Pool 4: Art & Book (gLV)

Spring 2022

CW 12: 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 March

Time: 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock

Interested students can register from 01 to 20 February 2022 by email to:

You will be informed until the end of calendar week 8 about a possible participation.
Applications before 01 February 2022 will not be accepted!

Universität / Haute École
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Nils Röller
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Content description

Are we talking about illustrated books, books that painters and artists design together with poets, or artists' books? In this seminar we explore which terms are productive for us. The seminar develops an overview of current research on artist’s books. We will read introductory texts and discuss examples. In a practical part we start to produce books.

About the lecturer:

Dr. Nils Röller is a professor at the Zurich University of the Arts. His research focuses on the relation between text, image and philosophy [] . In the Journal for Art, Sex and Mathematics [] he publishes experimental posts in collaboration with artists and poets since 2006 Out of this Journal Research Projects have been developed and financed by Swiss National Science Foundation.

Recent publications in English and German language include “Interfacing Philosophy” [], in Text-Image Parergon[] (Mai 2021).

'Hermes', in "Beat Streuli. Fabric of Reality" (Zurich: Lars Muller Publishers, 2019), 'Oswalds Hubble', in "Interface Critique 2" (2019), also in Beate Geissler/Oliver Sann (eds.), "Oswald Wiener – The Bio-Adapter" (Berlin: Kadmos); 'Organoni' in Donatella Bernardi (ed.), "Art, Self & System" (Berlin: Sternberg, 2019). Further: and


Learning targets:

- Detailed study and contextualisation of artists' books
- Philosophical argumentation in constellation with own production
- This enables the positioning of one's own publication projects