Since its inception in 2013, the Weimar-based research lab Space for Visual Research has gradually enlarged its operations to inspire a lively exchange with students and like-minded practitioners. A fundamental part of this endeavor is an ongoing series of exhibitions, lectures, and workshops, which have been hosted by universities and cultural institutions across the globe.
In 2018, the SfVR team was invited to the Paju Typography Institute (PaTI), an alternative design school near Seoul. Workshop participants were encouraged to conduct visual experiments using physics, chemistry, optics, and reproduction technology as starting points for image production. The resulting imagery was reworked and repurposed into graphic compositions to be applied within the context of contemporary communication design.