META/BOOKS is a feminist publishing and research platform for emerging photographers and designers. We organise workshops, education projects, as well as curating lectures series and exhibitions. We develop our books on our own initiative or in association with artists, designers, writers. META/BOOKS works with leading cultural institutions, festivals, museum and art and design academies. The studio was founded by Delphine Bedel in 2014 in Amsterdam. 

Delphine Bedel is a feminist artist, curator, lecturer and publisher. Her work is exhibited internationally. She’s a frequent speaker in international conferences and seminars, including Centre Pompidou, Paris, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Chelsea College of Art and Design London, etc. She writes for books and magazines. Founder of Meta/Books, a feminist publishing platform and research platform for emerging photographers and designers. Known for her cutting-edge publications and feminist education projects, she works with leading cultural institutions, photography festivals and art and design academies. She is Advisor for the Mondriaan Fund and Member of the German Photography Academy. She is Tutor at the Royal Academy of the arts in the Hague (NL). delphinebedel.com She is part of the Berlin-based publisher’s network  Drucken Heften Laden. 


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We organise self-publishing workshops and feminist publishing workshops a few times a year. The workshops are for artists, photographers, designers, writers, bloggers, architects, academics, etc. Delphine Bedel has 12 years of experience teaching publishing. Past workshops took place in 2019 at Contact Photography Festival, Toronto (CA), Universität den Kunst, Berlin, Intersectional Matter (DE), Neue Schülefür Fotografie, Berlin (DE)Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design (DE) and previously at  Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (NL), Kassel Kunsthochschule (DE), Unseen, Amsterdam (NL), Fotodepartament, Saint Petersburg (RU), Geneva University of Art and Design (CH), Design Academy Eindhoven (NL), Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam (NL), Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL). Piet Zwart Institute / WdkA, Rotterdam, Dutch Art Institute/ArtEZ, Arnhem(NL), Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin, Mulhouse (FR), etc.


Date: 03–05.04.2020
Location: Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (DE)
Lecture and feminist publishing workshop


Delphine bedel provides consulting for book development, make an appointment metabookslab [at] gmail.com. The first consulting session is 2 hours. Standard fees, student discount. 


META/BOOKS specialises in publishing high-quality publications in the fields of photography, art, design and theory. We also do co-publishing with institutions. Send us a concise text of no more than 250 words in which a short book description and scope of the project a short bio to metabookslab [at] gmail.com and with an accompanying letter (one page) explaining why you want to work with us. A selection of 5 photographs or a few exemplary pages can be added (one attachment, 5 mb max). We review all book proposals once every tow months. We’re a small independent publishing house and each project is tailor-made. Due to the high volume of proposals received, we do not give feedback on unsolicited proposals. Submission sent by post will not be considered.


Director: Delphine Bedel
Post address:
Tolstraat 84-1B
1073 SE Amsterdam
Phone: +31 641487675
Email: metabookslab [at] gmail.com

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