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Southland Institute
Open Curriculum
Fall 2020 / Spring 2021

Intersecting Architectures | Upcoming Spring 2021 sliding-scale open-curriculum seminar and workshops:

Making Space / Space Making

with Edie Fake

May 15 and 16, 2021

Recent public discussions:

Fungibility, residuals, and provenance: considering non-fungible tokens (NFTs)

part of a stone's throw public discussion series:

March 27, 2021, 11am PDT (UTC -7)

Subject to Change: Syllabus as Publication A conversation with Collective Question (Chris Lee, Julie Niemi, Steven Chodoriwsky)

part of PMVABF Classroom Programming:

February 25, 2021, 2pm PST / 5pm EST

Fair's fair: Documents of Agreement (from Artist's Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale to collective bargaining in the industries of art and academia

part of a stone's throw public discussion series:

February 27, 2021, 12pm PST / 3pm EST

Recent open-curriculum workshops and seminars:

Structure to Light: an Introduction to Architectural Photography

with Janna Ireland

April 10 and 24, 2021

Punctual Momentum: on the dot, down the line

with Adam Feldmeth

8 weeks: March 21-May 9, 2021

Shifting Architectures: Modularity and System in Typeface Design

with Jaimey Shapey

4 weeks: March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2021


with Mindy Seu and Laura Coombs

December 5 and 12, 2020

Website as Community Garden

with Neil Doshi and Joe Potts

November 21, 2020


with Adam Feldmeth

October 20-December 1

Surroundings to Scale

with Maria Lisogorskaya from Assemble

cardboard models by assemble
October 24 and 31

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The Southland Institute is an unaccredited two-year postgraduate graphic design workshop and evolving public online repository of educational resources, built around a central curricular helix consisting of the tools, processes, histories, and discourses of typography, graphic design and critical art-making. It is also intended to be a forum for inquiry into the processes, potentials, and complications of education and its attendant structures and systems.