Free Press? Radical Histories and Independent Publishing in London

a panel discussion co-organised by The Courtauld Institute of Art and Calvert 22

Thursday, 16 May 2013
18.00 - 20.30, Calvert 22, 22 Calvert Avenue, E2 7JP London

calvert 22 Issue 1 of 'Freedom', 1886, the oldest existent anarchist newspaper in the UKSpeaker(s): Patrick Goddard (artist); Michel Prigent (independent publisher); Pauline van Mourik Broekman (publisher and co-founder of Mute)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission but advance booking is advisable. Email or call 020 7613 2141
Organised by: Dr Klara Kemp-Welch, Elizaveta Butakova and Calvert 22

Exploring independent publications as a means of creating a space for Leftist discourses, radical theory and cultural critique, this panel discussion invites participants to reflect on the history of independent publishing in London, considering the problems raised by the ephemerality of such practices and their value within the context of new technologies today.

Pauline van Mourik Broekman of Mute (, independent publisher Michel Prigent, and artist Patrick Goddard ( talk about their experiences of independent publishing in London over the years. The conversation will be moderated by Klara Kemp-Welch.

The discussion will be followed by a reception.

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