A Special Issue is a tri-annually released publication created by the XPUB master's students, allowing students and staff to explore not only the individual themes of each edition, but also the definition of what is or can be a publication.

Each Special Issue addresses a specific "issue", often coordinated with outside events and collaborations, and culminates in a release party. The organisation, tools, and workflows are reset every trimester to both allow the rotation of roles within this publishing experiment, but also permit to explore novel collaborative methods beyond their archetypes and stereotypes.


XPUB is the Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Experimental Publishing of the Piet Zwart Institute. XPUB focuses on the acts of making things public and creating publics in the age of post-digital networks. XPUB's interests in publishing are twofold:

first, publishing as the inquiry and participation into the technological frameworks, political context and cultural processes through which things are made public;

and second, how these are, or can be, used to create publics by expanding the means of discourse circulation beyond print media and its direct digital translation.