Bergen Assembly

Side Magazine, Issue 01
The Professor


  • Society of Typographic Arts (Chicago)
  • ED Awards
ED Awards

About the project

Side Magazine accompanies the fourth Bergen Assembly ↗, the contemporary art triennial in Bergen (Norway) in 2022, as a site of research convened by artist Saâdane Afif. He invited Berlin-based Yasmine d’O. as curator of the edition and executive editor of Side Magazine.

The magazine gathers a heptahedron out of seven characters: the Professor, the Moped Rider, the Bonimenteur, the Fortune Teller, an Acrobat, the Coalman, and the Tourist. In the first issue, seven articles by Lili Reynaud Dewar, Jörg Heiser, and Christian Nyampeta, among others, explore the Professor’s identity, role, and position.

Humble lightweight paper, b/w-illustrations, and straightforward typography create a fanzine with a strong personality and support simplifying a complicated project.

Saddle-stitched softcover 21 × 28 cm, 74 pages, 45 colour ills., 18 b/w ills., English, ISBN 978-3-948200-04-6, edited by Yasmine d'O., concept by Saâdane Afif ↗, published by Wirklichkeit Books ↗