We are very much looking forward to this presentation - by great Chicago imprint and bookshop Inga Books, with the new publication ZOO INDEX READER by artist and designer Terezie Štindlová.
The presentation will take place on 10 February 24, at 7 pm. Terezie Štindlová will present the book together with editor Jacob Lindgren. Admission is free.
ZOO Index Reader is based on an ongoing research project ZOO Index, which both examine the relevance of zoos and how they shape our gaze towards nonhuman animals, and by extension, ourselves and one another. Through a mixture of visual research and written contributions on the history of menageries, the confinement and privatization of land, zoo architecture, pets, the “naturalization” of animals, and the roles of zoos and animals in the history of cinema, this first volume asks: Do we need zoos? What does a meaningful coexistence with animals look like? Why have we decided to give a balloon to an elephant?
Terezie Štindlová is a founder of ZOO Index project, one half of a non-workaholic design studio Day Shift Office and a concrete office chair maker. She graduated from Werkplaats Typografie in 2023 and is currently based in Amsterdam
Jacob Lindgren is a graphic designer and artist living in Chicago with an interest in typography, ecology, and self-organization; co-founder of the bookshop Inga; and is working with the Anthropocene Commons network.