Sophie Dyer is a researcher and designer.

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Parallel School: Glasgow

Organiser of the free school on the occasion of the exhibition, It’s Not Very Nice That: Politics in Contemporary Graphic Design exhibition at The Lighthouse.
(April 2014)
Unsolicited
The Glasgow School of Art and The Lighthouse
Glasgow

Parallel School belongs to no one.
Parallel School has no location.
Parallel School is not teaching.
Parallel School is learning.

Workshop #0: Parallel Journeys
Document your means of travel and route to Glasgow. Collaborate, communicate, connect and arrive together. Stories will be shared and rewritten over drinks on Thursday evening.

In parallel to two host institutions (The Glasgow School of Art and The Lighthouse Gallery), a local politics (the raise of tuition fees in the UK and the implementation of The Bologna Accord in the EU) and each participant’s education or professional practice, the week-long free school assembled on the simple promise of: each one, teach one. Twenty five participants answered an open call disseminated through art schools in Europe, cultural newsletters and peer to peer networks. Those travelling from outside Glasgow were hosted by local participants, and a small amount funding from the Lighthouse Gallery was used to pay for lunch.

Co-organised with Neil McGuire (After the News) with guests workshops from Daniel van der Velden (Metahaven), Glasgow Open Dance School and Eric Schrijver (Open Source Publishing).

Incomplete list of participants: Ana Cecilia Schettino, Anna-Luise Lorenz, Antonia Brell, Callum Copley, Carolin Gießner, Chris Kohler, Duncan Tullis, Elise Migraine, Friederike Fankhänel, Jade Richardson, Jan Lütjohann, Joel Colover, Jordan Derrien, Malcolm Murdoch, Mary Knox, Penny Anderson, Robert Haselbacher, Robert Preusse, Channing Ritter, Stefanie Rau, Steven Swinney, Teresa Schönherr and Thom Swann