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REDO#5: 10.10.2015

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We would like to invite you to celebrate the fourth edition of REDO, the annual International Graphic Design Conference in Prishtina, Kosovo. REDO is a three­-day event that brings together designers from around the world to create a discourse around the various issues within the practice of graphic design.

Through a series of talks, workshops, books, and tours of the city, REDO provides an opportunity for designers to get together in and around the city of Prishtina.


Åbäke (FR)
Julia Born (CH)
Experimental Jetset (NL)
Cornel Windlin (CH)
Helsinki Type Studio (FI)


Dent-­de-­Leone (UK)
Drawing Room Confessions (UK)


National Library of Kosovo
Modelarium – Faculty of Architecture, University of Prishtina
Dit' e Nat'
EU Info Centre


€10 for the full conference.
Tickets can be purchased at Dit' e Nat' (Prishtina) & MIQT Pub (Prishtina) starting from October 23.
For reservations, send an email to with your name and surname.


FRIDAY 31.10.2014

20:00 — 24:00
Dent–de–Leone (UK)
Drawing Room Confessions (UK)
Location: Dit' e Nat'

SATURDAY 01.11.2014

15:00 — 16:00
Location: Modelarium — Faculty of Architecture

16:00 — 17:00
Location: Modelarium — Faculty of Architecture

SUNDAY 02.11.2014

15:00 — 16:00
Location: National Library

16:00 — 17:00
Location: National Library

17:00 — 18:00
Location: National Library


Friday — Sunday
(31.10.– 02. 11. 2014)
15 Participants
Closed for audience
Location: EU Info Centre

GETTING TO PRISHTINA (to Prishtina Airport) (to Skopje Airport)


Hostel Han
The White Tree
Hotel Sirius


Conference Team
Nita Salihu, Valon Sopi, Yll Rugova, Albian Gagica, Vigan Hoxha, Arian Rexhepi, Agon Ceta, Bardhi Haliti.

Programme Curated by
Bardhi Haliti

Project Coordinator
Vigan Hoxha

REDO Drawings
Stefan Marx

Web Engineering
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Supported by
Municipality of Prishtina
Limak Kosovo
Embassy of Switzerland
Embassy of France
Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport
Meridian Corporation

National Library of Kosovo
Modelarium – Faculty of Architecture, University of Prishtina
Dit' e Nat'
EU Info Centre
Paper Communications
MDA - Management & Development Associates

Prishtina Insight

International Graphic Design Conference
St. Rexhep Luci 1/6
Prishtina 10000
Republic of Kosovo
+386 49 278 299


Linda van Deursen (NL)
Gregor Huber & Ivan Sterzinger (CH)
Stefan Marx (DE)
Our Polite Society (NL/SE)
Angry Youth (RKS)

Visar Arifaj (RKS)
Tabi Aziri (MKD)
Ajdin Bašić (SLO)
Agon Çeta (RKS)
Nikola Djurek (CRO)
Aslak Gurholt Rønsen (NOR)
Visar Ulaj (RKS/SE)

Albian Gagica (RKS)
Fisnik Ismaili (RKS)
Jeton Morina (RKS/AL)
Yll Rugova (RKS)
Kushtrim Xhakli (RKS)
Vasjen Katro (ALB)
Valon Sopi (RKS)

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The first time Francesco Spampinato heard the word ÅBÄKE dates back to 2002, associated with electronic music label Kitsuné, which is also a quintessential parisienne fashion brand. In fact Kitsuné is just one galaxy – collateral and not even representative – of the Åbäke universe, a London-based design studio behind which lurk Patrick Lacey, Benjamin Reichen, Kajsa Ståhl and Maki Suzuki. Active since 2000, the Royal College of Art alumni count clients like the British Council and the Serpentine Gallery, and collaborations with fashion designers such as Hussein Chalayan and Maison Martin Margiela, artists such as Ryan Gander, Johanna Billing and Martino Gamper, and bands such as Air and Daft Punk.

As the term Åbäke suggests, however, the Swedish word for a large and cumbersome object, Francesco suspects that the group supports the burden of design on commission only to learn rules and conventions that it is happy to deconstruct at other times. Åbäke, indeed, is also responsible for meta-design projects, independent, transdisciplinary, strictly collective and often participatory: the dialogical digital platform for architecture Sexymachinery (2000-2008), the relational culinary events of Trattoria (2003), the publishing project Dent-De-Leone (2009), the propaganda for the imaginary Victoria & Alferd Museum (2010), and the spy agency Åffice Suzuki (2010).

For Åbäke constantly attracts the attention of the art world: most of its projects do not certainly meet criteria of functionality, but raise questions about how design conveys the forms of transmission of culture. Publications, curatorship, talks and workshops, indeed, are integral part of their activities. So when Spampinato invites the group to be part of his book on art collectives, Åbäke agrees to contribute if Francesco writes in exchange this biography, inserting himself, "so it isn’t authorless," in third person, putting thereby in crisis the role of the critic and the conditions under which he normally associates intellectual values to cultural phenomena.,,,,,,

Åbäke (FR)

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Julia Born is a Swiss designer living in Berlin. After graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2000 she started her own practice in Amsterdam before relocating to Berlin in 2012. She has produced work for a variety of cultural clients such as the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Royal Dutch post TNT, Centre Culturel Suisse in Paris, Casco Office for Art, Design and Theory, Kunsthalle Basel, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, and most recently documenta 14 under the artistic direction of Adam Szymczyk. The work, developed in close dialogue with institutions, curators and artists, includes books, magazines, exhibition design, identites and more.

Apart from commissioned work she has continuously collaborated with other designers and artists on investigative projects, such as photographer Uta Eisenreich, fashion designer Joff, and choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis. These projects revolve around the subject of language and representation.

She teaches graphic design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, was appointed critic in graphic design at Yale School of Arts in 2008 and is visiting lecturer at various art and design institutes throughout Europe. From 2003 to 2007 she has been a jury member of “The Most Beautiful Swiss Books” competition.

On the occasion of the Inform Award for Conceptural Design, she produced her first solo show and the catalogue “Title of the Show”, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig. Among other prizes she received the Jan Tschichold Prize in 2011. Her work has been exhibited internationally.

Julia Born (CH)

Julia Born
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Experimental Jetset is an Amsterdam-based graphic design studio founded in 1997 by Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers and Danny van den Dungen. Focusing on printed matter and site-specific installations (and describing their methodology as "turning language into objects"), Experimental Jetset have worked on projects for Stedelijk Museum CS (SMCS), Purple Institute, Centre Pompidou, Dutch Post Group (PTT, KPN, TPG, TNT, PostNL), Réunion des Musées Nationaux (RMN), Le Cent Quatre (104), De Theatercompagnie (DTC), Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux (CAPC), Bureau Europa (NAiM), and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Their work has been featured in group exhibitions such as 'Graphic Design: Now in Production' (Walker Art Center, 2011) and 'Ecstatic Alphabets / Heaps of Language' (MoMA, 2012). Solo exhibitions include 'Kelly 1:1' (Casco Projects, Utrecht, 2002) and 'Two or Three Things I Know About Provo' (W139, Amsterdam, 2011, and the Moravian Gallery in Brno, 2012).

In 2007, a large selection of work by Experimental Jetset was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), for inclusion in the MoMA permanent collection. Other institutes that acquired work from Experimental Jetset include Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), SFMOMA (San Francisco), Art Institute of Chicago, Museum für Gestaltung (Zürich), Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Paris), and the Cooper Hewitt (NYC).

Members of Experimental Jetset have been teaching at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (2000–2010, and 2013–2014), and are currently teaching at the Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem (2013–now).

Experimental Jetset (NL)

Experimental Jetset
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Having completed his graphic design studies at the Lucerne College of Art and Design, Cornel Windlin (born 1964) moved to London, where he started work in 1990 as the principal designer and Art Editor of the music and fashion magazine The Face. A year later he founded his own studio, and relocated to Zurich in 1993.

Cornel Windlin's design work quickly won critical acclaim and has been widely published and exhibited. He works for large and small clients in both cultural and commercial fields. Together with Stephan Müller, he formed the digital font foundry Lineto to distribute his fonts. has since evolved into an international network of designers between Switzerland, New York, London, Tokyo, Stockholm, Vienna, and Berlin, establishing a platform for shared attitudes and common interests.

His studio has been producing work for a number of prestigious clients in both cultural and commercial fields, among them Tate Museums London, Kunsthaus Zürich, Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Schauspielhaus Zürich, as well as Vitra, Parco Department Stores, Mitsubishi, NTT, Fosters Beer and many others. Cornel has lectured in the US, England, Germany, Austria, Israel, Netherlands, Switzerland etc.

In 2005 Cornel Windlin was nominated for the Design Prize Switzerland on the strength of two projects, Select & Arrange and He is currently living and working in Berlin.

Cornel Windlin (CH)

Cornel Windlin
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United by a bias for the current and the eccentric, we work to find resonances in the visual stream of contemporary culture. Designing for art, erotics, fashion and entertainment – taking detours into corporate branding — always focusing on redefining typography. We are Niklas Ekholm, Juho Hiilivirta, Jungmyung Lee, Eero Pitkänen and Jaakko Suomalainen. We work separately and as one: Each typeface is ultimately the product of a specific combination of circumstances and personalities. Founded in 2010 on a strong sence of urgency for formal radicalism in letterforms, Helsinki Type Studio is a collaboration of type designers, combining our creative and productive forces to reach the highest intensity.

Helsinki Type Studio (FI)

Helsinki Type Studio
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Dent-de-Leone is a small independent publisher located in London, distinctive for its collaboration directly with artists and designers to produce its books. It was founded by Martino Gamper, Kajsa Ståhl and Maki Suzuki (both from design collective Åbäke) in 2004 with the publication of the book “What Martino Gamper did between two-thousand and two-thousand&four”. It produces an irregular number of books per year, as well as limited editions and multiples. Dent-De-Leone has participated in numerous art book fairs including the Whitechapel Art Book Fair, Publish And Be Damned and the Motto art book fair. All of its publications are designed by Åbäke.

Drawing Room Confessions

Drawing Room Confessions is a new printed journal named after a parlour game played by Marcel Proust, the Surrealists and others. It is made of words and exchanges, with no images. Six different sections (The Egoist, The Blind Man, Two to Tango, Ekphrasis, Time Line and La Madeleine) comprise the Rules of the Game, which are the same in each issue. What changes are the players, or interviewers, who open each round of conversation with the featured artist and who come from a wide range of fields.

Dent–de–Leone (UK) & Drawing Room Confessions (UK)

Dent–de–Leone (UK) & Drawing Room Confessions (UK)