Class Visits

Just wanted to send a quick thank you to Profs. Rosamond King and Natalie Nuzzo for inviting me into their classrooms this semester to talk about the zine collection.

And shortly everyone will be able to find the second edition of Where We’re From, the English 1012 zine, on the our shelves!

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Literary Artifacts

Check it out: Kristopher Jansma just published this piece about the Brooklyn College Library Zine Collection over at The Outlet, titled Literary Artifacts: Say You Want a Revolution? Zines at the Brooklyn College Library.

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Kingsman Covers the Collection!

Former BCL intern Emma Karin Eriksson (and zinester herself) wrote this lovely piece on the Brooklyn College Library Zine Collection in the Kingsman: FOLD, STAPLE, SHARE! Welcoming the Brooklyn College Zine Library Collection.

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“Inventing Identity” English 1012 Class Responds to the Zine Collection

Natalie Nuzzo’s English 1012 class recently visited and responded to the zine collection and exhibition. Find out what they thought over at their class blog!

We’re really happy to have classes visiting, reflecting upon, and using the collection!

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Brooklyn Collections: Interference Archive

Our Brooklyn radical archives comrades are inviting everyone to come and check out their amazing collections:

Interference Archive Open House!

Last December the Interference Archive (IA) opened its doors in
Brooklyn, providing access to to a wide collection of social movement
culture and ephemera to the public. Consisting of posters, flyers,
publications, photographs, moving images, audio recordings, clothing,
and other printed matter, the archive grew out of the personal
collections of Josh MacPhee and Dara Greenwald. It has since expanded
through donations by artists and activists internationally as well as
served as a space for cultural production of new objects.

In the last eight months IA has held exhibitions, screenings,
collaborative poster-making sessions, meetings, and multiple public
talks. Some highlights include:

• Our recent collaboration and installation with the Montreal-based
poster making group of student strikers Ècole de la Montagne Rouge
• A presentation on the history of anti-war posters and graphics by
archivist Carol Wells
• A poster critique and design charrette with Occuprint around Mayday
political graphics
• A screening of Maggots and Men, a queer reinterpretation of both the
filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein and the Krondstadt rebellion.

All of these activities have been free and open to the public!

Through this programming, the histories of people mobilizing for
social transformation have become animated and part of the present.
While still in its infancy, the archive has big plans to continue this
work and expand its reach. This includes becoming a non-profit
organization, opening to the public with much expanded hours, and the
development of a online database of the collection which will allow
for effective research and sharing of materials.

We would like to invite you to a series of open houses to personally
introduce you to the archive and our future plans. Currently the
archive is staffed by Josh, Molly Fair, and Kevin Caplicki, among
others. Come meet them and learn all the ways the collection can be
used and explored!

Additionally, we are also looking to develop a modest membership model
where interested individuals donate a small monthly amount. This will
allow us to keep IA open to the public as we develop our
infrastructure. Regardless if you decide to become a member or not,
our main goal is to share our work, and to spread the word that this
new archive of radical histories exists here in Brooklyn!

Open Houses are scheduled for the following dates from 5:30-7:30pm:
September 7th
September 21st
October 11th

Please RSVP to
Interference Archive
131 8th St. #4, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (2 blocks from the f/g/r trains at 4th ave. and 9th st.)

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POC Zine Project

We’re really inspired to see the launch of the POC Zine Project:

POC Zine Project’s mission is to makes ALL zines by POC (People of Color) easy to find, share and distribute. Community and activism through materiality.

The (amazing) team behind this project are looking for some help for their upcoming tour, which includes two nights in New York. Head over to their blog for more information and help them out if you are reading this in or outside the borough!

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Via Zines, Brooklyn Voices on Display

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Thank You!

Our opening celebration on Tuesday was really enjoyable for all of us who have been working on the zine collection. We are indebted to all of you who joined in our celebration. We’re in awe of all of you who shared your work with us–at the reading and in print, and we’re really appreciating all of you–who work and create inside the library, on campus, or out in the greater borough–who have made this collection/collaboration possible. Thank you!

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See you Tonight!

We’re really excited to welcome everyone to the library later today. We also just finished this comment box so you can let us know what you think about the collection once you get here!

If you can’t make it to our celebrations today, don’t worry–the collection is here to stay, and our exhibit, Fold, Staple, Share: Highlights from the Brooklyn College Library Zine Collection, will be up until November and can be viewed whenever the library is open.* Continue reading

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Sneak Preview

We’re saving our official glee for tomorrow’s celebration, but we also are super stoked to have this collection out on the shelves already:

Come see the rest tomorrow!

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