Announcing our Publication Intensive, June 15–26, 2020

To ensure the safety of guest educators, potential participants in this year’s Publication Intensive, our staff, families, friends, and extended communities, we have decided to cancel this year’s session, which was originally scheduled for June 15–26, 2020, in New York City. We are deeply saddened by the necessity of this decision, and look forward to planning next year’s session. In the meantime, we are discussing other methods of sharing aspects of the Publication Intensive curriculum with readers. To receive updates and announcements about our next Publication Intensive, which will take place June 2021, please sign up for our newsletter. As ever, please contact us with any questions at

What:A two-week program in the history and contemporary practice of publication.

Where:The program takes place at Triple Canopy’s venue in Manhattan, and will include visits to studios of artists and designers, publishers, archives, and cultural institutions.

Who:We invite applications from recent college graduates, graduate students, and those with comparable experience; we discourage applications from those with much more experience. Prospective participants might have backgrounds in areas such as writing, art, literature, art history, technology, and design.

Cost:Tuition is free, though participants must arrange and pay for their travel and accommodation. All reading and viewing materials will be provided free of cost.

During the Publication Intensive, Triple Canopy editors and invited artists, writers, scholars, designers, publishers, and technologists will lead discussions and workshops. Participants will research, analyze, and enact an approach to publication that hinges on today’s networked forms of production and circulation but also mines the history of print culture and artistic practice.

The Publication Intensive addresses such questions as: How have artists, writers, and designers used the pages of magazines and books as sites of and material for experimentation? How have new-media publications challenged conventions of authorship and reception, only to have those very challenges soon become the foundation of the new economy? How have artists, writers, designers, and technologists responded to ensuing changes in the media landscape? How have responses differed in areas with disparate resources and relationships to technology? What might historical relationships between publishing, technology, and the public sphere teach us about these contemporary dynamics? How do issues of access and identity condition our interactions with online forums and digital media?

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Triple Canopy’s 2020 Publication Intensive is made possible by the many generous guests who pledged support at our 2019 benefit, honoring Joan Jonas, including Ian Alteveer & Stephen Figge, Yona Backer, Elyse Benenson, Gabriel Burkett, A.K. Burns, David Byrne, John Caplan, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Stephanie Choi, Margaret Liu Clinton, Eric Clough, Michelle Coffey, Luis Croquer, Sarah Demeuse, Madeline Djerejian, Trisha Donnelly, Corinna Durland, Suzanne Geiss, Bronwyn Keenan, Lisa Kim, Maureen Kim, Andrew Kreps, Kurimanzutto, Elizabeth Lamb, Chris Leong, Brett Littman, Carlos Madrid, Susan & Harry Meltzer, Roger Mooney & Donald Steele, Barbara & Howard Morse, Raúl de Nieves, Stephen Petronio, Andrea Rosen, Jenny Schlenzka, Kate Shepherd, John Silberman, Ana Sokoloff, Seth Stolbun, Lynne Tillman, Valentina Tintori, Martha Tuttle, Karen Wong, Begum Yasar, Christine Zehner, and Anonymous.