Creating and Connecting

This month, noted poet Craig Dworkin is visiting the Williams College Museum of Art, enlisting students to, as he puts it, “exhaustively collect, catalogue and analyze language found within WCMA’s walls, opening our minds to the oft-unnoticed language around us.”

He’ll then turn the students’ documentation into an original work “that’s part poem, part sociological survey, part architectural analysis.” The resulting piece will be printed in the Publication Studio, an on-demand press that prints, binds and publishes works of all kinds, which is in residency at WCMA through Dec. 19.

Founded in 2009, Publication Studio is based in Portland, Ore., with 11 satellite locations around the U.S. In September, the studio set up shop in WCMA’s rotunda—home of the college’s first freestanding library—as part of The Book Unbound, a yearlong celebration of the dedication of Sawyer Library.

A platform for public and curricular use, the studio is hosting workshops, readings and projects throughout the semester designed to foster discussion about the ever-changing nature of the book. Find out more about the Publication Studio.

Photos by Angie Lin ’16