OOMK: Self-publishing for Activism

Gray Center Lab at Midway Studios, 929 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637

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Since 2013 the UK-based artist collective OOMK (Sofia Niazi, Rose Nordin and Heiba Lamara) has been dedicat exploring intersections of art, activism and publishing. Their biannual magazine, OOMK, specifically explores the diasporic activism, art and identities of women, and is distributed across the UK and selected outlets internationally. They will in residence in Chicago during the spring as part the Arts & Social Practice Fellowship, an exchnage program for artists facilitated by the British Council and Logan Center Exhibitions.

For their April 13th panel discussion, the group will take inspiration from cultural and political activist John La Rose, cartoonist Naji al Ali, the magazine Gidra, and groups such as See Red Women's Workshop, as they explore how artists and activists across the globe are using self-publishing to address urgent issues today.

More on OOMK and the Arts & Social Practice Fellowship here.