The Big Family Press
A risograph printing press for children and young people based in East London
V&A East – Stratford Olympic Park (2021)
MOVEMENT MAGAZINE (2021)
MIMAZINA – Middlesbrough (2021)
Queens Market – Upton Park (2021)
PRINT WORK SHOP – Ilford (2022)
AVACA – Ladbrook Grove to Manor Park (2021)
Plashet Park – East Ham (2021)
V&A East – Stratford Olympic Park (2022)
Craft Council – online (2022)
The Big Family Press is a community printing press developed with children aged 4-12 in after-school care and based at the Old Manor Park Library, east London. The press has been running since 2017, and brings children and their communities into a dialogue with artists to publish, archive and amplify young people’s otherwise marginalised experiences, knowledges and perspectives on the world.
Using D.I.Y. publishing strategies and a collaborative, experimental, and child-led approach, young people are supported to articulate and share their personal stories, histories and demands for the world.