Book Assembly

Black Book Assembly is today still not yet a group, certainly not an institution, and maybe not even a community. First convened in 2017 in Hong Kong, it shares an ambivalent relation to multiple radical histories, hoping to conjure new positions for this color of a yet-unknown life in common, beyond the bounds of race, class, nation state, gender, and ability. This says as much about the conditions of its beginnings—between the literatures of emancipation and autonomous modes of making—as it does about the need to rethink, reattempt, and recolor what our assembly can do and can be.