Olga Micińska (DAI, 2018) will launch Amanda, inspired by the Tradeswomen, a magazine for women in blue-collar work published in the 80's and 90's in the United States. Amanda discusses matters of technology and industry from a feminist (not only female) perspective. The first issue contains fiction stories of an emancipatory character, citing trade associations, oil industry in Iran and ghosts of the printer feeders. During the event at Framer Framed in Amsterdam, there will be an elaboration on the idea behind the publication. A fragment of story Frances's Threads by Samantha McCulloch (DAI, 2019) will be read and the legacy of the Tradeswomen magazine will be honored. November 10, 2022 at 19:00.
Amanda is an artist book by Olga Micińska published by Maria Editions, an artist-led imprint based between Nicosia and New York. The publication is made in the framework of The Building Institute, an experimental organization aiming to strengthen the position of femmes builders in the domain of technical construction work. Amanda brings together literary texts by Maria Toumazou, Samantha McCulloch, Sepideh Karami and Madeleine Morley, combining fiction stories with visual artwork.
Publication of the first issue of Amanda is kindly supported by Mondriaan Fonds and Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.