Verónica Stedile Luna received a PhD in Literature from the National University of La Plata (UNLP) in 2019. Her research focuses on the intersection between avant-garde literature, literary theory, and publishing practices. A postdoctoral fellow at CONICET (2020–24) and a lecturer in Methodology in Literary Research at UNLP, she has also been the publishing house director at EME Ediciones ( since 2015, where she directs the collection Madriguera: Essays on Art and Literature. In 2024, she was in charge of the course ‘Publishing as a Critical and Experimental Practice’, and led the group ‘Vital Forms: Relationships Between Writing, Affect, and Publishing’ as well as the workshop ‘Fe de erratas’ (Correction Notice) in La Plata.

She was a DAAD fellow at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2022 and at Freie Universität Berlin in 2023. She conducted research stays at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in 2018 and at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in 2019. She is the co-author and coordinator of the books Estado de feria permanente. La experiencia de las editoriales independientes en Argentina, 2001–2020 (2019) with Daniel Badenes; Recorridos de Roland Barthes (2023) with Guillermina Torres; and Vocabulario situado de teoría. Literatura, enseñanza, investigación with Verónica Delgado, Analía Gerbaudo, and Federico Cortés.

Shifting the Scale: Gesture and Material Procedures in Recent Handcrafted and Micropublishing Projects in Latin America
ICI Project 2024-26

Are industrial and artisanal publishing models simply opposing ways of producing books? What impacts do variations of scale have on book production, both in terms of the print run and the size of each copy? How do variations of scales depend on ‘material procedures’ and ‘publishing gestures’? Based on the perspective of ‘general economy’ from Georges Bataille — which discusses the idea of ‘restricted economy’, one that considers just what it yields —,  this project seeks to analyse the case for reduction and expansion in a constellation of singular artistic publishing projects where shifts in scale become a way to explore the intersection and interaction between writing and publishing (e.g. 10 x 7 cm chapbooks made with a single A4 page sheet folded into eight sheets, whose book covers are cardboard packages collected from the streets, in  Oficina Perambulante’s micro-editions).

Verónica Stedile Luna will consider three axes towards shifts in book scaling: a) production models responding to what has been termed the ‘collapse of the industrial publishing system’; b) the book as a measured space intertwined with writing and reading experiences; and c) different forms of scaling in interconnections as methods of fostering communities.