edition.nord was launched as a publishing project of a design practice, schtücco, in Shinjuku, Tokyo in 2008. Shin Akiyama and Ayako Tsutsumi, the core members of the practice moved to Minamiuonuma in Niigata where Akiyama is originally from in the end of 2010 and became a current team of three including Hanako Egashira, a local artist. In addition to design works, it constantly publishes a couple of books every year and participates in Art Book Fair in New York since 2015. They receive invitations to join art book fairs, exhibitions and forum about books from around the world and continue to expand inter-local activities beyond the borders.

[Recent exhibitions]
“Kawamata Publication Timeline” and “Japan Focus Library & Shop KAWAMATA Publication Timeline” (Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2022) and “Factory dddd: Encompassee, Entanglement, Derivatives Venue Configuration – Buku Akiyama “Situations No. 7″ with the Equipment of ‘Kyoto ddd Gallery” (Kyoto ddd Gallery, 2023).


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