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anarresinfoshop wrote

I think it would be interesting to have a media platform, that is tied to a physical location, which can put out and publish/republish things like that. My biggest critique of websites that do this kind of thing, is that they feel amorphous and digital, and as a result, not grounded in any particular physical thing or organization or space. Perhaps in the future, media outlets for anarchy can be physical locals like infoshops. I feel it is an overlapping project, and would give a physicality which is often so lacking these days since da pandemic

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fortmis wrote

hear hear !
I think this is totally doable and can start super small scale. I used to print about 5 copies each of a couple zines from sprout distro / ungrateful hyenas // or sometimes I formatted papers I particularly liked from the anarchist library and put them by the magazine stands at the cafe bar I worked at. They'd get eaten up pretty fast, so I'd print a few more the next week or somthing. To be fair, the place was a hub for the kind of people who would be prone to picking up things like that sitting down with a string of espressos or a beer a little too early in the day and reading all the way through. Still, in my small little world there, these printed copies got people talking.

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NOISEBOB OP wrote

More paper, less screen!

Or, we should just return to bardship…

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fortmis wrote

oh bardship for SURE. Trust me I'm trying.. but I can't seem to evolve the skill beyond "talking loudly at a bar"

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anarresinfoshop wrote

Still, in my small little world there, these printed copies got people talking.

Awesome, the most important thing!~

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NOISEBOB OP wrote

Yes, and actually, the reason im asking is exactly that!

Im trying to convince my crew to help me make a zine, with news and interviews and photography and art and stuff, and hopefully we can do it regularly (monthly). Trying to get other crews in on it as well, and share a calendar in the zine.

Kinda like stressfaktor from berlin (which is an impressive mag!)…

We already have a space and we do make things happen, but we never got to the point of calling us a infoshop..

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anarresinfoshop wrote

It's funny, here we used to have an infoshop, and then we got pushed out for not affording rent...now, we have less than you do-- no space, have difficulty "making things happen" in the same way as before, but we are still calling ourselves an infoshop lol...

We will certainly reopen this year, I can feel it, we have concrete plans for how to do it, but regardless it's funny that we are still calling ourselves an infoshop even though we don't have a space, yet your crew are not calling yourself an infoshop even though you do have a space...!

Still, doesn't really matter what you call it, it matters what you do! Maybe the label isn't so important. But perhaps you will grow into it over time. :^)

Soon, in the next 1-2 years, I will be travelling with another collective member, in Europe and South America. Perhaps we can visit your space on our path? "infoshop" or not. If you will have us, that is. We are hoping to bring some money and labor/time/effort towards cool projects on our journey.

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