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Launch of How Buildings Kill / Friday 24 May 2013, 6-9pm

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Friday 24 May 2013, 6-9pm
Launch of How Buildings Kill
Published by Tombstone Press
Ken Hollings Talk 7pm

How Buildings Kill is a visceral and illustrative examination of urban living and architecture through a physical interaction with print. Combining provocative writing and innovative image making, the book plays with the possibilities and limitations of print.

The physicality of space, the fabric of our constructed environments, the nostalgia of utopia, the rapid gentrification of cities, urban brutality and the Situationist Internationals are all explored in the first book from publishers Tombstone Press. How Buildings Kill is an anthology of writing featuring the Marquis De Sade, Owen Hatherley, Ian Nairn, Ken Hollings, David Dawkins and an interview with Jacqueline De Jong, alongside a collection of illustrations by Gareth Barnett.

Tombstone Press is a Hackney based publishing house committed to confronting the way we interact with the book, exploring the way we experience and construct narratives through the physicality of printed matter. #howbuildingskill

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May 20, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Publishing workshop and launch of 19 PAGES / Wednesday 22 May 2013

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Wednesday 22 May 2013, 3 – 5pm, 6 – 9pm

Exploring the possibilities of publication making, MA Fine Art students at Kingston University have collaborated on a project consisting of posters for fictional exhibitions. The only condition for each fictitious exhibition was that there must be a poster and a press release. Budgets were infinite and normal curatorial considerations were allowed to be happily ignored. The project was inspired by In Many Ways These Exhibitions Will Never Work Happen, a rolling presentation of posters for fictional exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery when it was temporarily closed for building work in 2010. Risograph cover printed,  bound and assembled at X Marks the Bokship.


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May 20, 2013 at 3:01 pm

‘I’ve Never Read Her’ Book Club reading Ursula J Le Guin

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Thursday 13 June 2013, 7pm
‘I’ve Never Read Her’ Book Club of Short Fiction and Essays by Women
Reading The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula J Le Guin

Ursula J Le Guin is an American author of novels, children’s books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction. She has also written poetry and essays. First published in the 1960s, her work has often depicted futuristic or imaginary alternative worlds in politics, natural environment, gender, religion, sexuality and ethnography. For June 2013 we will be reading her short story – The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas (downloadable PDF). Get your copy of the Short Story collection from which this story is taken from your local charity shop, independent bookshop or library or download the PDF at


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May 20, 2013 at 2:59 pm

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