META/BOOKS is an experimental research and feminist publishing platform, founded in 2014 by artist Delphine Bedel. META/BOOKS works closely with artists, photographers, writers, designers and cultural institutions to develop cutting-edge projects - from concept, design to the manufacturing process and distribution. We organise self-publishing workshops and education projects, and curating lectures series and exhibitions. META/BOOKS focuses on media culture, the circulation of images, social, feminist and environmental issues, The recent photobooks include Lassen by Małgorzata Stankiewicz and Malleus Maleficarum by Virginie Rebetez.
Delphine bedel provides consulting for book development, make an appointment metabookslab [at] gmail.com. The first consulting session is 2 hours.
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 a Member of the German Photography Academy and was Advisor for the Mondriaan Fund. She is part of the Berlin-based publisher’s network Drucken Heften Laden. delphinebedel.com
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 2020 at Foto Forum Frankfurt (DE), Le Bal Paris (FR), Neue Schule für Fotografie Berlin (DE), Master Artistic Research, Royal Academy of Art, Den Haag (NL), in 2019 at Contact Photography Festival, Toronto (CA), Universität den Kunst, Berlin, Intersectional Matter (DE), Neue Schüle für 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.
We’re a small independent publishing house and each project is tailor made. We don't take submissions at the moment.
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Director: Delphine Bedel
Email: metabookslab [at] gmail.com
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