New OOMK HQ: Somerset House Studios
After much anticipation and preparations (mainly just researching office plants), we moved into a new studio at Somerset House this month. Over the next year we’ll be working to develop OOMK into a sustainable publishers, specialising in work exploring women, art and activism.
OOMK 6 Launch
30 November 2017, Somerset House Studios, 7-10pm
OOMK issue 6 is finally here! Join us for the launch at Somerset House. In issue 6 we push food beyond our plates as we discover artists, chefs and writers doing more than just eating. An essential component for remaining alive and a favourite of pastimes, we explore food as art, enemy, friend and refuge. Forever food.
Ruby Tandoh, an Essex girl, baker and food writer living in Sheffield, talks to OOMK about her second cookbook Flavour and what it means to challenge ‘clean-eating’ in a publishing landscape dominated by health-conscious cookery.
Food and Gentrification
As the London neighbourhoods we grew up in transform beyond recognition to make way for new residents and audiences, we take a step back to assess the damage. We catch up with researcher and curator Hudda Khaireh and food journalist Pelin Keskin for a frank conversation about food, class and encroachment.
Asiyla Radwan is an artist and writer from Oxfordshire. She grew up on Willlowbrook Farm, the first halal organic farm in England, set up in 2012 by her mother and father, Ruby and Lutfi Radwan. She gave OOMK a tour and talked about food, growing up green and the future of farming.
Anna Della Subin
Written by Anna Della Subin, ‘Not Dead but Sleeping’ is a beautifully woven account of historically significant sleepers. With reference to stories from religious texts, contemporary plays and traditional tales, the book explores, amongst other things, the virtues of sleeping.
See Red Women’s Workshop, a screen-printing workshop run as a women’s collective between 1974 and the early 1990s, was based in South London and produced some of the most striking posters and pamphlets to emerge from the ongoing feminist movement. OOMK interviewed founding members Pru Stevenson and Susan Mackie.
A committed trade unionist, cultural and political activist, and poet in his native Trinidad , John La Rose came to London in 1960 with sophisticated ideas on the relationship between print, publishing, and politics formed by the anti-colonial political and cultural struggles taking place in the Caribbean.