NETbook 1: Seaweed (2018)
Aletta de Jong & PrintRoom
The content for this NETbook was generated by a collaborative investigation into seaweed as a means to engage with the surrounding landscape, where landscape is understood as the current and potential interaction between people and their environment.
In the summer of 2017, a group of people – who want to find out more how things work through doing – went into my studio with the seaweed we had collected on the North-Sea coast of the Netherlands. The results of our research is presented in this collaborative publication.
NETbook is series of publications initiated by X Marks the Bökship and PrintRoom which takes self-publishing as a starting point for other “self-reliance” projects. These projects are made by a small group of artists and designers – often after a collaborative exercise or workshop – and distributed via like-minded small publishers and publishing platforms using Risograph printing facilities. Each NETbook dips into a particular field of knowledge and presents a selection of findings with an emphasis on process, sharing and collective experience.