1 IFL - Informal Feminist Library

IFL’s logo

3 thematic readings:

4 the first spread (you can contact me if you want to see the full comic) of my comic A Message From IFL, published in the Meeting Grounds publication by Onomatopee

5 the Meeting Grounds publication

6 Onomatopee x IFL’s event Fragmented Symposium - No Is Not Enough, supported by Cultuur Eindhoven

06. informal feminist library

IFL - informal feminist library is an informal semi-public library which was founded in January 2020. Constituted of around 90 books arranged on four shelves, She is a collection of feminist publications (novels, essays, short stories, comics and zines) written by womxn and feminist activists. She is an organic library, open whenever Her librarian is present at the location, which keeps growing thanks to the book donations of Her visitors. She is an open space for anyone to come in and read, discuss or have a cup of coffee. She aims at being an active Streitraum, a place to be revolutionaries, radicals, a place to debate and imagine a feminist future in collectiveness.

IFL’s events involve online reading and debating sessions, as part of the Meeting Grounds programme of Onomatopee. The last event consisted of three responsive discussions happening between IFL librarian Pauline Agustoni and two other speakers. Through the reading of two chapters of the book No Is Not Enough by Canadian journalist and activist Naomi Klein, the speakers analyze the current Covid-19 situation’s effects on the political and the social. They pursue the uncovering of strategies of resistance and change against neo-liberal capitalism. This project is supported by Stichting Cultuur Eindhoven.

On the agenda of IFL is a talk about the relationship between womxn and public space, an analysis carried out through the reading of extracts of the book Flâneuse : Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London by Lauren Elkin. The event will take place at IFL in autumn, when more information about the current rules of conduct for gatherings will be communicated.

Here is the link to the facebook page of the library :