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What does it mean? León Muñoz Santini of Gato Negro and Shook of Phoneme Media will tell us. Join the founders of Gato Negro, CDMX, and Phoneme Media, San Francisco, for a conversation about independent book publishing, translations, and their collaboration around art and literature. This event marks the launch of ICA LA’s latest Bookshelf Residency. Moderated by Asuka Hisa, Director of Learning & Engagement, ICA LA.
Gato Negro Ediciones
Building on the legacy of radical independent publishing in Mexico, Gato Negro Ediciones, founded by designer León Muñoz Santini in Mexico City in 2013, has published over 170 books exploring the intersections of art, literature, and radical thought. Printed primarily on risograph and featuring the press’ iconic design, Gato Negro’s politically-engaged catalogue now includes the feminist imprint Miau!, edited by Andrea García Flores.
Founded by poet and translator Shook in Los Angeles in 2013, Phoneme has since published award-winning translations from over 30 languages, with a special emphasis on underrepresented literatures from around the world, including the first ever book-length translations from Isthmus Zapotec, Lingala, and Uyghur. Today an imprint of Deep Vellum Publishing, Phoneme's catalogue features primarily poetry, with recent and forthcoming books from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Curação, Cypress, Haiti, and Rojava.