During a time of many social, political and environmental apocalypses, could we read enough to shape a new future?
The Apocalypse Reading Room is an on-site library curated by Ama Josephine Budge: a world of talking stories in the face of environmental and social collapse, a gathering of all the books we might need to change the end of the world…
The Apocalypse Reading Room transforms a public arts space into a post-apocalyptic library installation filled with books for all ages, exploring ways to build, transform, rethink, rewrite and reimagine our futures.
In summer 2020, we presented a digital version of The Apocalypse Reading Room: Room2Room with online readings published weekly. Selected guests were invited to read a section of their apocalypse survival guide from their favourite reading rooms: nooks, living rooms, bedrooms, attics, garages, closets, stairwells and basements.
You can explore the reading room in person at Toynbee Studios from 1 July – 30 September 2021 as the library will be installed in the Arts Bar & Cafe. The Apocalypse Reading Room will be activated by two artists who will take part in a paid three-month long residency programme at Artsadmin’s home, Toynbee Studios.
|28 July – 11 September 2020||The Apocalypse Reading Room: Room2Room|