Throughout the year we host a range of events for book lovers, collectors, and creators.

Often featuring high profile, expert speakers and beautiful collections, each event connects like-minded people and offers the opportunity to find out more about book arts.

Type in Multiple Dimensions: a lecture & films.

When: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 7:00 pm

Where: Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings St., Vancouver – Fletcher Challenge Room.

Cost: free

Judith Poirier will give a presentation of La chose imprimée, a research-creation project investigating the book as a space for design experimentation. In a rather rhizomic approach, it brought together students and specialists from various disciplines around five themes: tactility, legibility, abstraction, manipulation and collection. (All four books published received awards from the Alcuin Society, and two of them were shortlisted at the “Best Books from all over the World” competition in Leipzig).

She will also screen some of her experimental films, including Two Weeks–Two Minutes (Canadian Film Institute Award for Best Canadian Animation 2013) and Setting West, her latest touring film (honorable mention at the Nashville Film festival 2016). This abstract Western was made by using original printing materials from the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries, such as wood type and stereotypes of “Cowboys and Indians”. She will explain her animation process, which creates a unique texture on screen, as well as generating an original soundtrack.

You can read more about the event here.

This event is sponsored by the Alcuin Society.


Please see our past events page for information about previous events we’ve held.