Keywords: printing, absence, impossibility made possible through design
During a 3-week design research residency at Rupert, I had difficulties printing. In fact, I had such great difficulties, that I was not able to print a single b/w sheet of A4 until one of the very last days before returning back home. After much hassle and assistance from local staff, a single sheet of A4 reluctantly came out of the printer. It was a job report, essentially telling me that I was not able to print. With this richly designed sheet, featuring a range of data, layout, mobilization of white space etc., the impossibility of printing was yet made possible through design. This curious contradiction fascinated me, and my doctoral research deals precisely with this fundamental capacity in design.