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Curators: Bia Bittencourt, Diego Posada and Lior Zalis
June, 2019

An open call to send books or book projects to build a mobile library that begins within the PrintRoom space in Rotterdam, Netherlands.


An open call: you're invited to send books or book projects in order to build a mobile library that begins within the PrintRoom space in Rotterdam.

The worldwide rise of the far-right is not a uniform phenomenon. Each one of these political movements, in their contexts, has particular characteristics. Therefore, they must be attended in their peculiarities so that we can study, understand and elaborate them. However, it is also inevitable to consider the global environment that allowed the consolidation of these authoritarian policies, as well as the common aspects between them. It’s necessary to understand how a form of government that has spread over the globe, and produced the environment for this type of government to flourish, appears as a desirable alternative and a legitimate political horizon as a response to global and local problems.

The search for the root of these movements rising in different spaces is faced with the urgency of not only understanding, but also being able to develop tactics to confront, resist and build alternatives.

How can we characterize the authoritarian tendencies that have expanded in all spheres of society?

To what historical models can these contemporary movements be compared, and what do they relate themselves to?

What social, historical, political conditions are essential for these current and historic far-right movements to thrive?

How are these movements structured? How do they function? And how do they create visibility and political power?

To formulate counter tactics, we need to deal with these questions and shape our knowledge of these destructive forces and their origins. We want to think about fascism — or whatever you want to call it — to expose it, make it visible and dissect it. We want to understand, at last, how it gains life and survives.

To do this we will create a mobile, open source, bottom-up library of documents, digital files and printed matter. As a common space in which a multiplicity of voices is combined, juxtaposed and conflicted, and above all a platform that can provide a starting point for creative and radical thinking to produce specific knowledge and connect thinkers and doers.

PrintRoom will help to erect and host this library, and function as an open source, and dynamically functioning library. In addition a series of public events will be organized, thereby creating visibility and stimulating debate.  

We therefore seek images, texts, materials and knowledge from different disciplines in order to read the present in the context of its emergence, construction and development.

Livro de Carne, Artur Barrio (1978-1979), Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

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