Part 1: Revolting Librarians Assembly
During International Zine Month:
Although public libraries are understood as guardians of democracy and education,
there have always been reasons for blue-printing alternative library systems.
Independent libraries such as zine libraries or artist book archives emerge out of a need for representation apart from institutional systems
or as an emancipatory act to found their own system of knowledge.
In analog and digitalized times, the archiving of ephemera is a consistently developing and defining field.
Its systems can range from a shoe carton to an independent digital platform, the values systems that shape them ask political, social, and economic questions.
What could zine libraries learn from institutional libraries?
What can institutional libraries learn from independent zine libraries?
Give X Take X Share: How can we find a productive mode of exchange?
How could a careful and sustainable mode of archiving look for zines in the State Library?
Introduction Impossible Library & Assembly Welcome
Part 1: Presentations: Show & Tell: 9 minute presentations
Archive of Youth Cultures (Archiv der Jugendkulturen)
Nicole Döll/ Library: Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig
Sorting Systems: Accountable Categories / Access & Preservation
How to sort the systemless printed matters into a system?
What are some values to take into account?
Challenges and successful examples from your own practice?
How do you maintain safer space policies in your institutions and how could you see these translating into larger institutions?
Part 2: Grey Matters Roundtable
The Grey Matters Roundtable was a continuation of the first Revolting Librarians Assembly
It revisited, expanded and shared some ideas. It was entitled Grey Matters because we learned in the first session that most artist books and zines are classified as grey matters by institutional libraries–though they are usually very colorful and diverse. We were joined by representatives of
The Archive of Youth Cultures
Aarhus Art Book & Zine Fest
Risomania, and the Impossible Library
Unfortunately, representatives of larger institutional libraries were indisposed but were keen to join in future roundtable sessions.
Concept & Facilitation: Nina Prader
Technical Support: Torben Körschkes Assembly 1