Caveat is a collective research into the ecology of artistic practice. It is initiated by Jubilee, in partnership with Open Source Publishing, No New Enemies and Été 78. Caveat tries to find more sustainable, balanced ways of operating within the existing legal frameworks. And when the limits of the existing system are reached, it tries to come up with possible new narratives that open up space for reflection.

OSP

Trajectory

An ecotone is a transition area between two biomes, river beds are a common example. Ecotones are areas where two communities meet and integrate. Through long and short interviews OSP is researching the modes of collaboration between graphic designers, artists and institutions. In particular, the research tries to highlight the methods or positive experiences where the parties involved try to escape from the common mechanics of commodification, read the interviews on ecotones.caveat.be.

Biography

OSP (Open Source Publishing) makes graphic design using only free and open source software—pieces of software that invite their users to take part in their elaboration. Founded in 2006 in the context of Brussels art organisation Constant, the OSP caravan now comprises a group of individuals from different background and practices: typography, graphic design, cartography, programming, mathematics, writing, performance. Through a collaborative practice, they work on workshops, commissioned or self-commissioned projects, searching to redefine their playground, digging for a more intimate relation with the tools. OSP has worked with organisations both large and small, and collaborated with individual artists. They have organised workshops at many art schools (Royal College of Art, Merz Akademie, Piet Zwart Instituut) and festivals (Vietnam Open Design Week, Festival de Chaumont). Finally, in divided Belgium, they have won both the most beatiful book of Flanders and the most beatiful book of Brussels/Wallonia. True to their name, OSP publishes all the the source files to their projects through their website. http://osp.kitchen/.

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