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Southland Institute
Open Curriculum

Upcoming Open Curriculum events:

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discussions in exhibitions:
Simone Montemurno: Transcriptions, After F. Kolar

at Art in the Park

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Currently Accepting Applications for Fall 2024:

1:1: an opportunity to curate a term of in-depth, personal study composed of individual dialogs with speakers, lecturers, course and workshop leaders who have contributed to the actualization of the Southland Institute's first five years.

A term of 1:1 offers multiple tiers of enrollment, consisting of a term of 6 or 3 distinct dialogs and access to ongoing advisory support.

Currently accepting applications for fall 2023 term of 1:1, which runs from Oct. 1 - Dec 31., as well as for Spring 2024

more information

past open-curriculum workshops and seminars:

discussions in exhibitions:
The wilds of epiphenomena

at Phase Gallery

Saturday, April 27, 2024

discussions in exhibitions:
David Weldzius:
Public Works

at Art in the Park

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Working with What's There, Proposing What Isn't

with Joe Potts
at Inscript 2023

Saturdays, October 14 and 21, 2023

CYBERFEMINISM INDEX: performative reading and panel discussion at Cal State LA

with Mindy Seu, Dorothy Santos, A.M. Darke, Cesia Dominguez, and Anika Sarin

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Immutable: Designing History

with Chris Lee

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Experiments in Broadcasting with OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)

with Jeremiah Chiu

Saturday, Octover 15, 2022

Unlimited Edition

with Ramon Tejada and James Goggin

Saturdays, April 16 and 30, 2022

Fixtures of Another Kind / penny universities and leaflets of the White Rose

with Adam Feldmeth

In-person at The Luminary, St. Louis, MO, March 23-28, 2022 (accessible elsewhere remotely through zoom)

Intersecting Architectures | 2020-2021 sliding-scale open-curriculum seminar and workshops:

Making Space / Space Making

with Edie Fake

May 15 and 16, 2021

Structure to Light: an Introduction to Architectural Photography

with Janna Ireland

April 10 and 24, 2021

Punctual Momentum: on the dot, down the line

with Adam Feldmeth

8 weeks: March 21-May 9, 2021

Shifting Architectures: Modularity and System in Typeface Design

with Jaimey Shapey

4 weeks: March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2021


with Mindy Seu and Laura Coombs

December 5 and 12, 2020

Website as Community Garden

with Neil Doshi and Joe Potts

November 21, 2020


with Adam Feldmeth

October 20-December 1

Surroundings to Scale

with Maria Lisogorskaya from Assemble

cardboard models by assemble
October 24 and 31

Recent public discussions as part of a stone's throw:


part of a stone's throw public discussion series:

May 29, 2021

Fungibility, residuals, and provenance: considering non-fungible tokens (NFTs)

part of a stone's throw public discussion series:

March 27, 2021, 11am PDT (UTC -7)

Fair's fair: Documents of Agreement (from Artist's Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale to collective bargaining in the industries of art and academia

part of a stone's throw public discussion series:

February 27, 2021, 12pm PST / 3pm EST

The Southland Institute is an unaccredited two-year postgraduate graphic design workshop and evolving public online repository of educational resources, built around a central curricular helix consisting of the tools, processes, histories, and discourses of typography, graphic design and critical art-making. It is also intended to be a forum for inquiry into the processes, potentials, and complications of education and its attendant structures and systems.