RECIPES FOR CONNECTING
Just in time for the giving season, the A—Z Collective is launching a crowd-sourced, modular publication: RECIPES FOR CONNECTING on Thursday, November 23rd at A—Z at 19:00.
Recipes for Connecting is a project by the A—Z Collective, featuring “recipe” submissions from an international group of creatives, community builders, kids-at-heart, collectives, educators, and other cohorts who believe in the power of a simple idea to bring people closer together.
These “recipes” illustrate many different methods of connecting – offering practical social tools, humorous prompts, gentle reminders, alternative structures of communication, and scrumptious meals. Together they create a patchwork of insights into “connecting” on individual, interpersonal, human, non-human, and collective levels.
In the exhibition, over 60 different “recipes” pages are on display and available for purchase. Each visitor is invited to assemble chosen pages as they please, self-bind on-site, and create a personalized compendium. Visitors are also invited to contribute their own “recipes.”
The publication and display will be joined by special reading library and a series of events:
Sunday, November 12, 14:00-16:00
RECIPES FOR CONNECTING with The School for Somatic Design Practices, hosted by Emma Hoette, Sara Kaaman, Susan Sentler, Silvia Sfligiotti, Emily Smith, Vivien Tauchmann, Micaela Terk
Sunday, November 26, 12:00-16:00 (by invitation only!)
RECIPES FOR CONNECTING through Design Pedagogy, hosted by Lisa Baumgarten
Note: this event is in German and by invitation only. More infos here
Thursday, December 14, 19:00-21:00
RECIPES FOR CONNECTING through Reading Aloud with the Feminism(s) Reading Circle, Book of Love and Lovers, hosted by Emily Smith and Stephanie Marie Cedeño. Please RSVP here
We look forward to connecting with you all
♥ A–Z Collective
The A—Z Collective took shape in early 2023 with the purpose of exploring what we as designers might learn from a more conscious way
of working as a collaborative whole. We have since learned through ovarious projects, how an experimental approach to graphic design can provide new ways of practicing, playing, connecting, communicating, and depending on one another.
A—Z Collective Members: Alina Frieske, Anja Lutz, Emily Smith, Eunjung Kwak, Francesco Pini, Gregory Cowling, Ioana Ferariu, Kelly Diepenbrock, Lisa Baumgarten, Manuela Dos Santos, Pia Steiner, Sofia Harley. With special support by Jens Bauermeister.
With Recipe contributions by: Alex Jordan, Alina Frieske, Andrea Tinnes, Andreas Koch, Anja Lutz, Anne Christin Plate, April Gertler, Catrin Sonnabend, Claudia de la Torre, Clemens Gensch, Cindy Moorman, Daniel Pearce, Elaine Lopez, Eloise Hammermeister Smith, Emily Smith, Eunjung Kwak, Francesco Pini, Gregory Cowling, George Titheridge, Hanna Müller, Hounyeh Kim, Ivana Jecmenica, Josepha Conrad, Joshua Duttweiler, Judy Smith, Karen Ruge, Katherine May, Kristina Wedel, Lana Belton, Lan Kroeger, Laura Meseguer, Lisa Baumgarten, Maarten Janssen, Manuela Eichner, Marin Griffith, Mio Kojima, Molly Haig, Natalia Lombardo, Niklaus Troxler, Patrick Lacey, Paul Steinmann, Pia Steiner, Rachael Dunstan, Radna Rumping, Ramon Tejada, Sarah Boris, Sevinç Lenglachner, Siri Lee Lindskrog / Formal Setting, Silvia Sfligiotti, Sofia Harley, Stephanie Marie Cedeño, Susan Ploetz, Tulah Stanford.
Recipes for Connecting is printed on different colours of SURBALIN glatt 115 g/m² and 300 g/m², kindly provided by peyer cover. The cardboard was kindly provided by Druckerei zu Altenburg.