Further Reading is an Indonesian design magazine.
It is the work of the collective of the same name Further Reading, which from Jakarta operates in the world of design and publishing organizing meetings, workshops and exhibitions.
Behind the collective is the hand of Each Other Company, an Indonesian design studio founded in 2015 and directed by Januar Rianto who has managed collaborations with public bodies and Asian private companies, also contributing to major international events such as the 2016 Jakarta Fashion Week. , the Korea-Indonesia Media Installation Art Exhibition 2016-2017, the Venice Biennale 2018 and others.
The studio is particularly attentive to the development of its design projects with an international outlook that combines education, design and popular culture.
Further Reading is the publication that perfectly condenses these 3 elements and their respective missions. Inside we find original works and works by Indonesian and international collaborators of the studio that tell today's design according to their eyes.
Each issue is dedicated to a theme on which all contributions revolve.
The first two issues were produced in limited editions of a few hundred pieces, printed in risograph with an obsessive attention to detail. These are small to medium-sized volumes that concentrate a much deeper attention to editorial detail than that widespread in the culture of the magazine in the West.
The coherence of care and deep attention both to the contents and to the aspect of the editorial object places this magazine among those examples to follow in the list of those who today want to rewrite the concept of publishing, in this case in the field of design.
ISSUE 2 - Boundaries
Printed in October 2020, the volume's theme is "Boundaries", borders. When it arrives in the hands the sensation is of a deep object, the risograph printing in a few hundred copies and the very rough paper give the idea of how concrete and current the stimuli that the various authors want to give are. Inside it contains several textual reflections and design projects that tell the era of fast transformations we are experiencing.
The world of design represents, tells and guides society as a whole. In its pedagogical intent Further Reading talks about what is happening and how our lives are changing by telling about big multinationals like Google and Ikea, about artistic projects on the defense of the territory in Asia, about "fake book" as we could define fast-like publishing. fashion, pedagogy of design and design in a territory as far away from us as Indonesia.
This volume will make you fall in love with the brilliance of the concepts expressed and the extremely current and concrete interpretations that concern us all, even very far from Indonesia.
This is the list of contents:
"Prologue" by Debbie Tea, Jakarta
"Being Embodied" by Candy Anthrasal, Jakarta
"The Future is New and the Past is Too" by Chiquita Kusumahadi, Jakarta
"On the Property of Creativity" by Fathina Rukandi, Jakarta
"External Assessment Summer School: An Experiment in Design Pedagogy" by Vanessa Ban, Singapore
"Dark Days" by Prem Krishnamurthy, Berlin / New York
"Name Laundering" by Irwan Ahmett & Tita Salina, Jakarta
"The Smallest Publication on Earth" by Hanna Bergman, Copenhagen
"Fake Books" by Display Distribute, Hong Kong
"Bookshelf: SECOND (hand) MOUNTAIN (fortress)" by Display Distribute, Hong Kong
"On The Placeness of the Non-Contact Era: IKEA's Boundary-Transcending Leifarne Chair" by Ju Hee Hong, Seoul / London
"Between the Lines of Real-time and Facetime" by Victoria Simansjah, Jakarta
"In Google We Trust" by Alix Stria, Berlin
"Thinking Time in 2020" by Lim Sheau Yun, Kuala Lumpur
"Ang Duhol ng Walang Hanggan" by Alfred Marasigan, Manila
"In Search of Containment" by Sarah Inas, Surabaya
"The Culinary Trip Always Ends at Colonel Sanders'" by Chris Bunjamin, Melbourne
"Spatially Bounded" by Vania Djunaidi, Melbourne
"Disaster Body" by Samuel Tan, Singapore
"Discourse: Student's Home Workspace Tour" with Fiorent Fernisia, Jakarta
"Profile: Blueprint for the Future" by Almer Mikhail, Bandung
"Appendix: (Un) Learn Asia Toolkit" by DUMPLING, Hong Kong
Limited edition of 250 copies
Dimensions: 13x19 cm
Pages: 168 inclusive + insert