25.1.-2.3. Editorial Tables: Reciprocal Hospitalities Public Programme

25.1.-2.3. Editorial Tables: Reciprocal Hospitalities Public Programme

Throughout the eight-week duration of Editorial Tables the public programme brings publics and artists together to activate matters, material and processes presented in the exhibition.

Following the opening there will be a two-day programme: A public event on Wednesday 25 January and a zine-making workshop on Thursday 26 January.

Further activities, including artist screenings, workshops and discussions will also take place over the course of the exhibition.

Public event on Wednesday 25 January, 4–8pm 

With the contributing artists, designers, publishers and curators hosting tours, actions and discussions around their intersecting ‘editorial tables’, this event offers an introduction to each of their practices and the materials gathered together in the space.

Free, but ticketed event. Please sign up via Eventbrite.

Programme timeline

Part one

Arrival from 3.30pm
4–4.15pm: Introductions
4.15–5.00pm: Minna Haukka & Kristin Luke: The Mobile Feminist Library, with Magda Oldziejewska: The Feminist Library
5.00–5.15pm: break, browsing and move upstairs
5.15–6.00pm Elham Rahmati & Vidha Saumya: NO NIIN magazine, with Mavelinadu Collective, upstairs in the Studio. A recording will be available online after the event 

Part two

6.00–6.05pm: break and movement downstairs
6.05-6.10pm: short intro
6.10–6.45pm: Minna Henriksson: Kiila Feminist Archive
6.45–7.15pm: Rose Nordin and Priya Jay
7.15–7.45pm: Sezgin Boynik: Rab-Rab Press
7.45–8.00pm: break, browsing and move upstairs
8.00–8.20pm: Ruth Beale and The Hundred Club (upstairs in the Studio)

More information on the contributors and the event on Frame Contemporary Art Finland’s website.

Zine-making Workshop on Thursday 26 January, 10am-1pm 

Gather round Editorial Tables for a morning mapping and zine-making workshop, led by co-curators Lily Hall, Yvonne Billimore and Jussi Koitela.

In the lead-up to the exhibition, the contributors and curators convened online for a series of workshops to explore connections and correlations between the materials and practices being brought together towards the show and public programme. As the Editorial Tables have taken shape intersectionally, the space has become a lively terrain through which publics are now invited to move and orientate in non-linear ways.

This workshop leans on principles of reciprocity and hospitality; sharing tools, methods and processes for making zines on the in-house Riso printer, to ‘map’ materials in the exhibition in situated, subjective ways that correspond with each participant’s interests.

Free but booking is essential as spaces are limited, book here
For ages 16+


Saturday activities 

Sat 28 Jan; Sat 11 Feb; Sat 25 Feb; Sat 18 Mar, 12–6pm

Minna Haukka & Kristin Luke: The Mobile Feminist Library will be working from the space, maintaining books from The Feminist Library in need of care through the use of recently-learnt sewing conservation techniques, with volunteers from the Library.

Sat 4 Feb; Sat 18 Feb; Sat 11 Mar, 2–5pm 

Drop in zine-making on the Riso printer

Sat 4 Mar

Ruth Beale and the Hundred Club workshop responding to the materials in the show and working on the next WAAAH! newspaper. Details on how to attend will be shared soon.


The collaboration forms part of the core exhibition and public programme at The Showroom in 2023; Rehearsing Hospitalities, Frame Contemporary Art Finland’s public programme for 2019–2023; and Together Again, a programme by the Finnish Academic and Cultural Institutes, towards which artist Minna Henriksson will further contribute in 2023. Together Again programme is funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation and Wihuri Foundation.

Editorial Tables: Reciprocal Hospitalities at The Showroom
(63 Penfold Street, London, NW8 8PQ)
25 January–18 March 2023
Open Wednesday–Saturday, 12–6 pm

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