Bookpresentation CROSS-over. Kunst, Media en Technologie in Vlaanderen

The Open Source Publishing team designed CROSS-over, a publication on art, media and technology in Flanders. The publication is edited by Liesbeth Huybrechts and published by BAM and Lanoo. (...)

Call for participants

When is an object ’common’ and what does it mean to have it ’in common’? Designing and making objects under Open Content licenses can produce, reproduce or block a myriad of possible relations. Your (...)

Call for presentations: Libre Graphics Meeting

The Libre Graphics Meeting will take place 10-13 April in Madrid. The event welcomes your contribution and is looking for in-depth presentations on Libre Graphics technologies, showcases of (...)

Code Tasting / Graphical Shell prototype (GSp)

At this autumn Code Tasting, we’ll try out Graphical Shell, a prototype developed by Pierre Marchand in the context of the Libre Graphics Research Unit. His proposal links the ’tick’ of a program to (...)

Collective co-positioning

Digital lay-outing tools are path dependent in their way of mimicking the past processes of 600 years of moveable type (and maybe even beyond). Often practice proceeds without extensive critical (...)

Considering your tools

Workshop for tutors at BAU design college of Barcelona. With Gijs de Heij and Eric Schrijver (OSP). This workshop starts from our experience with using Free, Libre and Open Source software in (...)

Diverted Objects @ The time of the commons

Diverted Objects, the installation in the Constant window, will be part of the program of the festival The time of the commons that will take place in Brussels and other European cities from 5th (...)

Diverted Objects workshop

“Diverted Objects” is a one-day workshop developed by the collective LibreObjet around the "fork" applied to objects. The ‘fork’ means an object having a common root with a second one. Initially (...)

Diverted Objects

«Diverted Objects» is an installation developed by the collective LibreObjet around the “fork” applied to objects. The "fork" means an object having a common root with a second one. Initially twins, (...)

Dividing and sharing

Dividing and Sharing is an essay about the way (web)standards change the practice of design work.

Free Libraries for Every Soul

Long before the slogan ’Information wants to be Free’ was coined, the founder of the modern library Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) had a dream. He believed in ’Free Libraries for Every Soul’. (...)

Free Operations

Workshop with open source tools only: content that belongs to the Public Domain fonts that allows us to change them and redistribute them open source software Starting point is the (...)

Hybrid -> city

Constant member Femke Snelting lectures during the conference Hybrid City, a design research project investigating different layers of the city, organised by the Media & Design Academy Genk. (...)

LGM@Open Design Conference

Presentation of the LGRU project during the closing party of the Open Design Conference held in Barcelona, organized by the FAD. The conference brings together designers and thinkers who share an (...)


The work at the Libre Graphics Research Unit (LGRU) is now almost halfway. Since June 2011, the Unit functions as a traveling lab where new ideas for creative tools are developed. LGRU is an (...)

Libre Graphics Magazine workshop

During their residency in Variable, Ana Carvalho, Ginger Coons & Ricardo Lafuente, the editors of Libre Graphics Magazine, invite you to take part in the making of the upcoming issue. From (...)

Libre Graphics Meeting 2014

LGM2014: 2-5 April in Leipzig, Germany

Libre Graphics Meeting: Relaying Systems

Presentation by Constant members Femke Snelting and Harrison during the annual meeting around free software for graphical work. Why designers should be interested in (...)

Libre Graphics Meeting

OSP (Open Source Publishing) travels to Wroclaw, Poland to participate in the Libre Graphics Meeting Days 2008. With amongst others: a Print Party, a workshop and a presentation. Audio & (...)

Libre Graphics Research Unit in Porto

From 22 to 23 May the Libre Graphics Research Unit gathers in Porto and this meeting concludes the two year project. Hosted by associate partner Manufactura Independente in Maus Habito we will (...)

(New) Objects in Common: Peggy’s @ Recyclart

On October 5th, the design collective LibreObjet published plans for a new piece of display furniture called Peggy for Fablab/Maker-Hacker-spaces. Often the lab/space is used for its (...)

OSP Public Meet

OSP (Open Source Publishing) is a graphic design collective that uses only Free, Libre and Open Source Software. At the first OSP Public Meet you are invited to finally discover 9000 km of (...)

Open Call: Piksels and Lines Orchestra

In the context of the Libre Graphics Research Unit, Piksel is offering a collaborative research residency for one artist and one developer, to jointly explore the interoperability and expansion (...)

Open Course

Presentation by Nicolas Malevé followed by a Print Party, a perfomative lecture with cakes and typographies by the members of the collective OpenSource Publishing. This activity is part of Open (...)

RELEARN: Libre Graphics Summer School

The design caravan Open Source Publishing invites you for a design education experiment this summer — from 26 until 30 August 2013 By and large, graphic design students bring a laptop to school, (...)

Research meeting: Abstracting craft

The next Research Meeting Abstracting Craft will take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands from 26-29 September 2012. The program is being developed by WORM in collaboration with (...)

Round-table discussion: Co-position

How can we re-imagine lay-out from scratch? What tools do we need to support decentralized collaboration? How can we bring together canvas editing, dynamic lay-outs, web-to-print and Print On (...)

Software history mapping night

In a first attempt to draw a collaborative map of the many different tools that together define the practice of digital design, OSP attempts to recollect facts and anecdotes gathered over the (...)

The Body as Billboard

Geuzennamen, emporwerment, networking and textile workshops


Towards is a collection of subjective cartographic representations of Brussels connected to the creation of a collaborative tool for subjective cartography.

Un\Ruly Bodies: The MakeHuman Bugreport

At the yearly Sophia colloquiem, Unruly Bodies. Gender \ Normen \ Verzet, Adva Zakai, Xavier Gorgol and Femke Snelting will present The MakeHuman Bugreport. MakeHuman is a popular open source 3D (...)

Urban(e)(istiques) Anomalie(ë)n Bru(x)(ss)el(le)(s)

A visual journey through particularities of public spaces in Brussels. Artist Peter Westenberg publishes observations of Brussels in the weblog Urban(e)(istiques) Anomalie(ën)(s) (...)


In collaboration with Medialab Prado Constant organises the worksession ’Objects in Common’ as the final event in a series that started in 2015 with ’Funcionamientos: Objects in Common and Diverse (...)

uHbench workshop

During a short performative workshop we’ll build an Urban Hacker Bench in front of Constant. The bench will serve nicely during the summertime, as a non-profit spot to chat, hang out, observe (...)