Collaborative Intervention: Chimurenga Library

Chimurenga Library, An introspective of Chimurenga Magazine, Cape Town Central Library, 2009

Artist Project

Collaborative Intervention: Chimurenga Library

May 24 - June 29, 2014
San Francisco Public Library

100 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA 94102

Getting There

Event Information

Discover new stories in the stacks of the San Francisco Public Library through this project by Chimurenga, a Cape Town collective focused on Pan-African history and culture. In addition to publishing, music, and Internet radio ventures, Chimurenga has created interventions in libraries ranging from the large City of Cape Town library to the small Keleketla community library in Johannesburg. In San Francisco, they are creating a simple system that allows browsers to connect various items in the library in a way that generates different narratives, with a focus on the participation of African American artists, writers, and performers in Pan-African festivals of the 1960s and 1970s.

Copresented with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as part of Public Intimacy and Live Projects 4


Free and open to the public.