Introducing: The Annex
This Spring, Little Berlin will launch The Annex, a 600 square foot space adjacent to Little Berlin’s gallery in the Viking Mill Building in Kensington. This new space will be dedicated to special events and comfortable reading room for the Little Berlin Zine Library, a collection of hundreds of artist-made books.
Unlike Little Berlin’s gallery, the Annex will not hold monthly exhibitions or installations. Instead, this intimate space will feature film screenings, performances, talks, poetry readings, lectures, and workshops.
The Annex will offer low pressure opportunities for a new group of artists & curators to begin experimenting. Members will be encouraged to shape their practice around regularly activating the space, and cultivating a community around it.
Little Berlin is currently looking for several interested applicants to serve as new members of The Annex. Members will organize and assist at events, participate in the Zine Library, and are expected to pay $30 dues monthly as well as work with The Annex a minimum of 6 months.
The Annex will launch in May. Interested prospective Annex members are asked to send an email indicating their interest as well as a resume/CV or other indicator of past experience or accomplishments.
Little Berlin and Philadelphia Public History Truck presents…
Does East Kensington manufacture fire? What is fire anyway?
The Philadelphia Public History Truck is pleased to debut its first stationary community exhibition entitled Manufacturing Fire about the neighborhood of East Kensington. Manufacturing Fire examines fire and activism in this place while challenging us all to consider the critical danger in creating racial boundaries. Taste soup and listen to oral histories. Explore community-submitted objects as well as work by the truck team, Maria Möller, Sister Helen Brancato, Lewis Colburn, Peter Woodall, a collaboration between John Abner and Erin Bernard, and more.
Curated by Erin Bernard
with Jordan Klein, Exhibition Design Consultant and Grace Diagostino, Research Associate.
Thanks to Jeff Carpineta, Temple University Libraries, Urban Archives (Paley Library, Temple University), Historical Society of Pennsylvania, East Kensington Neighbors Association (EKNA), St Francis Inn Ministries, and Kensington Community Food Co-op.
*History Truck begins the traveling version of this exhibition in May.*