Making Do at Artzines
3rd to 11th of June, dieschönestadt gallery

If your are based on Germany or maybe around Halle this weekend don't miss the Artzines' exhibition and lectures. You can check our new issue and also discover many interesting artzines.

From the organisers: "In this exhibition we explore artzines and their aesthetic and political dimension, when looked at as motivation for self-publishing and their production process as do-it-yourself or low-budget products. Artzines go beyond the established business or perception of art. They radicalize positions on art in many ways by creating hopes and expressing critique and are themselves intersections of actual artistic practice."


Making Do in Venice at The Book Affair
2-3 June 2011

Making Do will participate in The Book Affair, Venice, 2 — 3 June 2011.
Come and say hello, we will be sharing a stand with AND publishing as well as present our publication and activities.

The Book Affair - Venice, 2 - 3 June 2011

Automatic Books presents The Book Affair, the two days of independent art publishers fair that will take place in Venice on June 2nd and 3rd, in the occasion of the press preview days of the 54th Venice Art Biennal.

The Book Affair gathers together some of today’s most interesting independent publishing projects, with the aim to open a new public discussion on the book as a mean of research and artistic production.

In the last years, we have witnessed the flourishing of independent publishing projects, and seen a network of new editors be born, followed by new types of libraries specialized in this market niche and subsequently by a specialized network of distributors. For this reason, The Book Affair includes a series of public lectures and conferences whose aim is to investigate the reasons why this new editorial nouvelle vague has exploded and which scenarios we ought to expect for its future developments. Automatic Books, is the independent publishing house run by Tankboys, Elena Xausa and Tommaso Speretta.

More than 40 publishers all over the world will take place to The Book Affair, whose new books released and projects realized will be subjects of daily discussions and presentations. For the detailed list of publishers and program of events, please visit:

2 — 3 June 2011
Thursday 14:00 — 23:00
Friday 11:00 — 23:00

Campiello delle Erbe 2003
Campo San Polo, 30125 Venezia


Making Do at The Old Lookout Gallery Broadstairs
14 and 15 of May

We had a great time this past weekend collecting stories and basically talking to people about Broadstairs. There are so many interesting tales, facts and discussions to be included that we could really use some help. Come down next weekend, we will be there from 10 to 5, Saturday and Sunday. You can help us choose leads, develop stories, or just hang around and listen to amazing Fisherman's tales.

OMMU is taking Making Do to Art Athina
12-15 May 2011

OMMU at Art Athina / 12-15 May 2011
International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens

We will be featured amongst a selection of monographs, exhibition catalogues, periodical editions, self-published items, artist books & zines.

100% / 38th Street Publishers / An Art Service / APE / Architectural Association / Archive Books / Automatic Books / BAS/BENT / Bedford Press / Canal & Essex / Capricious / CFA / Criticism / DADDY / Dapper Dan / Dent-De-Leone / Dot Dot Dot / Doubleplusgood Books / Dynasty Zine / Edition Patrick Frey / e-flux journal / Elk / For Further Information / Fukt / Graphic / Hunter & Cook / Innen / Jan Van Eyck Academie / JRP Ringier / Jung und Wenig / K48 / Kaleidoscope / Kilimanjaro / Kingsboro Press / Kunstverein / Lay Flat / Libraryman / Loyal / Lubok Verlag / Making Do / Manystuff / Martha Salimbeni / Michalis Pichler / mono.kultur / Mountain / Nieves / NUDE PAPER / NUR / OHWOW / Onomatopee / PAM BOOK / Panayiotis Terzis / Peres Projects / Picturebox / PIN-UP / Primary Information / PWR PAPER / Retard Riot / Ruine / Samuel Ostermann / SAN ROCCO / Schnauzer / Seems / Sleeperhold / Sternberg Press / Stupendous / Taube / The Exhibitionist / The National Grid / umool umool / Vague Paper / Wintergarten / Xavier Antin (...)

Faliro Pavilion (TaeKwonDo), Hellenic Olympic Properties
2 Moraitini str., 17561 P. Faliro (Faliron Delta)
Athens, Greece

Making Do at The Old Lookout Gallery Broadstairs
14-15, 21 - 22 May 2011

Making Do will spend the next two weekends at The Old Lookout Gallery creating and producing a publication in collaboration with the community at Broadstairs.

Following from our latest issue, Dialogues form out of this world, we aim to further explore the limits of authorship (shared, open source) and the results of collective processes within creative production.

Making Do will relocate at The Old Lookout Gallery to produce a publication in collaboration with, the invited members of the community as well as passer bys and visitors to the gallery space.

We are inviting the community of Broadstairs to participate in the content and production of this publication: ideas on content, articles, photographs, personal and collective histories, news, illustrations as well as active production during the making i.e. editing, design, layout etc.

All the editorial processes and decisions will be constantly displayed in the gallery space. It will be an open office where visitors can come and have a chat, participate in group discussions, bring their stories and points of view.

This is an opportunity to expose the usually hidden processes of creating a publication while at the same time challenge them by opening them up to collaborations.

A library of independent publications as well as books on local history will be on display during the process.

The Old Lookout Gallery
Harbour Master’s building
Broadstairs Harbour, Kent

14 - 15 May 2011
21 - 22 May 2011

Making Do interviewed by www.manystuff.org

Check the interview here:


Making Do 3

3, 2, 1...the new issue of Making Do is ready! We are launching it this weekend at PA/PER VIEW Brussels, more info below. As soon as we get back the issue will be available to purchase here; Distribution and UK launch news, coming soon.

PA/PER VIEW Brussels
February 2011

Please come to visit us at PA/PER VIEW in Brussels from the 1st to 3rd of April 2011.

Av. Van Volxemiaan 354, B-1190, Brussels


Making Do at PA/PER VIEW LONDON fair
January 2011

Thank you to everybody who came to visit us at PA/PER VIEW

Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art
January 2011

Making Do - The Translation Issue is now available in the Den Frie Center of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen.


Making Do at PA/PER VIEW LONDON fair
January 2011

Making Do will be participating in PA/PER VIEW LONDON which will take place during the 3rd year of London's pre-eminent annual exhibition of recent graduates from Goldsmiths and Royal College of Art. During the course of the fair there will be panel discussions, performance events and talks.

PA/PER VIEW art book fair in London

Opening: Friday 21 January 2011, 6-9pm
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 January, 12-6pm

Zabludowicz Collection
176 Prince of Wales Road
London NW5 3PT
+44 (0) 20 7428 8940
Get here via: Chalk Farm or Kentish Town West

Other participants include:
Bartleby & Co
Sara de Bondt (Occasional Papers)
Waterfall Magazine
Lubok Verlag
AA Bookshop and Bedford Press
Zavod Parasite
Zab Arts


Making Do - issue 4

We are very excited about our next issue which will be in collaboration with new partners...to be announced soon.

The new issue will be comprised of two parts - in dialogue with each other: a magazine created by artists for children and a magazine created by children for artists as their audience.

Making Do has been selected for R-diffusion

In the framework of the event "Les livres à venir" ("the books to come") organized by the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg (ESDADS, the art school in Strasbourg, France), R-diffusion will present a selection of international art magazines and journals.


Making Sense

Thanks to everyone that attended the Making Do stand at this year's Publish and be Damned. We really enjoyed the fair and of course we were very pleased to see that Making Sense's launch was very successful. Thanks again for all your support.


Publish and be Damned 2009
August 2009

Making Do will be attending the Publish and Be Damned fair, on the 27th of September.

We are really excited about it!


Made and Sold
June 2009

We are thrilled to be featured in 'Made and Sold'. A new book that is just about to come out by the people from Fl@33 along with Lawrence King Publishers.


The Magazine Library returns
May 2009

From May 22nd to June 2nd at space ROCKET located in Harajuku, Tokyo.


Making Do at issuu.com
April 2009

You can flick through the Making Do issues here:
Issue 0:

The Translation Issue 1:

Magazine Library Japan
March 2009

We just got some great feedback from the event in Japan.
Thanks to the project's team for including us!


MOOH - Tokyo
March 2009

Making Do has been selected to be part of the
MOOH event in Tokyo!

From March 5th to March 14th 2009, a temporary magazine library will
be set up in the Tadao Ando - designed Omotesando Hills building complex
in Tokyo, Japan.


Colophon 2009
March 2009

Making Do will be going to Colophon 2009, the international magazine symposium which will take place in Luxembourg from 13 - 15th of March 2009.

Copies of the current issue will be sold on the Magazine Store and Making Do will be featured in the We Make Magazines publication.

We hope to see you there...


Publish and Be Damned
August 2008

The Publish and Be Damned Fair 2008 took place on 3rd August at Rochelle School, Arnold Circus in London.

Making Do was there to launch The Translation Issue.
Thanks for everyone that turned up and supported us.
Looking forward to PABD 2009!


Sculpture Sounds
Anette Bjelland and Ania Bas

This recordings are a complement to the new issue of Making Do. Hear the sounds that the sculptures produced.

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Abu-Bakr with Alex

This documentary is a complement to the new issue of Making Do. It was filmed by one of the children, Abu-Bakr during the 2nd workshop with Andrea Francke.

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Tracey Waller

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