Reading Anarchism was initiated to coincide with a presentation of Yours in Solidarity, a film project that has the history of anarchism as its subject. theanarchistlibrary.org, an online collection of anarchist writing, was one of the project’s theoretical sources. Printed copies of all titles currently archived on that website were made available in a library reading room. Visitors could also produce copies of their favourite titles free of charge.
Individuals from different countries and professional fields were invited to go through the collection and select a single title. Each evening of the event series, two of them were invited every to present and read from their book choice, and subsequently host a discussion on it.
Particpants in BAK, Utrecht, were Maria Barnas, Jonas Staal, Richard John Jones, Katja Sokolova, Lise Autogena and Yoonis Osman Nuur. Participants in N.A.S.A. Amsterdam included Frans Bromet, Ahmet Ogüt, Nienke Terpsma, Geert Lovink, Mariko Peters, Elena Loizidou, Kathrin Böhm and John Jordan.
Please get in touch if you are interested to set up the library somewhere new, and/or host a series of readings with it.