Reading Anarchism

2016 – series of 3 events in Utrecht
2013 – series of 8 events in Amsterdam
library with over 2000 laser-printed articles and books, display furniture and library index, dimensions variable

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.

Reading Anarchism

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2016, installation at BAK, photograph by Nicoline van Harskamp



Basis Aktuele Kunst, Utrecht
theanarchistlibrary.org