The International College for Arts and Communication (MKIK) held the 3rdBookfest. Russian experts and Jean-Phillippe Deugnier, French artist, visited it. We’ll tell you how the student book exhibition went and what innovations organisers came up with in the article.
The best graduation and term projects of students of the Journalism and Publishing College and photobooks of students of the Photography College were presented at the Bookfest. Evgenia Suprutskaya, Head of the MKIK Publishing House, supervised the event.
Within the Read project, second-year students of the Journalism and Publishing College of MKIK showed their design skills. Students created a new look for their favourite books: covers, pictures, gift packing, and souvenirs.
Students were telling the guests of the festival about their creative solutions and were getting feedbacks during the day.
It was especially exciting to exhibit this year. Students of all colleges, lecturers, the Rector of MKIK, and external experts representing various professional fields visited the Bookfest.
Katerina Savina, supervisor of the Soyuz Pechat Moscow, who’s already familiar with the students’ works, welcomed the participants of the event at the opening. Students presented zines and in-game photo projects in the Soyuz Pechat space at Winzavod in November. Katerina Savina also visited the Quiet Life of Things exhibition of the Photography College of MKIK after the Bookfest.
The Bookfest hosted a workshop on creating a podcast from Olga Ptitseva, writer, co-host of the Coven Dur podcast, and master of creative writing. She told how to come up with an audio-blog which will be listened to and about technical peculiarities of the work. Olga Ptitseva gave her book for the most interesting question to her.
Jean-Phillippe Deugnier, French artist, with his son, developer of computer games, arrived at the Bookfest after the workshop. Guests from France communicated with the students of the College, viewed their projects, and even managed to visit Mikhail Avvakumov’s exhibition in the IGUMO Gallery.
Bookfest was so eventful this term. Freshmen of the Journalism and Publishing College were only guests of the event. However, they are going to show their professional projects next term. Bookfest is an excellent platform for the presentation of publications, communication with professional experts, and meetings with potential readers.
Kristina Danilina, Agency for Relevant Communication students’ business incubator
Translated by Anastasia Zhilyaeva31.12.2021