About

Post.Design/Tangle

The 2022-23 iteration of Post Design Festival takes us deep into the theme of “entanglement,” where we’ll unravel the intersections, interconnections, and invisible strings that give shape to our visual and political surroundings.

No practice is autonomous and no tradition without a mesh: eschewing solutionist thinking, our program seeks to understand design’s many knotty problems and connective possibilities. Spanning two years, four locations, and a patchworked, online hub, the Post Design Tangle is a bind that ties together communities across the Nordics and the digital world; it’s an informal circuit of flashing cables and intimate, in-person conversations.

During these fractured times of national and social isolation, of wall-building, censorship, and binary belief systems, our hope is to promote reciprocity, repair, and exchange, to celebrate interdependencies and complexities, and to think and talk in tangles rather than straight lines.

Along with in-person events at our partner institutions, this website serves as a repository for post-event research and resources. We'll continuously be adding tangled pages featuring conversations, videos, footnotes, memories, flashbacks, notes, resources, and strings and strings of ideas, all tethered to our four main events and hopefully connecting the dots for new eyes across the digital ether.

4 chapters

1: Practice
Stockholm,
spring ’22

Design is never neutral: Methods, tools, education, and creative practices are enmeshed with politics, ideology, and an interconnection 
of histories. What does it mean to take those knots seriously, and what can we 
learn from practitioners tangled up in disciplines?

2: Self
Oslo/Bergen,
autumn ’22

How and why is entangled with who we are. We are complex, porous beings shaped by many types of forces, be it the social, cultural, technological, biological, or political. How can creative practitioners better understand their positions within the vast networks they occupy?

3: Community
TBC,
spring ‘23

Design is rarely autonomous. Making takes many hands and minds, and forms of labor beyond the creative. What can we learn from collective design practices, cooperative business models, and strategies of “co-creation,” and how might they help move us beyond narrow narratives of single authorship?

4: Power
Helsinki,
autumn ‘23

Design often finds itself tasked with constructing an illusion of authority and control—tangible and intangible. What might this process teach us about the forces enmeshed in creative practices, forces often assumed to be beyond control?

POST

POST challenges the place of visual culture and communication in society while addressing the ethics of design, the politics of image-making, and the unknowns of our creative futures.

Through non-profit, openly critical and collaborative events, POST offers a unique opportunity to explore, question, and re-imagine the purpose of the graphic professions. Since its conception in 2016, POST has evolved from a local, annual event to a semiannual travelling program with a distinctly transnational shape and scope.

Team

Amanda-Li Kollberg

Born in Sweden and currently based in Berlin, Amanda-Li holds a BA in graphic design from The School of Media and Journalism in Copenhagen as well as an MA in Visual Culture and Identity from the Royal Danish Academy. She runs the graphic- and type design studio Formal Settings with Siri Lee Lindskrog. The design studio is a part of design collective and event space The Boys Club in Berlin.

Bethany Rigby

Bethany is a designer and writer based in London with research interests centring on extraction, remote landscapes and extra terrestrial technologies. She has a speculative and curious practice, and has recently exhibited at the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale and Index 2022 in Braga, Portugal. Her writing is published in Migrant Journal and Feeeels Mag among others, and she is an associate lecturer for MA Design at Goldsmiths University.

Johannes Bay

Johannes works as a designer and strategist across the public and private sectors, with a focus on food, drink and the hospitality industries and he holds a BA of Visual Communication Design with Honours from Massey University, Wellington. Previously he co-organised conferences for the Society of Experiential Graphic Designers (SEGD). Currently Johannes is studying a MSc in Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Peter Folkmar

In 2016, Peter co-founded POST and has been an organiser of the festival ever since. In his design studio, Peter creates visual communication with a broad range of collaborators. Work ranges from strategic consultancy and naming processes, visual identity systems, art direction and websites, to exhibition graphics, book design, and illustration. Peter is currently based in Brussels and holds a MA in Architecture from the Royal Academy, Copenhagen.

Rune Olsen

Rune holds a BA in graphic design from The School of Media and Journalism in Copenhagen. Having worked at larger communication and design agencies in Denmark, Rune founded Studio Rune Olsen in 2019, a holistic multidisciplinary design practice focusing on developing visual identities, printed matter, spatial design, and websites for clients in the fields of culture and commerce.

Siri Lee Lindskrog

With a BA in graphic design from The School of Media and Journalism in Copenhagen, and after a period of living and working in New York, Siri is now based in Berlin. From within the design collective and event space The Boys Club, Siri co-runs the graphic- and type design studio Formal Settings. The studio creates typefaces as well as a broad range of type driven visual communication and editorial design within the cultural field.

Contact

GET IN TOUCH
Send us an email if you are curious about joining the POST organizing committee (or anything else).

General inquiries:
info@postdesignfestival.org

Credits

TYPEFACES
Glossy Magazine by Bold Decisions
Ambiant by Laura Csocsan
Edition by Elias Hanzer

WEB DESIGN
POST team