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    Alexis Deacon conference

    On the 21st of September, between the two modules of our training course for teachers and librarians Impariamo a leggere (“Learning how to read”), Alexis Deacon will hold a conference open to the public.   One of the most important contemporary authors and illustrators, Alexis Deacon will discuss his career and work, as well as the specificities of the picture book […]

    Jérémie Fischer

    Jérémie Fischer – Talk

    During Opentour 2018, an open week organized by Bologna Fine Arts Academy, illustrator Jérémie Fischer discusses his work in a public talk. INFO June 18 Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna h 11, Aula L2 Ingresso libero         Jérémie Fischer is a young French illustrator. Picture books and comic books author, he co-founded the magazine “Pan”. His visual […]


    Lectio Magistralis – Sophie Van der Linden

    Picture book as a contemporary narrative form Lectio Magistralis – Sophie Van der Linden Author, critic and scholar, Sophie Van der Linden is one of the most important contemporary picture books expert. In this conference, she will discuss the picture book as a language, examining its characteristics.   Sunday 25 March, ore 16:30 Biblioteca Salaborsa – Auditorium […]


    Bruits d’ourses

    2018 calls for a special celebration: the 30th birthday of Les Trois Ourses, a French cultural association that makes art books. Bruits d’ourses is a birthday celebration and also a performance: a series of workshops and events in various locations all over Bologna, involving experimental musicians and composers as well as Les Trois Ourses’ books.   […]


    The Komagata Method

    Workshop with Katsumi Komagata A workshop for illustrators, graphic designers, and creatives. A unique opportunity to create a surprising book using the Komagata Method, which combines illustration and papermaking. Katsumi Komagata will guide the participants through an intense 10-hour workshop during which they will create their own book.         Where and when Saturday 24 […]

    La via Zamboni

    La via Zamboni

    During BOOM! Crescere nei libri, via Zamboni becomes the street of the children. Sergio Ruzzier, Massimiliano Tappari and Kitty Crowther: three great illustrators will guide children to discover some historical locations in the centre of Bologna, finding new ways to look and museums, historical buildings and theatres. Guided tour at Palazzo Malvezzi de’ Medici 23 March, h 15.00 Palazzo Malvezzi de’ Medici – […]