Amanda is an artist's book by Olga Micińska made in the framework of The Building Institute, an experimental organisation aiming to strengthen the position of femmes builders in the domain of technical construction work.
Amanda brings together literary texts by Maria Toumazou, Samantha McCulloch, Sepideh Karami and Madeleine Morley, combining fiction stories with visual artwork. Inspired by the Tradeswomen, a magazine for women in blue-collar work published in the 80's and 90's in the United States, Amanda is a periodical discussing matters of technology and industry from a feminist (not only female) perspective.
The first issue contains fiction stories of an emancipatory character, citing trade associations, oil industry in Iran and ghosts of the printer feeders.
Publication of the first issue of Amanda is kindly supported by Mondriaan Fonds and Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.