Launch of the second serial of Project Paper / Thursday 2 May 2013, 6 – 9pm
Thursday 2 May 2013, 6.30– 9pm
Launch of the second serial of Project Paper
Edited by Ana Schefer and Teófilo Furtado
The second serial of Project Paper publishes an essay by Mario Moura and a side reflection on the project, defining all past choices and planning future action.
Economic recession; neo-liberalism; welfare state destruction; derelict public buildings (…) Project Paper is a project born in the milieu of a crisis, promoting an autonomous and revolutionary discourse for artistic practice.
The project takes a found object (paper) discovered in a derelict public building in Portugal to assemble a publishing project. The paper’s rehabilitation became an unavoidable symbolic action, seen as dual ‘occupation’, firstly of the paper-as-space and subsequently of the factual building-as-space.
Project Paper references libertarian philosophy by conveying the principles of self-organization, occupation, free association, cooperation and mutual-aid to encourage the political debate on the autonomy of artistic production. It proposes the collective ownership of the means of production by turning readers into active collaborators — ‘Architectural history has been dominated by publications as a site and test-ground for ideas: at some point, paper was the most radical architectural material of all’ (Critical Spatial Practice, Sternberg Press, 2011).
The first serial featuring The Anarchist Banker by Fernando Pessoa will also be available for sale.