10 November to 9 December – Publisher-in-Residence: Bebe Books

In November and December 2022, Bebe Books from Ghent (BE) is Publisher-in-Residence at PrintRoom. 

During the residency, they will publish the Calendar 2023 by Cheng-Hsu Chung, co-produced with PrintRoom. They will also produce a publication about gender-neutral toilets with Tuyen Le, and will publish a cheeky, naughty zine together with PrintRoom. Scroll down to read more about Bebe Books.

Programme overview

* Riso workshop: Wrap the Hood

Thursday 10 November
Robert Fruinstraat 52, Rotterdam

Create your own Riso printed wrapping paper with Bebe Books and PrintRoom’s Riso Chef Teuntje Fleur! We will provide you with graphic pleasures and objects found in the neighbourhood. You can bring your own findings and/or designs and work them into your very personal gift paper. No need to buy presents: the paper is the gift.

Please sign up by sending an email to riso@printroom.org.

* Karaoke Salon

Sunday 13 November
PrintRoom, Schietbaanstraat 17, Rotterdam

This afternoon, Bebe Books will introduce their work and collective practice. Come along and sing your favorite song! We serve drinks to clear your throat and get you in the mood. Bebe Books will sing along and make you feel at home.

* Calendar Launch 

Friday 9 December (more soon)
Presentation of the Calendar 2023 by Cheng-Hsu Chung, published by Bebe Books and PrintRoom.

Bebe Books creates queer spaces across many countries, by organizing and curating LGBTQ+-friendly events and supporting promising artists and collectives. The collective’s mission is to build a safe space where they harmonize pleasure, arts, and education. Besides their curatorial practice, they travel with their fanzine collection to connect, communicate, and unite with other people. 

Bebe Books was founded by Mert Sen and Ruud Van Moorleghem, in response to a lack of queer cultural activities in their hometown of Ghent. After a while, the Bebe Books family has grown, and Noam Youngrak Son, Emma Raymakers, Fae Felis, and Seppe Laeremans have become part of the collective. They organized and curated more than fifty events and completed several site-specific installations. Read more about their practice on www.bebebooks.be.

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