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Books Are Bridges Art Book Fest

Sunday 17 July 2022, 12.00-17.00 
at the clubhouse of Streven naar Verbetering, Rotterdam

A playful Art Book Fest with over 25 international and local publishers, who present new work and that of others at the site of the local community gardens in Rotterdam-West.

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 Papiermakerij 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

Books Are Bridges Summit
From Friday 15 to Sunday 17 July, PrintRoom organizes the first Books Are Bridges Summit – a small-scale gathering for artist publishers with space for connection, experiment and DIY workshops, spread across locations in Rotterdam: from the allotment to the docks. How do we grow our roots, nourish the community, and host a wider public? Together we will reflect on participation and exchange, on collective practices, and on future models of gathering around publishing and zine making.

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).

Please email us if you would like to participate in the publishers’ gatherings.

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