The Goethe-Institut in partnership with HerStory Foundation will host a pop-up of the Sister Library at Goethe-Institut premise. The librarian, Aqui Thami, will read from a selection at the opening event on Wednesday, February 12 at 5.30 PM at Goethe-Institut Library.
Powered by female excellence - it is a space to celebrate female creativity. The library holds one thousand works of women writers, artists and zine makers. It is an evolving and generative artwork that engages with an in-depth reflection on the visual and reading cultures of our times. The goal of the project is to bring together readers, to explore literary contributions, showcase artistic quality and celebrate women in the creative world as well as to foster interests and understanding of the accomplishments of female writers and artists.
Founded by Aqui Thami, an indigenous artist based in Bombay, the Sister Library is the first community-owned feminist library in South Asia. Centred in the culture of DIY, self-publishing and guerrilla poster making, she believes in creating art that is grounded in the act of ‘doing’ and addresses political/ social issues. The core of her art practice is healing as she works with experiences of marginalisation and resilience, her own and the people she works in collaboration with.
A zinemaking workshop will also be held on Saturday, February 15 from 2 to 4 pm. The workshop is open to all upon registration. For more information, please visit the Goethe-Institut Bangladesh Facebook page.