Geoffrey Brusatto, PhD in the Arts

This practise based research focuses on the manner in which the contemporary user processes information and how it can be translated to the existing physical structure of the book, being a tangible object as well as an information vehicle. The contemporary book form is again questioned and investigated how to survive as a medium in our digital society today. The book in paper is deconstructed down to its basic elements and subsequently rebuilt adapting it to the modern user and manufacturing processes. Through tangible and visual restructuring we try to design a more dynamic and interactive book shape in order to increase functionality and appeal. A new form is required, allowing the book to obtain a descriptive as well as a performative function .


  • Prof. dr. Jan Baetens (supervisor, KU Leuven)
  • Prof. dr. Marjan Sterckx (supervisor, University Hasselt)

Research Unit: Inter-Actions

Duration: 2011-2015