28th August – 1st September 2013
Print Festival Scotland
Impact 8 International Printmaking Conference:
A celebration of interdisciplinarity and exploration through the medium of print.
The eighth Impact international conference will be hosted in Dundee
as a central element to the inaugural Print Festival Scotland – an event
which aims to confirm the cultural diversity, historical significance
and future potential of print.
Foregrounding the inherent experimental and interdisciplinary nature
of print practices Impact 8 will provide a critical and interactive
platform for the varied interests that make print such a unique
discipline. From its hybrid roots in industry and scholarship, through
traditional design applications and fine art practices to it’s
consistent significance within emerging technologies and theoretical
debate – print continues to play a crucial role in the exploration of
borders and crossings – be they geographical, ideological, cultural,
theoretical or practical.