Publication Intensive

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The Publication Intensive is a free two-week program in the history and contemporary practice of publication. Each year we invite applicants who are in the early stages of their careers (or enrolled in graduate programs) and have backgrounds in areas such as writing, art, literature, art history, new media, and design. During the Publication Intensive, Triple Canopy editors lead discussions and workshops with participating students, who research, analyze, and develop projects that hinge on new technologies but also mine the history of print culture and artistic practice. The program includes visits to studios of artists and designers, archives, and cultural institutions. Past guest speakers include Erica Baum, Lucas Blalock, Mel Bochner, Maria Sachiko Cecire, Yoonjai Choi, Malik Gaines, Zanna Gilbert, David Horvitz, Andrés Jaque, Steffani Jemison, Miriam Katzeff, John Keene, Chad Kloepfer, Anjuli Raza Kolb, Prem Krishnamurthy, Andrew LeClair, David Levine, Tan Lin, Lauren McCarthy, Harsh Patel, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, David Senior, Erin Shirreff, and Simone White.

The Publication Intensive addresses such questions as: How have artists, writers, and designers used the pages of magazines and books as sites of and material for experimentation? How have new-media publications challenged conventions of authorship and reception, only to have those very challenges soon become the foundation of the new economy? How have artists, writers, designers, and technologists responded to ensuing changes in the media landscape? How have responses differed in areas with disparate resources and relationships to technology? What might historical relationships between publishing, technology, and the public sphere teach us about these contemporary dynamics? How do issues of access and identity condition our interactions with online forums and digital media?

Triple Canopy’s 2020 Publication Intensive is made possible by the many generous guests who pledged support at our 2019 benefit, honoring Joan Jonas, including Ian Alteveer & Stephen Figge, Yona Backer, Elyse Benenson, Gabriel Burkett, A.K. Burns, David Byrne, John Caplan, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Stephanie Choi, Margaret Liu Clinton, Eric Clough, Michelle Coffey, Luis Croquer, Sarah Demeuse, Madeline Djerejian, Trisha Donnelly, Corinna Durland, Suzanne Geiss, Bronwyn Keenan, Lisa Kim, Maureen Kim, Andrew Kreps, Kurimanzutto, Elizabeth Lamb, Chris Leong, Brett Littman, Carlos Madrid, Susan & Harry Meltzer, Roger Mooney & Donald Steele, Barbara & Howard Morse, Raúl de Nieves, Stephen Petronio, Andrea Rosen, Jenny Schlenzka, Kate Shepherd, John Silberman, Ana Sokoloff, Seth Stolbun, Lynne Tillman, Valentina Tintori, Martha Tuttle, Karen Wong, Begum Yasar, Christine Zehner, and Anonymous.

Read a conversation between participants in 2014’s program here.

Upcoming session

COVID-19 Update:

To ensure the safety of guest educators, potential participants in this year’s Publication Intensive, our staff, families, friends, and extended communities, we decided to cancel the 2022 session of the program. We are saddened by the necessity of this decision, and look forward to planning next year’s session. In the meantime, we are discussing other methods of sharing aspects of the Publication Intensive curriculum with readers. To receive updates and announcements about our next Publication Intensive, which will take place June 2023, please sign up for our newsletter. As ever, please contact us with any questions at

What: A two-week program in the history and contemporary practice of publication. Sessions are held Monday–Friday, 10am–4pm (with some variation).

Where: The program takes place at Triple Canopy’s venue in Manhattan, and will include visits to studios of artists and designers, publishers, archives, and cultural institutions.

Who: We invite applications from recent college graduates, graduate students, and those with comparable experience; we discourage applications from those with much more experience. Prospective participants might have backgrounds in areas such as writing, art, literature, art history, technology, and design.

Cost: Tuition is free, though participants must arrange and pay for their travel and accommodation. All reading and viewing materials will be provided free of cost.

Previous sessions

Publication Intensive 2014, New York City
June 16–27, 2014
Participants: Molly Davy, Connie Fu, Juan Arturo García, Casey Gollan, Maya Harakawa, Dennis Hogan, Kaitlyn Kramer, Gerardo Madera, Lucy McFadzean, Sherwin Rivera Tibayan, Nora Rodriguez, Madeline Weisburg.

Publication Intensive 2015, New York City
June 15–26, 2015
Participants: Florencia Alvarado, Alissa Anderson, Laura Brown, Eli Coplan, Lydia Glenn-Murray, Paul John, Luca Lum, Molly Osberg, Gabriel Pericàs, Omar Rizwan, Marisa Torres, Lauren Young.

Publication Intensive 2016, New York City
June 6–17, 2016
Participants: Nada Al Yafei, Nima Behravan, Sooanne Berner, Kate Chiu, Will Elder, Jarrett Fuller, Kimi Hanauer, Becca Lofchie, Pooja Sen, Victoria Sobel, Shaheer Tarar, Halie Theoharides.

Publication Intensive 2017, New York City
June 19–30, 2017
Participants: Shawné Michaelain Holloway, Ming Lin, Logan Lockner, Joiri Minaya, Lai Yi Ohlsen, Nate Pyper, Serubiri Moses, Ramaya Tegegne, Lizz Thabet, Lukas Vrbka, Gee Wesley.

Publication Intensive 2018, Los Angeles
Jan 10–19, 2018
Participants: Layan Attari, Andrea Carrillo Iglesias, Nikita Gale, Sarah Hamerman, Alexander Jusdanis, Juliana Leite, Tyler Patterson, Everest Pipkin, Naomi Riddle, Magnus Elias Rosengarten, Alfonso Santiago.

Publication Intensive 2018, New York City and Providence
June 11–22, 2018
Participants: Yasi Alipour, Austin Carder, Maia Chao, Christopher Cole, Sean D. Henry-Smith, Willis Kingery, Anny Li, Lucy Siyao Liu, Umber Majeed, Alejandro Matamala Ortiz, Buzz Slutzky, June Yoon.

Publication Intensive 2019, New York City
June 3–14, 2019
Katherine Agard, AJ Artemel, Carly Ayres, Felipe Becerra, Sophia Hussain, Rami Karim, Atif Khan, Ayesha Kamal Khan, Sophia Larigakis, Tom Powell, Jane Robbins Mize, Joy Xiang.

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Seminars and Lectures

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Flexible teaching modules permit Triple Canopy editors to tailor a given teaching residency or session to the specific needs of departments, faculty, and students. We draw upon an extensive network of contributing artists and writers, to invite guest speakers and workshop leaders from the region. Triple Canopy’s teaching approach incorporates informative lectures, seminar-style discussion, and hands-on workshops. To inquire about seminars, lectures, or our Publication Intensive please write

Internship Program

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Triple Canopy is not currently seeking interns.