Back in March 2012, when Pussy Riot were first arrested, four women (some of whom run feminist collectives in London) teamed up to put on a fundraiser, and this collaboration turned into ‘Let’s Start a Pussy Riot’. Seeing such strong activism for causes they believe in became a ‘click moment’, and they wanted the chance to support, create and activate responses with as many people as possible.
Curated by Emely Neu and edited by Jade French, the book is made in association with Beth Siveyer (Girls Get Busy) and Verity Flecknell (Storm in a Teacup) and will be published by Rough Trade Records with all profits going directly to Pussy Riot.
They will be launching and exclusively selling the book TODAY at Yoko Ono’s Meltdown Festival at the Southbank Centre as part of the Activism Weekend: 15th & 16th June 2013
Meltdown Activism Weekend Line-up:
Guerrilla Girls give a lecture and lead workshops.
Shami Chakrabarti leads a discussion about artists and activism with Bob and Roberta Smith and others.
Peaches talks with Jude Rogers.
Penny Woolcock in conversation.
Let’s Start A Pussy Riot book launch.
Let’s Start A Pussy Riot is NOW available to pre-order at Rough Trade
Antony Hegarty, Alice Bag, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Arvida Byström, Baby Dee, Battlekat, Bianca Casady, Billy Childish, Bobby Conn, Bo Ningen, Bruce LaBruce, Carolee Schneemann, Caroline Coon, Charlotte Andrews Richardson, Cornershop, CSS, Elias Koskimies, Ellen Angus, Emil Schult, Fox, Franko B, Gaggle, Gera, Hannah Lew, Helen McCookery Book, Homoground, H PLewis, Inga Muscio, Jeffrey Lewis, Jenny Holzer, Jón Gnarr, Judy Chicago, Kara Walker, Kembra Pfahler, Kerry McCarthy, Kids On Tv, Kim Gordon, The Knife, Koivo, Laurie Penny, Lee Ranaldo, Lizzi Bougatsos, Lucky Dragons, Lucy O’Brien, Marissa, Paternoster, Mary Beth Edelson, Meadham Kirchhoff, Molly Crabapple, Nastasia Alberti, No Bra, Nomi Ruiz, Olivier de Sagazan, Peaches, Peggy Seeger, Robyn, Rozhgar Mahmood Mustafa, Roz Kaveney, Sarah Lucas, Seth Bogart, Spartacus Chetwynd, Stephen Ira, Sunaura Taylor, Tamsyn Challenger, Tocotronic, Vaginal Davis, Victoria Lomasko, Vivian Goldman, Yoko Ono