The Pacifist Library is a nomadic library made from recycled and donated materials that travels around public locations. In the streets, the library of pacifist texts creates spaces for the exchange of radical ideas through a reading area, encounters, performances and actions.

One action of the Pacifist Library was to print, bind and donate translations of political theorist Gene Sharp’s book From Dictatorship to Democracy. The book outlines a conceptual framework for the non-violent overthrow of dictatorship and is available for download in over thirty languages. It has been used in pro-democracy movements worldwide. Twelve different translations were donated to the Queens Library and distributed to branches that carry books in those languages

To contact the library: curandi[dot]katz[at]gmail[dot]com

List of exhibitions:
Brother Can You Spare a Stack, curated by Yulia Tikhonova, The Center For Book Arts, New York, NY (upcoming)
Art Of Touch, XXIX International Sarajevo “Sarajevo Winter Festival 2013” (upcoming)

Friendly Fire, The New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
Public Trust, curated by Christina Vasallo and Douglas Paulson, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
Perepepé, Fondazione Pescheria – Centro Arti Visive, Pesaro, Italy

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The Pacifist Library is realized with funding from