THE ROTHERHITHE COOPERATIVE PRESS
by Rebecca Gardner
Newspapers are dying and with them an integral part of London’s civic life and tacit skillset is at risk of extinction. The Rotherhithe Cooperative Press reinvents newspaper production, turning away from mass media in favour of temporal print that focuses on specific events and protests. Through exploiting the natural diurnal cycle of the printing industry and the Thames, the scheme acts as a production framework and distribution network for marginalised media outlets at night whilst a community print-work mobilises the community to engage in protest during the day.