OOMK (Heiba Lamara, Sofia Niazi and Rose Nordin)
Publisher: Book Works
The Library Was emerges from OOMK‘s Future Library residency at Open School East, supported by Book Works and Arts Council England. The residency responded to the current Open School East library collection and was structured to facilitate research and exploration into the future of the library. Contributors to the publication include zine specialist and librarian Leila Kassir; the Berlin-based publishing house and artists’ collective Fehras Publishing Practices; reader, writer and researcher Hudda Khaireh; and Rianna Jade Parker, reader, writer and founder of the artists’ collective The Lonely Londoners.
OOMK is an art collective and biannual publication run by Heiba Lamara, Sofia Niazi and Rose Nordin. OOMK ZINE explores themes surrounding women, art and activism. OOMK collective organises and participates in numerous publishing fairs annually, as well as discussions around independent publishing and DIY culture. The collective is particularly engaged with the work of women of colour and faith.