THE FAIR Literal

There is a political book? Or is there a vast majority of despolititzats books? Or, perhaps, none of these questions will help us to find the answers that we seek. All tool of thought – in this case, the book – this is, a tool that condenses ideas. The books are shells that arm our arguments and that, at the same time, build our thinking. The books, therefore, are politicians. All of them project a vision of the world. This projection of the world can help to conserve the current structures of domination and oppression, or can help you put together the ideas and the strength, material to demolish these structures. Therefore, we could say that even though the book is political. The question is whether it promotes an emancipatory politics or props a thought escleròtic. In this regard we will ask, as well, ideas can change the world? Of course, not. Ideas can become physical force if he/she is about those people and human groups oppressed and make its the tools that will help them to understand the structures that oppress.

"One editor can change
the world? Hardly. A
Publisher cannot even switch
Giangiacomo Feltrinelli

When someone wants to talk about a political book, we want to be placed in a position in the field of battle, because it implicitly tells us that there are books that are not, of politicians. For example, often the literature we have narrated existential conflicts with characters who, after rivers of ink, you don't know what will work, what is the position they occupy in the relations of production... The
failure to describe their race, their social situation, etc., make us think automatically that these individuals are white and middle-class characters. The holes that let us literature fill with the dominant ideology. What's not covered, so we fill with a few minds within a framework of social relations-aligned capitalist and patriarchal.

What they have to do the books to change society? Little they can make some objects itself. It is only when they are read that these goods – objects that are bought and sold – can happen to have a utility, a use value, and become desmercantilitzats, shared, socialized in libraries, transmitted their ideas, etc. This is where the book becomes "politician", at the time in which the ideas written on their pages polititzen and carder bees, the minds of the readers. But we cannot give their own life to books; We can not fetitxitzar. That is why only human action on the ideas (the discussions of these ideas) can convert the ideas "politicised" in material strength. It is in this moment when you pass the mystery of ideas to action "politics" that transforms the reality; a reality that cannot be more than everyday, as it is all real.

This transformation of ideas in material strength is leading the readers to go from being mere passive subjects political actors in their lives. And, at the same time, making many more books of exchange value – the value you have for that cost – in use value – by its contents – transforming your content in a fire that searing reality and which does not allow nor the subject assets continue to be the same subject . Through this transformation we pass to analyze the reality to change it. The reading should be the liberating energy of combustion that operate the revolution.

Tigre de Paper
Ateneo Harmony
Trinitat Vella Library – José Barbero
Biblioteca Ignasi Iglesias-Can Fabra
Bookshop La Carbonera
Editions Bellaterra
Triangular Edicions

General coordination
Laura Arau
Cultura21, SCCL

Coordination Kanalla Space and reading space
Emma Armengod
Gemma Domingo
Trinitat Vella Library – José Barbero
Biblioteca Ignasi Iglesias-Can Fabra

Artistic production and logistics
Sergio Espinosa
Triangular Edicions

Art direction and design
Dani Rabaza – Münster Studio

Communication and press
Aram Ramon