About the presentation:
LEAD: Letterpress Educators of Art & Design fosters a network of letterpress educators to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and expand connections in the community. We provide opportunities to engage discourse, advance research, and scholarship, and work to expand understanding of the value of letterpress education as an essential practice in contemporary learning. Letterpress in higher education is primarily taught as a part of the divergent fields of studio art, book arts, printing history, and design as well as through community workshops, printing museums, and archives. Several founding members of LEAD will share the role of letterpress in education today, including during a global pandemic, and their individual goals for teaching printing. They will discuss the history of LEAD and their annual symposia Makeready. Opportunities have grown for expanded and deeper connections among printing educators through sharing resources and expertise, communicating the benefits of the letterpress experience through the strength of our international collective.