The Black Book Assembly was a transnational gathering of activists, publishers, artists, and musicians that took place across various locations in Hong Kong in 2017 and 2019. Unable to organise renewed efforts since then, the question “Why black?” remained as a meta-inquiry to an as-of-yet-unknown life in common, beyond the bounds of race, class, nation state, gender and ability. Also see Hong Kong Solidarity Event Here.
More-Than-Half-A-Year-in-Review Newsletter (2020) The Black Book Assembly was a transnational gathering of activists, publishers, artists, and musicians that took place across various locations in Hong Kong in 2017 and 2019. Unable to organise renewed efforts since then, the question “Why black?” remained as a meta-inquiry to an as-of-yet-unknown life in common, beyond the bounds of race, class, nation state, gender and ability. The More-Than-Half-a-Year-in-Review newsletter, as a printed bridge to this group disparately not yet a group, certainly not an institution, and maybe not even a community, continues updates and dialogues between its various participants, spread from Hong Kong to Fukushima, Yogyakarta and Wuhan. A second edition is currently in production, to be released by South Korea’s Anarchy Group. | www.blackbook.hk Printed Edition of 300 copies, digital copies freely shared online.
Hi-res B/W version for printing here
Little Black Book (작고 검은 책 소식지) is a newsletter put together by the Little Black Book Club (작고 검은 책 모임), part of the Anarchy Group (아나키 모임), based in South Korea. The Anarchy Group includes members with various interests active in and around South Korea. It meets regularly in Seoul as a space for members to share what they have been thinking about and doing. The group has done a number of projects together, starting from translating into Korean and distributing crimethinc’s To Change Everything (2015), organizing the “Anarchy Film Festival” (아나키 영화제) (Sunhwadong 2015, Takeout Drawing 2016), holding the “Little Black Books in My Bookshelf” (내 책장의 작고 검은 책) Anarchist Book Sharing at Kongyuji (2019), and hosting the “Anarchy Summer” (아나키의 여름) talk events with contemporary anarchists Oksusu, Joyakgol, Takcheong Lane Collective, and Kim Miryeong at Redbooks bookstore (2019, 2020). Members of the Anarchy Group participated in Hong Kong’s Black Book Assembly (2019), and were inspired by the diverse Asia-based but transnational energies brought together in the BBA’s More-Than-Half-A-Year-in-Review newsletter (2020). This year, we wanted to do a project that would keep us coming together without risking regular meetings in person, due to COVID-19. We decided to make a South Korean edition of the BBA newsletter that reflects the smaller character of the Little Black Book Club, along with the South Korea-based but transnational network of the broader Anarchy Group, and that is what we introduce to you here, called Black Book Assembly Newsletter South Korea Edition: Little Black Book. Little Black Book includes short news pieces and longer essays and texts from Anarchy Group members, from comrades active in and connected to South Korea, and from comrades connected to East Asia more broadly (Hong Kong, Quebec, Melbourne, Singapore). As of September 20, 2020, we are still putting together the final full version of the newsletter, so this version is in-progress. This version was created for the NYC Virtual Anarchist Book Fair, and so highlights English-language content more. We submit this version together with the first edition of the newsletter, created by our comrades and collaborators in Hong Kong, the Black Book Assembly More-Than-Half-A-Year-in-Review (2020). Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more about this project at: Anarchy Group (아나키 모임), South Korea