Cartonera: Latin American Cardboard Books

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17/05/2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm The British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB

Cartonera is a contemporary publishing phenomenon that lies at the intersection between cultural trend and social movement, artistic intervention and community project. Known in Latin America as editoriales cartoneras, they are often referred to as ‘cardboard publishers’, because one feature that unites the diverse publishing projects is the material from which they make their books: recycled cardboard. 

This free event offers visitors the chance to find out more about the phenomenon, including a chance to see some of the Library’s own collection of Cartoneras. A presentation by academic and researcher Dr Lucy Bell (University of Surrey) will be followed by a workshop where you will be able to try your hand at making your own Cartonera.
 

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