22 oktober 2020

Arr: MMS collective and Göteborgs Litteraturhus

Design research collective MMS invites you to an evening at Göteborgs Litteraturhus, exploring counter-narratives to conventional book history writing, and the possibilities of collectivity in publishing practices, historically and today.


22 October 2020, 17.30–20.00
Seats are (very very) limited. Please send an e-mail in advance and tell us if you want to attend:

The evening will be recorded and broadcasted a few days later on our chanel on Youtube.


The program departs from the newly published book ”Natural Enemies of Books – A Messy History of Women in Printing and Typography” (Occasional Papers, 2020), collecting responses to, and partly republishing the experimental feminist account of American printing industry ”Bookmaking on the Distaff Side” (1937). Artist and PhD candidate at HDK-Valand Eva Weinmayr will present parts of her dissertation project ”Noun to Verb: an investigation into the micro-politics of publishing through artistic practice” exploring the act(s) of publishing as intersectional feminist practice. Nils Olsson will facilitate as moderator throughout the evening.

”Natural Enemies of Books – A Messy History of Women in Printing and Typography” will be available for purchase for a cost of 150 SEK.

MMS is a collective of graphic designers (Maryam Fanni, Matilda Flodmark, Sara Kaaman) collaborating since 2012 on investigations and writings on visual culture, and graphic design history writing.




The program is financed by Göteborgs kulturförvaltning Pronto.