This is Sara Kaaman (Girls Like Us & MMS)
Paper Food Rooms
A series of public events accompanying the exhibition Off the Grid, organised by the staff and teachers of Graphic Design at KASK – School of Arts Gent.
This talk is a walk through some historical spaces and methods of feminist publishing, rooms (pages) of hope and desire. Looking at – and dreaming of – printed matter produced as / for transformation and coming-together, and how fragile paper objects can create new possibilities and ways of being in the world. The materiality of print meets the materiality of our bodies and we will be surrounded by tender captions, margins, ads, footnotes…
Sara Kaaman is a graphic designer based in Stockholm, Sweden, interested in the politics and poetry of publishing on screen and paper. She is the graphic designer, and co-editor with Jessica Gysel, Katja Mater and Marnie Slater, of the Brussels-based magazine Girls Like Us. With Maryam Fanni and Matilda Flodmark she forms the research collective MMS, researching the historiography of graphic design from feminist perspectives. She is Senior Lecturer of Graphic Design and co-directs the BA program with Catherine Anyango Grünewald at Konstfack University of Art, Craft & Design in Stockholm.