Sunday 17 July 2022
at the clubhouse of Streven naar Verbetering
Roel Langerakweg 33, 3041 JK Rotterdam
A playful Art Book Fest with over 25 international and local artist publishers, who present their new work and that of others at the site of the community gardens in Rotterdam-West.
Join us for book tables, talks, music and workshops!
With: Alauda Publications, Amy Suo Wu, Anahi Saravia Herrera, antoine lefebvre editions, backbonebooks, Chantal Garduño, Fucking Good Art, Futura Resistenza, Gloria Glitzer, Happy Potato Press, Jesse Presse, Johan Kleinjan, Knust / Extrapool, MonoRhetorik, No Libros, O Book Publisher, Onomatopee, OOMK, Other Forms, Pantofle Books, PrintRoom, Ruja Press, Sarmad Magazine, Sergej Vutuc, Temporary Services, Terry Bleu, Teuntje Fleur, The Eriskay Connection, The Nose, Valiz and more!
+ Workshop paper-making by Marieke de Hoop
+ Lecture by Esther Krop
+ Music by Futura Resistenza and Cengiz Mengüç
+ Zine making with receipt printers by Florian Cramer
+ Soup for Ukraine by Yuliya Gwilym / Yufrukt
The Books Are Bridges Art Book Fest is organized within the scope of the Books Are Bridges Summit – a small-scale gathering for artist publishers with space for connection, exchange of ideas and DIY workshops, spread across locations in Rotterdam: from the gardens to the docks.
From 15 to 17 July 2022, participants of the summit will reflect on collective practices and future models of gathering around publishing and zine making. How do we grow our roots, nourish the community, and host a wider public?
The summit also includes a walk by artist Isolde Venrooy, a conversation on publishing and waste with Temporary Services, ARTZINES exchange with Antoine Lefebvre, editorial and printing sessions at our riso workshop space with various publishers, a lunch talk by Alan Smart, and conversations with, amongst others, Bia Bittencourt, Erica Overmeer, Chantal Garduño, Paul John (remotely), and Ann-Kristin Stølan (remotely).
Developed by PrintRoom (Karin de Jong and team) in collaboration with Eleanor Vonne Brown. The title Books Are Bridges is inspired by the publishing practice of Claudia de la Torre. Logo by José Quintanar (Ruja Press). Poster design by Dongyoung Lee.