Collectivioning is a publication that collects the work generated in our time at XPUB, from collective Special Issues in the first year (Special Issues 07, 08, 09), with threads that connect to the second year graduation projects.

We presented the threads in our collective and individual research in a live online moment together on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 18:00. Now, this web-to-print website remains online, where you can choose to make your own co(ll/nn)ections. You may also print out what you collect from it at your own leisure.


/ko 'lek tiv yon ning/ is a mouthful of consonants and vowels joined together to make a new word spoken in many voices.
/col ec 'tivio ning/ is a collection of works to share our voices into a one-whole-giant platform.
/co-lec-tí-bio-ning/ is a compilation of collective reflections, collaborative exercises, collective experiments, and common worlds to explore by individuals.
/κολε-κτί-βιο-νινγκ/ is collecting moments, memories, and collections collectively.
/colleectiiiviòooniiing/ is an attempt to collect ive ion and ing.
/cool-ectiveioning/ is not uniform, is using the uniform.
/ke lec ti vi on ne ing/ is to put nouns into adjectives and adjectives into verbs and verbs into nouns.
/collec-tí-ví-uuuuniiiing/ is a combination of our works and thoughts together as a group, team, band, class, gang, individuals, friends.
Collectiveioning is a word collectively named by Simon Browne, Bohye Woo, Paloma García, Artemis Gryllaki, Tancredi di Giovanni, Pedro Sá Couto, Biyi Wen, and Rita Graça to encapsulate their graduation projects at the Experimental Publishing (XPUB) Masters of Piet Zwart Institute. The word is related to collections, collective time spent at XPUB, and collaborative working methods. This term was coined during an intense two-day online collective writing session in the depths of COVID-19, where bodies were separate but spirits were /collective-awning/.
/koh-lek-teev-yoh-níngk/ is a type of collaboration wherein individuals retain their autonomy within a collective process, but agree to present their work as a body that is continuous, a skeleton made of bones that cooperate with each other, despite any fractures that may arise.
/ko-lek-tiev-ah-vio-ning/ is a type of airplane navigation system that predates modern flight industry. At the time, this method relied on the collective steering of the apparatus and a complex decision making system to decide where to travel and what kind of journey should be experienced. After a few dramatic failures, this experimental form of navigation and exploration was forbidden by the council of airplane industry. It remains active in a few places in the Netherlands, mostly funded by amateur radio associations.


The Experimental Publishing Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design (XPUB) is a two-year course that prepares students to critically engage with societal issues and social practices within the fast changing field of art, design, and cultural production. More specifically, XPUB focuses on the acts of making things public and creating publics in the age of post-digital networks. XPUB’s interests in publishing are therefore twofold: first, publishing as the inquiry and participation into the technological frameworks, political context, and cultural processes through which things are made public; and second, how these are, or can be, used to create publics.

Class of 2020

Simon Browne, Paloma García, Tancredi di Giovanni, Rita Graça, Artemis Gryllaki, Pedro Sá Couto, Biyi Wen and Bohye Woo


Our deepest thanks to XPUB staff, to editors and invited guests from Special Issues, to servus.at and lilimit for borrowed infrastructure, and to Sarah Magnan & Gijs de Heij from Open Source Publishing for working with us on producing this web-to-print publication.