RUFA: THREE YEARS OF PROJECTS ON SHOW
9-10-11 June 2023 – Via Guido Reni 4a, Spazio Corner MAXXI, Rome.
A mosaic of projects developed in the various disciplines of the Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design at the Rome University of Fine Arts, a snapshot of the activities of the three-year period, an open and participatory workshop, a space for debate and cultural promotion: GRAPHIIIC intends to be a welcoming exhibition and promoter of responsible and collaborative design.
In a large multi-purpose hall, the dynamics of signs and their meanings will create a culturally lively atmosphere, in continuous dialogue with the tradition of graphic design culture in Italy.
The didactics of visual communication cannot in fact disregard its relational nature, which finds concreteness in the exchange between teachers and students, between the Academy, the cultural industry, associations and productive realities of the territory. Where the centrality of the social and civil responsibility of every graphic designer is reaffirmed, the community with its physical and immaterial places and education as a collective enhancement represent indispensable possibilities to respond in a motivated and effective manner to the stimuli of contemporary complexity.
Three days of meetings, workshops and Talks with industry professionals. Discover the programme full of events!
Friday 9 June
2 p.m.❯ Experience: ‘FPIFCDL’
Participants will try their hand at designing a typeface on a modular basis using a grid on which to design the letters of the word GRAPHIC. In a first phase, the process will take place in a completely analogue manner to guarantee greater creative freedom and allow anyone to work without constraints related to the ability to use software. In a second phase, we will move on to the digitisation phase to produce an animation showing the results of the experience.
Curated by Francesco Paolo Incantalupo, Fabrizio Crollari, Davide Luccini.
2 p.m. ❯ Experience: ‘CORPO-GRAFIE’
As part of the subject Theory and Methodology of Mass Media, students in the 3rd year of Graphic Design experiment with the transmission of the graphic vocabulary through the language of performance. From sign, to image, to body – the medium of the relationship between visual and media culture – the experience explores the field of creative practices generated and regenerated by the intersection between communication and artistic process.
Curated by Caterina Di Rienzo.
5 p.m. ❯ Talk: ‘Dangerous Relationships: The Relationship between Art Directors and Illustrators’
A brief introduction to the world of images in magazines – photographs, illustrations and infographics – and then a focus on editorial illustration. What is the boundary between art and commission? And how do art directors and illustrators interact? Through their experiences Stefano Cipolla and Antonio Pronostico tell the secrets of two professions that complement each other.
Curated by Stefano Cipolla and Antonio Pronostico.
Saturday 10 June
11 a.m. ❯ Experience: ‘MOBILE CHARACTER PRINTING WITH MODULAR FRAMEWORKS’
Each participant will experience the steps of typesetting with modular friezes, manual inking and movable type printing. Modular friezes became most popular in the 1930s, representing a bold alternative for typographers seeking to innovate visual languages. Today they are mainly used for educational purposes, to design alphabets that make modularity a strong expressive medium.
Curated by Slab.
11 a.m. ❯ Experience: ‘SPONTANEOUS ALPHABETICS LAB’
We will develop a series of alphabets made with different tools and techniques, initially more classical up to improvised writing instruments, with the intention of maintaining the focus on the consistency of the stroke and the management of the final layout. We will understand together how the tool determines the stroke and thus the entire ductus of the letters, going to train extemporaneous and manual design. We will start with an initial theoretical part to introduce the letters and weight management, then we will move on to the practical part to produce at least one final poster at the end of the course.
Curated by Fuori Studio.
5 p.m. ❯ Meeting: ‘Italian Modernist Alphabets’
Between 1930 and 1945, the modernist aesthetic imposed itself as the new visual code in Italian art, architecture and design. Today, almost a century later, we are committed to tracing Italy on the hunt for samples, wood or lead typefaces and vintage prints to build a fascinating catalogue that does justice to the works of often unknown designers alongside a digital revival operation that makes this extraordinary Italian craft heritage available to contemporary designers.
Curated by Anonima Impressori.
Sunday 11 June
11 a.m. ❯ Experience: ‘LIGHT-PAINTING & SLOW-SINK’
The technical lighting combination of Light-Painting and slow-sinking is a rather usual practice in photographic research and experimentation, due to the very nature of the process, it allows for suggestive effects and results for which a completely controlled outcome cannot be guaranteed. The participants, following a demonstration of the shooting, will be involved in the activity, each making their own work.
Curated by Stefano Compagnucci.
11 a.m. ❯ Experience: ‘UNIVERSAL BESTIARY’
A manual linoleum printing workshop in which participants will experiment with the technique thanks to animal engravings made by the students.
Each individual animal divided into 3 parts can be combined with others to create multiple hybrid creatures with the possibility of printing on different papers. With the support of the students, participants will be guided to create and print their own composition.
Curated by Francesco Fidani.
2 p.m. ❯ Meeting: ‘From research to reuse’
The approach of the Fake Clandestine Books project will be shown: from the search for paper material destined for the rubbish bin (and its reuse), to the working method, based on self-production, showing photographs and behind-the-scenes videos.
Curated by Libri finti clandestini.
2 p.m. ❯ Meeting: ‘The rebel kiosk for lovers of good paper’
How did Edicola 518 come about, an avant-garde publishing project that thinks about paper in an innovative way from production to distribution? Starting with a specific case, we will discuss what the current panorama of Italian publishing is in the international context.
Curated by Edicola 518.
RUFA Rome University of Fine Arts
Under the patronage AIAP
Thanks to MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo
Technical sponsors: Pageservice, Tipografare, Falegnameria Romanato, TFline.it
Prof.ssa Elisa Abbadessa, Audrey Abigail Atienza, Valeria Aceti, Aurora Achille, Luca Amato, Prof.ssa Agnese Angelini, Altea Anglani, Claudio Antonangeli, Alice Attanasio, Adriano Aureli, Claudia Auricchio, Carolina Autili, Giorgio Avano, Riccardo Baldani, Flavia Basile, Prof.ssa Maria Pina Bentivenga, Paolo Berardicurti, Agostino Bernardo, Matteo Bignardelli, Gabriele Boccini, Virginia Boi, Andrea Boncristiani, Sara Bonini, Leonardo Borri, Lorenzo Bracaglia, Ilaria Bucci, Mario Buccolo, Prof. Paolo Buonaiuto, Giulia Campanozzi, Giulia Cantini, Mattia Capomagi, Elena Caponera, Prof. Emanuele Cappelli, Benedetta Caruso, Francesca Cascella, Vito Cassano, Margherita Castelmare, Fabio Catalano, Stefano Catino, Stefano Cattani, Prof. Andrea Cavallari, Costanza Chen, Flavia Chiappini, Federica Chiarucci, Nicolò Chioccia, Roberta Cianci, Camilla Ciccolunghi, Filippo Coen, Benedetta Colonna, Loris Cometa, Loris Cometa, Prof. Stefano Compagnucci, Sara Corona, Tommaso Costa, Siria Cotugno, Prof. Alessio Cremisini, Fabrizio Crollari, Giulia D’Andrea, Greta D’Antoni, Bianca D’Aquino, Gioia D’Innocenti, Domitilla Davoli, Giuseppe De Meo, Chiara De Siena, Elisa De Giovanni, Carla De Gennaro, Edoardo de Maglie, Mina Demir, Niccolò Di Ferdinando, Prof.ssa Genny Di Bert, Chiara Dina Palmitessa, Desirée Dolores Dikoume, Elisa Drosi, Elizabeth Eksuzyan, Chimaine El Amine, Luca Esposito, Giulia Fassio, Prof. Giulio Fermetti, Laura Ferragonio, Prof. Francesco Fidani, Francesca Forgione, Matteo Formaggio, Valentina Formiconi, Gaia Formigari, Vittoria Fornari, Claudia Fracassi, Matteo Francescon, Matilde Francia, Prof. Emanuele Frasca, Paolo Frizzale, Sjria Fusacchia, Olivia Gaone, Alejandro Garmendia, Marco Genovali, Ilaria Gentili, Prof.ssa Alessandra Giacomelli, Silvia Giannetti, Valeria Gionfra, Giulia Giordani, Francesco Giovannoli, Prof. Alessandro Gori, Alessandro Graceffa, Valentina Guarda, Lucia Guarrera, Benedetta Guidantoni, Bianca Guidotti, Denise Haia Zuwaris, Prof. Luigi Iacobelli, Sira Iacono, Andrea Iannarelli, Raffaele Iannone, Beatrice Iannotta, Giulia Iosa, Hafsa Islam, Irene Italiano, Aleksandra Jadwiga Wach, Jeyanthan Jeyaseelan, Norina Kajiyama, Samed Kuka, Lucrezia Landi, Lorenzo Lauro, Micaela Pia Lavecchia, Daniela Lavezzo, Giorgia Lazzara, Sara Leccese, Raffaele Daniele Leone, Prof. Guido Lombardo, Cult. Davide Luccini, Bernardo Maggini, Artem Maltsev, Maria Agnese Mancini, Andrea Gaia Manciocchi, Valentina Mandara, Bianca Marinotti, Angela Martina, Simone Massari, Giulia Massoni, Alessia Mastrolonardo, Gianluca Mazzocco, Matteo Mazzola, Valerio Mecozzi, Mattia Melchiorri, Fabio Meriano, Luca Merlini, Maria Midiri, Cecilia Minasi, Simona Minchella, Carlos Mirko, Jennifer Mollo, Gabriel Mondini, Diego Morana, Eleonora Mossi, Prof. David Mozzetta, Martina Mugavero, Roberto Muto, Prof. Massimiliano Napoli, Sophie Nardi, Edoardo Nardi, Edoardo Nardi, Gabriele Nassuato, Giorgia Natale, Alessia Ottaiano, Prof. Antonio Pace, Valerio Paciello, Sofia Paciotti, Giulia Paladini, Gianmario Palombo, Tiziano Pandolfi, Francesca Panetta, Davide Paolini, Francesco Paolo Incantalupo, Christian Parigiani, Prof. Enrico Parisio, Luca Parmiggiani, Arianna Petricca, Marina Picari, Danilo Pietropaoli, Anna Piffer, Eleonora Pilloni, Clelia Pirani, Julian Piscitello, Prof. Harald Pizzinini, Eugenio Poli, Marco Politi, Ginevra Portesi, Catalina Prita, Emilia Procopio, Davide Proietti, Lorenzo Puzielli, Greta Quarta, Daniele Ramazzotti, Shoba Rani Rosati, Prof. Giordano Ricciardi, Giordana Rimedio, Prof. Christian Rizzo, Lisa Romanato, Chiara Ronca, Huerto Rosales, Livia Rosati, Guendalina Roselli, Addis Rossi, Prof. Fabrizio M. Rossi, Alice Rossini, Federico Rossini, Federico Russo, Ludovica Salandrino, Filippo Sampaolo, Ilaria Sanguinetti, Bianca Santarelli, Silvia Santopaolo, Valerio Santucci, Marco Saolini, Albachiara Savino, Antonella Scardino, Prof. Roberto Scavizzi, Aurora Scerra, Giordana Scipioni, Rachele Sdoga, Marta Serafini, Christian Serino, Silvia Serraiocco, Prof.ssa Lucia Sforza, Emilio Sgobba, Saadat Sher-Niiaz, Afik Shitrit, Prof. Claudio Spuri, Laura Stefani, Stefano Stirpe, Prof.ssa Emanuela Taddeo, Maria Talia, Maria Francesca Talladira, Chiara Tamburrini, Michela Tarulli, Valerio Teti, Engada Tiffany Ganzon, Cristina Tomassi, Saverio Tozzi, Agnese Troncone, Lorenzo Vella, Prof. Andrea Vendetti, Marianela Vidal Nizama, Giulia Vignolini, Martina Villani, Beatrice Vio-Genova, Gaia Zaffiri, Alex-Dan Zaharia, Rebecca Zambelli, Elena Zannoni, Valerio Zecchinelli, Alessandro Zingone