A B O U T F B S P
Fernand Baudin Students Publications is a yearly event dedicated to editorial productions by students in Belgium, and connected to the international and professional scene.
Initiated by members of Fernand Baudin Prize (awarding the most beautiful Brussels and Wallonia books), this event aims to focus on research and reflexion around editorial practices, and brings together students from different superior art schools everywhere in Belgium. This event corresponds to a current and general regain of interest in editing, also visible in most superior art schools: new classes and Master specialized in editorial practices. More than another “most beautiful book award”, this event offers a less hierarchical and competitive model, and implies a real participation and reflexion of the students at many levels, from the event’s conception and organization to the exhibition, lectures, discussions and round tables taking place during the event.
The first editions – 2012 to 2014 – of F B S P are very important years, for they propose to think about the format of this new kind of event, and to shape it collectively, instead of imposing (an existing) one.
Fernand Baudin Students Publications 2013 – The Tools Issue will happen in March 2013, during the international art book fairs Paper/View and Artists Print in Brussels – connecting students and professional (common and divergent) problematics and practices.
The first edition of F B S P, Fernand Baudin Students Publications 2012 – A Proposal focussed on the notion of event, inquiring on the question: what kind of event exist around book making and thinking, and what can we imagine, for instance in the context of students practices?
Here are some views of last year's event – exhibition display, lectures, communication elements – and the cover of the upcoming publication documenting the project.
exhibition display at Komplot Brussels during Artists Print in March 2012
lectures – BookHerBerg
lectures – Delphine Bedel
flyers/bookmarks realized with laser engraved lino cut
Program realized with laser engraved lino cut
cover of the 2012 publication – offered in exchange of your support of F B S P project here!