From 22 to 25 May the Libre Graphics Research Unit gathers in Porto and this meeting concludes the two year project. Hosted by associate partner Manufactura Independente in Maus Habitos we will present and discuss all work that was developed in the context of the Research Unit: The Piksels and Lines Orchestra, Superglue, Graphical Shell prototype, the Future Tools event, Grafica Libre estacion de trabajo, Tools for a Read-Write World, Considering your tools: a reader for designers and developers, and more. In parallel we open an exhibition of books made with FLOSS, plus on Saturday 25 May there will be workshops with students and local professionals.
Goal of this meeting is to facilitate an indepth discussion based on work developed in context of LGRU, to finish archiving/documentation as far as not already done; to reflect on/discuss the results of project as a whole and hopefully to start future work.

Maus Habitos, Rua Passos Manuel 178, 4º
4000-382 Porto


Tuesday 21 May

21:00 Drinks / meet-up in Maus Habitos

Wednesday 22 May

10:00 Introduction, welcome
11:00 Piksel: Piksels and Lines Orchestra
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Constant: LGRU-Reader
17:00 MLP: LG-Workstation
19:00 // end worksessions
19:30 Dinner
21:30 Exhibition opening: Books with an attitude

Thursday 23 May

10:00 Constant: Co-position
12:00 WORM: Superglue
13:00 Lunch
15:00 WORM: Superglue
16:00 MLP: LGM + Interactivos
19:00 // end worksessions
19:30 Dinner
21:30 Lecture Aymeric Mansoux: Sandbox Culture

Friday 24 May

09:00 Admin meeting (partners): finances, reporting
11:00 General discussion: results of the project as a whole and possible future work
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Documentation session
19:00 // end worksessions
19:30 Dinner

22:00 Party/DJ/VJ location tbc

Saturday 25 May

11:00 Two parallel worksesions with Manufactura Independente, OSP, Greyscale Press, FLOSS-manuals:
Translation sprint Translating the FontForge FLOSS-manual into Portuguese + Foundry-in-a-box
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Translation sprint + Foundry-in-a-box
18:00 End

Confirmed participants

  • Ana Isabel Carvalho (Manufactura Independente)
  • Ricardo Lafuente (Manufactura Independente)
  • Laura Fernández (Medialab-Prado)
  • Monica Cachafeiro, Madrid (Medialab-Prado)
  • Marcos Garcia (Medialab-Prado)
  • Myriam Cea (Medialab-Prado)
  • Femke Snelting (Constant)
  • Peter Westenberg (Constant)
  • Donatella Portoghese (Constant)
  • Nicolas Malevé (Constant)
  • Elisabeth Nesheim (Piksel)
  • Mike van Gaasbeek (WORM)
  • Aymeric Mansoux (WDKA / PZI)
  • Elisa de Castro Guerra (FLOSS manuals)
  • Manuel Schmalstieg (Greyscale Press)
  • Luis Conde Arranz (Arte 10)
  • Alexandre Leray (OSP, LGRU reader)
  • Stéphanie Vilayphiou (OSP, LGRU reader)