This site is intended as a weblog of the IPP, a sporadic, idiosyncratic investigation of independent publishing in South Africa - launched at Blank Projects, Cape Town, in September 2011. Visit or follow this page for updates on the project's trajectory and to view research paraphernalia as it happens. For more information email
2012, 08 May - 01 June: Research office at the Parking Gallery with Research Art

2012, 15 March - 26 April: Workshop and exhibition at Goethe-Institut Library with Josh Ginsburg, Jared Ginsburg, Ryan van Huyssteen, Jacques du Toit, Georgia Munnik, Talya Lubinsky, Ndaxola Nkalashe, Shannon Ferguson, Mika Conradie, Michael Maqungo, Sebastian Borckenhagen, Rangoato Hlasane, Alphabet Zoo (Mini Ngoyi, Isaac Zavale), CUSS (Jamal Nxedlana, Ravi Govender, Zamani Xolo & Nikki Comninos) and others.

2011, 8 September - 1 October: IPP launch with a temporary library and workshop at blank projects with Josh Ginsburg, Stuart Cairns, Sebastian Borckenhagen, James King, Athi Mongezeleli Joja, Christian Nerf, Nathan Gates, Trasi Henen, Jared Ginsburg, Kyle Morland, Lance Herman, Bianca Baldi, Unathi Mkonto, Emalie Bingham, Ryan van Huyssteen, Sjaka Septembir, Jamal Nxedlana, Ravi Govender, Zamani Xolo, Lalya Leiman and Amirah Tadin of CUSS Monthly, and others.

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General call for participation

We’re seeking participation in the following ways:

1. Networking- pointing us in the direction of people who are up to these sorts of things, have been in the past, or want to be in the near future. 

2. Working with us and others in the space - working across disciplines (independently or collaboratively) on publication oriented projects within the space during the exhibition run.

3. Collecting - we’re collecting items in two parts, firstly from practitioners who have their own works to be exhibited as part of the exhibition, and secondly from interested parties who have personal collections that they’re willing to share in part (aimed at loaning items that have had a personal impact, things that arrest or speak to you and advocate the idea of independent publishing in some or other way, basically, instructive objects that will enthuse/inspire/excite/agitate).