Thursday, 21 November 2013

S&S #5

Shape & Situate: Posters Of Inspirational European Women #5.
In a nutshell, Shape & Situate is a zine of posters made by artists and DIY creative folk from within Europe, each poster highlighting the (often hidden) history and lives of radical inspirational women and collectives from Europe.
The zine aims to activate feminist cultural memory, inspire, and to visually bring women’s social and political history to life and into view.
This issue features 23 black and white posters of women who have acted as organisers, activists, agitators, pioneers, educators, or role models, from a wide range of disciplines including: art, space, music, emergency services, education, literature, ecology and environmental issues, astronomy, radio, NGOs, and beyond.
The zine is over 32 pages long, and contains a list of further reading and links to other people's history and social change projects.
Posters vary in style and technique, including ones made by illustration, photography, letter-press, and block printing.
The zine will first be on sale on 1st December at Queer Zine Fest London. Come and say hi if you're around on that day.
From there I'll then be selling them online, and am looking to get them stocked on as many international distros, in as many neat stores, and in as many international zine libraries and archives as possible so that these histories can work their way into people's hands. Send me a note if you can help with this.
A list of all distributors will appear on the right hand side of this blog.
Enormous thanks to all the following contributors and poster makers for your amazing work telling such important life stories: Hazel Smoczynska, Amber Roguski, Julia Downes, Sophie Brown, Peter Driver, Kathleen Teadrinker, Benedict Rutherford, Jo Harrison, Anne-Marie Atkinson, Zelly Restorick, Ada Scarrott, Steph Fletcher, Jay Bernard, Clare Brown, Cherry Styles, Erica Smith, Lindsay Draws and Lady Stardust, Nina Nijsten, Jenny Howe, SJ Bradley, Rachael House, Ian Pepper, and Dr Charlotte Cooper.

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