Hey Folks… MPLS based writer, Safy Farah and collaborators are in the process of launching a new publication project, 1991, a zine about the past and present written and produced from the perspective of young Somali-Americans artists and authors. It looks like a fantastic project and deserves all the support it can muster to get off the ground. If you have the ability, here’s an opportunity to help with a current fundraiser for the publication.
Oh my god!!! We just collated 125 editions of Josh MacPhee’s Lonely Books is under 10 minutes. I love our new collator!!!!
Already today we’ve had people come in and talk about the role of design in helping us ask questions about ourselves; how maps devised by artists can help us see and imagine a future social landscape differently; whether we can print their zine; if we could help them devise a questionnaire to distribute around the neighborhood asking neighbors what sort of police relations THEY want to see.
All in all I’d say that’s a really good day.