As part of the expansion of its collections, the Stuart Hall Library is now establishing a zines and artists’ book collection. This new collection will incorporate a wide range of material with a focus on cultural diversity, race, and identity as well as artists’ books produced by international authors and artists.
The event will act as a launch for the collection, providing a space for discussions which will address the history and importance of zines and their relationship with artists’ books, visual art and culture. It will establish the Library as a key resource for zine and art communities.
As well as the chance to explore the collection, the launch event will include three short 15 – 20 minute talks with half an hour for discussion and questions. Speakers are Cazz Blase, zine maker, writer and social historian; Hamja Ahsan, Other Asias, an artist-led initiative challenging contemporary navigations of Asia, Storm in a Teacup collective, promoting women in the arts.