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Imprint is a publishing fair exploring the city through print.

A new space for art, architecture and publishing, Imprint will be the first fair of its kind in the U.K., showcasing a broad and international selection of contemporary publishing. From photobooks to zines, pamphlets to comics, Imprint will explore the diverse ways people are using printed matter to think and talk about cities.

Taking place at The Building Centre - a vital space for the built environment since 1931 - Imprint will also comprise of a public programme of workshops, performances, talks and screenings. 


Activating Cities
Alex De Little
City Strips
Columbia Books on Architecture and the City
Desired Landscapes
Design Unlikely Futures
FAWW Gallery
Goldsmiths Students
Making Happy Places: Architecture Summer School
Midge Press
Relief Press
Sabba Khan
Save Latin Village
Save Ridley Road
Theatrum Mundi
Too Much Magazine
Unsent Postcard
Urban Pamphleteer
We Made That

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Public programme

Resolve Starting At The End(z): Imprint Edition
How does the distribution of and access to visual information affect us locally, despite our globalised, digitalised and now urban age? Working with Coram's Fields Youth Group, RESOLVE will challenge the young participants to collaborate, design and build a DIY mobile printing press for hand-made posters.
Saturday 30 November, 12.00-15.00.

Desired Landscapes Bloomsbury Walking Tour
Join Athens-based Desired Landscapes as they take you for a special walk around Bloomsbury exploring the neighbourhood's representation in print throughout history. With archival material, maps and guidebooks, participants will embark on a wander around the area rooted in Desired Landscape's values of everyday observation and playful detail.
Saturday 30 November, 14.00-16.00. 

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Setareh Noorani Un-fold-ing structures
Listen as Setareh Noorani explores the collective histories underpinning the cities and places we call home. Interrogating the violence of urban renewal and drawing heavily from her collaboration with Imprint participant Matt Plezier (MonoRhetorik), ‘Landscape [02] - Life without Structures’ is a mediation on displacement and memory in the modern city.
Saturday 30 November, 16.30-17.30.

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We Made That & Afterparti Rip It Up, again
Hear We Made That and New Architecture Writers in-conversation about their experiences producing their respective publications, The Unlimited Edition and Afterparti. Through it, they will articulate the importance of setting an agenda for places and architecture through publishing.
Sunday 1 December, Sunday 13.00-14.00. 

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Alex De Little Spatial Listening Workshop
Sonic artist and researcher Alex De Little will encourage visitors to listen to the spaces around them. The workshop will use the language of sound to frame and reframe space through performative games. In this context, listening becomes the method through which the architecture is understood.
Sunday 1 December, 15.00-16.00.  

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Times may change

Opening night: Friday 29th November (18:00 - 21:00)
Fair: Saturday 30th November (11:00 - 19:00) & Sunday 1st of December (12:00 - 17:00)

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