition at erg Gallery.

March 23d 2013

Organisation of a dinner with performances and interventions (Åbäke and OSP Print Party) at Komplot Brussels.

March 22-23d 2013

book fair

Curating the installation “F B S P bureau” at Artists Print art book fair at Komplot Brussels.

March 22d 2013

presentation

Presentation of the F B S P project for Open Course/Open Source at erg Brussels.

March 5th 2013

workshop at Variable

Organisation of the workshop “Open/Other Tools” (for publishing) at Variable, house of Constant vzw, Arts and Media association Brussels.

February 16th 2013

workshop at Théophile’s Papers

Organisation of the workshop “Distribution as a Tool” at the bookshop Théophile’s Papers Brussels.

November 2012

Visual identity for F B S P with Open Source software (Inkscape, Scribus, GraphViz, FontForge) & Web design, development and editing for F B S P website, http://fbsp.net/.
(Meteor, HTML, CSS, JS)

March 2012

Curating an exhibition and organisation of lectures and debates during the art book fair Artists Print at Komplot Brussels.

June 2011

Jury exhibition at erg Gallery.

May 2011

Graphic design for the catalogue of the exhibition Solid Objects – Sylvie Eyberg and Raphaël Van Lerberghe at erg Gallery, Brussels + a series of artists books, in collaboration with Alexis Jacob and the artists.

March 2011

Curating of the event Multiples during the open doors of erg (workshop, exhibition, catalogue), in collaboration with Marie Lécrivain and Elsa Maury.

March 2010

Organisation and scenography for the bookshop erg.edit Store during the open doors of erg, in collaboration with Émeline Brûlé.
(last picture: Théophile’s Papers)

2009-2010

Editing and design of a publication for erg, “Erg Folio”, presenting works from the school’s students.

November 2010

Lecture on self-publishing during a round table on contemporary graphic design at ERBA, Rennes.

NEWS


Follow our collective Just For The Record, initiated and designed in collaboration with Sarah Magnan, Mia Melvaer and Myriam Arseneault Goulet! A project addressing how gender is represented in new media and writing/publishing tools like Wikipedia, and what influence this has on the way history is recorded. http://justfortherecord.space/

Wiki Loves Art is open to all. Wiki Loves Art is a series of participative events that shed light on cultural heritage. Wiki ♥ art, museums and their conservators, curators, exhibition designers, guides, handlers, keepers, librarians, mount-makers, receptionists, registrars, researchers, restorers, visitors… all the cultural actors that help making culture available to a wide audience. Wiki Loves Art stands for an open and shared culture. Wiki Loves Art can be a tool. Wiki Loves Art is collaborative. Wiki Loves Art is made with you!
http://www.wiki-loves-art.be/

Works published in The Library of the Printed Web 3, by Paul Soulellis, with essays by Silvio Lorusso and an interview with Alexander Galloway. Printed edition / PDF.

Loraine Furter Studio

Independent graphic researcher. Publications (print, digital, hybrid), developement of identities, flyers and posters.
Freelance front-end web developer: graphic design, integration, responsive layout, multi-format works (websites, web applications, digital publishing).

Since 2015

Programming for the Hybrid Publishing Consortium, project of the Hybrid Publishing Lab, part of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg Innovations-Inkubator. Front-end development.

Since January 2012

F B S P

Initiator of the Belgian research project Fernand Baudin Students Publications (exhibitions, lectures, debates, workshops and publications).

October 2013-January 2015

Prix Fernand Baudin Prijs

Coordinator of the 2014 edition of Prix Fernand Baudin Prijs – Most Beautiful Books in Brussels and Wallonia, project dedicated to contemporary book making. (organisation, communication, project development)

June-July 2013

Collaboration on a project by Åbäke, Charlotte York and Tania Garduño Israde, during their residency at Bains Connective (Brussels). Poster design. Presented during a performance at Galerie Alberta Pane (Paris) on July 6th 2013.

September-December 2012

Working at castillo/corrales, amazing independent gallery/publishing house/reference bookstore in Paris.

March 7-8th 2015

Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon
Organisation of the Brussels edition of the worldwide edit-a-thon initiated by Art+Feminism New York, in collaboration with F/LAT Brussels. ART+FEMINISM BOOKSHELF

June 2014

Curator of the “publication” part of the exhibition “Living Space” the International Graphic and Poster Festival in Chaumont, France.

March 2011

Curating of the event Multiples during the open doors of erg (workshop, exhibition, catalogue), in collaboration with Marie Lécrivain and Elsa Maury.

research

February-July 2015

Research associate of the Hybrid Publishing Consortium, project of the Hybrid Publishing Lab, part of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg Innovations-Inkubator.

January 14th 2015

Presentation on mobile bookshops during a seminar on a former bookshop in Brussels’ Congress Station, invited by hortence lab for theory, history and critique in architecture.

September 15th 2014

Participation in the workshop "When publishing becomes interactive" with Michel Reilhac, organised by PILEn.

July 2d-4th 2014

Invited to the working session “Standards in Multi-format Publishing Workflows” in the Hybrid Publishing Lab, Innovation Inkubator, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany.

September 6th 2014

Participation in the workshop "Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon" organised by artist Caroline Palla, at Corner College Zürich.

April 2d 2014

Participation in the workshop “Template this!” during the 9th Annual Libre Graphics Meeting in Leipzig, with Minuette Le, Ulrike Gollner (designers, Hybrid Publishing Lab) and Simon Worthington (Hybrid Publishing Consortium, Mute Magazine).

lectures

February 2017

Moderation of a debate at the Fig. Festival, first edition of the international graphic design festival in Liège.

January 2017

Lecture on cyberfeminism with Laurence Rassel at Université des femmes, Brussels.

June 2014

Presentation and moderation of a round table during the International Graphic and Poster Festival in Chaumont, France.

April 3d 2014

Presentation at the 9th Annual Libre Graphics Meeting, Leipzig: “Specimen – a web project on Open Source fonts”.

March 5th 2014

Moderating a debate on self-publishing at Sint-Lukas Brussels, with bookshop owner Andrea Copetti (Tipi bookshop) and artists Elisabeth Tonnard (ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative) and Vincent Delbrouck.

April 5th 2013

Lecture “Social Life Around the Book”, for This Book - series of skype lectures at Corner College in Zürich Switzerland.

September 12th 2012

Lecture at CIVA Brussels for “Typologie et nouveaux enjeux du design graphique”, conferences organised by MAD Mode And Design Brussels.
Redaction and editing of the information folder.

November 2010

Lecture on self-publishing during a round table on contemporary graphic design at ERBA, Rennes.

October 13th 2014

Lecture at Corner College Zürich, “At the edge of meaning – A lecture about and with Fernand Baudin”.

editing and coordination

2015

Essay for the second edition of Open Books, Sophie Demay and Charlotte Cheetham (eds): “Expanded Publication — rethinking the conceptions and uses of publishing today, from 2D to DDD” and corresponding (expanded) web version.

December 2014

Editing at the booksprint for Conversations, publication presenting an extensive collection of conversations between developers and designers involved in the wider ecosystem of Libre Graphics, edited by Femke Snelting in collaboration with Christoph Haag.

June 2014

Coordination of the publication “Variable – Free Libre Open Source Software Arts Lab” for the Arts and Media association Constant vzw, in collaboration with graphic designers OSP.

February 2012

Transcription and translation from English to French for the catalogue of Prix Fernand Baudin Prijs 2011.

Since November 2011

Prix Fernand Baudin Prijs

Member of the committee of Prix Fernand Baudin Prijs.

teaching

February-June 2016

Lecturer: History of the book, illustration and graphic design & contemporary publishing classes, Royal Acamdemy of Brussels, Belgium.

Since February 2014

Lecturer: Publishing class, Visual communication in the cultural field, Arts2 School of Arts, Mons, Belgium.

September-December 2013

Lecturer: erg.edit publishing Master class, erg – école de recherche graphique, Brussels.

workshops

March 2017

workshop

Teaching hybrid specimen workshop for graphic design students at eracom Lausanne. (website)

September 2015

workshop

Public Domain design workshop with Ellen Lupton’s students at MICA Baltimore. In collaboration with Eric Schrijver. (website)

April 2015

workshop

Collaborative Open Source type design workshop with Ellen Lupton’s students at MICA Baltimore. (website)

November 24-28th 2014

workshop

Teaching eBook-workshop for graphic design students at eracom Lausanne. (website)

November 14th 2014

workshop

Co-leading workshop "DESIGNING THE BOOK OF THE FUTURE" at the Center for Digital Cultures, with Eric Schrijver and the Hybrid Publishing Consortium, organised by the Hybrid Publishing Lab.

June 2014

workshop

Teaching workshop “Let’s Think Out Loud” during the International Graphic and Poster Festival in Chaumont, France with graphic designer Manuela Dechamps Otamendi.

February 25-28th 2014

workshop

Teaching book-making workshop for graphic design students at Artesis Antwerp. (FBSP workshop in collaboration with Esther Le Roy.)

December 9-13th 2013

Teaching hybrid publishing workshop at eracom Lausanne, creating digital catalogues for the Most Beautiful Swiss Books. (website)

October 4-7th 2013

Teaching book-making workshop at Sint-Lukas Brussels. (FBSP workshop in collaboration with Esther Le Roy.)

education

2007-2012

Diploma of Master of Visual Arts specialized in: Graphic politics and experimentation, editorial design /erg.edit: politics of the multiple, option typography, erg, École de Recherche Graphique, Brussels. Graduated with “High Honours”.

2006-2007

University of Lausanne, Faculty of Letters: Art history and History and esthetics of cinema, first year of licence.
Credits obtained: 60/60 ECTS.

2003-2006

Baccalaureat at Gymnase du Bugnon in Lausanne, specific option Visual Arts.

awards & distinctions

2012

Graduated with “High Honours” at Master in Visual Arts and “Very High Honours” at the end of Master’s jury.

2006

Visual Arts Prize from Département de la Formation et de la Jeunesse (DFJ) of Canton de Vaud – Gymnase cantonal du Bugnon, Lausanne.
Visinand Prize – Gymnase cantonal du Bugnon, Lausanne.

Dear visitor,

This website is a tool I developed to generate different CVs and corresponding biographies, according to the context and the roles required.
A tool for you, visitor, to browse through my work along different axes. A tool for the user (including me) to construct an overview of my work, and generate a print/pdf version directly from the browser.

Take care,

Loraine