Louisa Preston, MLitt Publishing Studies, 2011-2012

November 21st, 2011 | Posted in Student Profiles | Comments Off on Louisa Preston, MLitt Publishing Studies, 2011-2012

The dissemination of knowledge, ideas and opinions which instigate debate and a form of community is my main interest with publishing.

My background is with Fine Art, which I studied as an undergraduate and postgraduate at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. Since graduating in 2004 I have worked as an artist on various exhibitions and residencies held nationally and internationally.

I came to this course with the desire to learn about the publishing industry, to learn about the global and national context and the finer workings and processes involved. I am interested in the future developments of online published content and the development that print publications may take in response. I have submitted work which was subsequently published in the Dundee publication, Yuck ‘n Yum , and from the perspective of my background I have a strong interest in artist books, such as those you can find in the Visual Research Centre at Dundee Contemporary Arts. In a broader sense, I am interested in science fiction, architecture and design.  A few of my favourite titles are Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami,  Lanark by Alasdair Gray and The Gray Cloth by Paul Scheerbart.

The course so far has been fantastic, with a wealth of new information to take in and fast learning to be done. It’s certainly been a challenge to get back up to speed working in the academic context again. However I very much look forward to the year ahead and all the activity we will be involved in.