15 April 2023, Saturday

2:00PM — 3:00PM

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The Book as a Stage; Spector Books’ Publishing Practice

Presented by Spector Books
Moderated by Melvin Tan
Spector Books’ publishing practice is settled in the intersection of the arts, theory, design and architecture. Based in Leipzig, Germany we explore the possibilities offered by an active exchange between all parties involved in a book production process: artists, authors, designers, lithographers, printers and bookbinders. The book as medium is turned into a stage, a site of encounter for productive exchange. Finding innovative approaches to the medium today calls for a well considered interplay between the content, design, and materiality of a book.

Robert Stürzl
Editor and Head of Production, Spector Books
Robert Stürzl is an editor with a background in architecture and urban design at Spector Books in Leipzig, Germany. He first joined the publishing house in 2013, today he is responsible for the production department.

Melvin Tan
Creative Lead at Currency and Co-Founder of Hothouse
Melvin is the creative lead at Currency, a branding and strategy design studio. He is also a co-founder of Hothouse, a prototyping collective that explores the intersections of art, design, and architecture.

3:30PM — 4:30PM

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By The Moon and The Tides

Presented by The Slow Press
What could a foraging Singapore look like? What did a foraging Singapore look like?

By The Moon and The Tides is an exploration and reimagining of Singapore's relationship with the practice of foraging, perhaps the oldest subsistence pattern of man. Following The Slow Press Vol. 5: BITTERSWEET, this risograph zine will exclusively be launched at SGABF2023.

The team behind the zine will be sharing our conversations with three foragers: self-taught urban forager Esmonde Luo, Syazwan of Wan's Ubin Journal, and Firdaus of Orang Laut SG, as well as our design and editorial processes.

Tan Aik
Editor-in-Chief, The Slow Press
Aik moonlights as a writer. In his role as Editor-in-Chief of The Slow Press, he explores the intersections between food and culture. In his free time, he plays RPGs and eats noodles.

Christy Chua
Founder and Editorial Director, The Slow Press
Christy is a consumer of good food and drinks. She runs the magazine's day-to-day, and sneaks around kitchens and wet markets, after which she translates her findings into the colourful food stories and wonderful parties that you see at The Slow Press.

Jamie Png
Contributing Designer, Th