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24th May 2013, 6-9pm
Launch of How Buildings Kill
Published by Tombstone Press
Ken Hollings Talk 7pm
How Buildings Kill is a visceral and illustrative examination of urban living and architecture through a physical interaction with print. Combining provocative writing and innovative image making, the book plays with the possibilities and limitations of print.
The physicality of space, the fabric of our constructed environments, the nostalgia of utopia, the rapid gentrification of cities, urban brutality and the Situationist Internationals are all explored in the first book from publishers Tombstone Press. How Buildings Kill is an anthology of writing featuring the Marquis De Sade, Owen Hatherley, Ian Nairn, Ken Hollings, David Dawkins and an interview with Jacqueline De Jong, alongside a collection of illustrations by Gareth Barnett.
Tombstone Press is a Hackney based publishing house committed to confronting the way we interact with the book, exploring the way we experience and construct narratives through the physicality of printed matter.
Daniel James Wilkinson is Publisher of the Month
Daniel James Wilkinson’s work is based on archival research into forgotten societies and other speculative social systems. Presenting found material and reconstructing books; notes and documents, his
installations and books explore the fringes of science, rationalism and belief. His works are layered with elements of nostalgic popular culture and modernist pictorial language. The works are rich in occultist design and devoid of literal explanation and are intricately constructed to recall/recreate the exuberance, excess and energy of a character or object.
Daniel will be presenting a selection of printed matter and limited edition publications he has produced over the last few years living being the Bökship. The latest issue of The Paragrin, a 1970s parody of a North Welsh newsletter will be released during the month.
Join us for a gin and tonic on Saturday 4 May from 6 – 9pm.
Thursday 13 June 2013, 7pm
'I've Never Read Her' Book Club of Short Fiction and Essays by Women
Reading The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula J Le Guin
Ursula J Le Guin is an American author of novels, children's books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction. She has also written poetry and essays. First published in the 1960s, her work has often depicted futuristic or imaginary alternative worlds in politics, natural environment, gender, religion, sexuality and ethnography. For June 2013 we will be reading her short story - The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas (downloadable PDF). Get your copy of the Short Story collection from which this story is taken from your local charity shop, independent bookshop or library or download the PDF at http://iveneverreadher.wordpress.com