Olga Micińska, Madeleine Morley, “Amanda”, book launch

19 October 2022, 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.

Inspired by the Tradeswomen: magazine for women in blue-collar work published in the 80's and 90's in the United States, Amanda is a periodical discussing 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. Publication of the first issue of Amanda is kindly supported by Mondriaan Fonds and Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.

Amanda, artist book by Olga Micińska. Cover Design Nikos Stephou
Free admission
Language: English

Doors open at 18:30. Event starts at 19:00.

Olga Micińska is a visual artist currently living in Amsterdam. Also trained as a woodworker, Olga collaborates with craft studios of various domains. Recently she has initiated The Building Institute, an experimental and non-formal organization engaging with diverse questions surrounding the subjects of labor and technology, and aiming to strengthen the position of femmes in the field of technical construction work.

Madeleine Morley is a writer from London currently based in Berlin, whose writing focuses on art, design, technology and culture. She contributed to in The New York Times, The Observer, Fast Company, Dazed & Confused, and many more.