cache is publication series and tool for research groups. It enables them to work together on a topic, to arrange source material associatively and to layout generatively in various formats. The resulting series is a mixture of a collective essay and material collection.
Basic idea of the design was to automate repetitive activities in the design process and to provide the researchers with an easy-to-use tool. Therefore the projects’ backend generates various HTML- and PDF-versions based on XML data. The script-based approach was consciously exhibited in the layout-design – and contrarily to the series name, not being hidden. Explanatory texts are printed in full column width.
Its first issue „Gegen|Wissen“ inquires the role of the sciences and knowledge in the protest movements of the 1970s and 1980s. 528 pages, 30 CHF, published by intercomverlag.ch
Realised in a cooperation between Chair for Wissenschaftsforschung, ETH Zurich and the Department for Visual Communication, ZHdK.
In collaboration with Loraine Olalia.
Mentoring: Prof. Sarah Owens
Assistance: Victoria Knabe
Coding: Janis Perren
cache Mono: @atelieramb
Gerstner-Programm: Forgotten Shapes