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Chimurenga Library

About

The Chimurenga Library is an ongoing invention into knowledge production and the archive that seeks to re-imagine the library as a laboratory for extended curiosity, new adventures, critical thinking, daydreaming, socio-political involvement, partying and random perusal.


Periodicals

Curated by the editors and contributors of Chimurenga, the Periodicals Archive is an online project that profiles independent pan African paper periodicals from around the world. It focuses on cultural and literary magazines, both living and extinct, which have been influential platforms for dissent and which have broadened the scope for print publishing on art, new writing and ideas in and about Africa.

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Research

How do we forge communities, produce and circulate knowledge and operate in the border zones between informal/formal, licit/illicit, chaotic/ordered, etc? Our research has yielded an eclectic repository of stories and anecdotes, documents, artworks, images, sound and film footage, as well as books, magazines and albums. Our methodology is often closer to detective work, replete with entirely unexpected fortuitous coincidences, even encounters with ghosts, allegorical and otherwise.

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Installations

The Library recognises people as knowledge and memory as the art of the stateless. It engages a politics of friendship; a process of discussion and discovery that takes place in various public spaces and contexts. Since 2009, we have used this methodology to stage interventions and major exhibitions in libraries and archives around the world, ranging from large public libraries to small community libraries and art spaces where people replaced books.

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Book Series

The Book Series catalogues long-research projects of the Chimurenga Library. Taking the form of research catalogues, collaborative novels and scrapbooks, the series both documents and extends Library’s research.

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