What is infiAl?
Gathering, getting organized and taking action, which are essential for anarchists, leave their place to a faceless and unconcerned understanding dependent to collateral struggles in the “narrow” line of the agenda with ideological drifting and shattered relationships, let alone creating a “solidarity network” for the purpose of maintain their existence. For many of us, common space can be seen as a small step of for supporting organization and mobilization against the impudent will which commodify even the emotions of everything, living or dead, on earth, and for providing a basis to create a kind of close contact based on the principle ‘D.I.Y.’ between the tendencies which are directly connected to a large spectrum of solidarity: from anarchist, anti-capitalist, ecological solidarity to animal liberation and queer solidarity.
This space in which some individuals and groups with different anarchist perspectives that support each other can come together and, will try to contribute the events like info-shops, vegan dinners, debates, gigs, meetings, presentations, exhibitions, workshops etc., which are focused on organization, solidarity, sharing and mutual-aid, spreading publications and activities against the system and making them easy to be reached. These events which are organized by the effort of the organizers themselves, can find a place as long as they stand against capitalism, parliamentarism, militarism, homophobia, transphobia, fascism, racism, patriarchy and speciesism but our space will always be closed to the events which are otherizing, marginalizing and misusing, to the nationalists and their sympathizers who are triggermen of power and domination and to the soldiers of all kinds of powers.
infiAl, is not a collective which has no dream of an organizing around the place itself, like a central. It takes responsibility to contribute spreading activities which are done by anarchist individuals who believe in the importance of ‘insurrectional anarchist’ practice which gained acceleration in recent years in these these region.
The distinction between a ‘squat’ and infial is that our space is rented and because of that it suffers from some expenses. The payoff a cup of tea or something on your table doesn’t mean that we are seeking some profit from it, instead it doesn’t go beyond a kind of contribution and mutual-aid which provides the consequence and continuity of staying there.
Everyone can reach the archive of many books, magazines, fanzines, pamphlets, communiques and DVD’s from the different languages as well which are published until today from the library and distro which we created in commemoration of our comrade, who died on in this April and which compiles the literature of local and international anarchist and anti-authoritarian publications. Like all experiences, with a manifesto which is not finished yet, with understanding of self-defense against the relations which are imposed by liberalism, with being self-confident about how to act against it, probably we are aware that we cannot really create “totally a new world” in our space. Although we organized a ground which belongs to us and which at least we can operate our activities from our front and coordinate these activities in anarchist struggle, we are aware of its solidaristic, accelerating and advancing aspects of this kind of space, because of its role of opening a ground for like-minded individuals to gather, to organize their events and to share info and publications. As long as it exists, we want to remind our every comrades that we’ll need all kinds of solidarity, support, contribution and mutual or unreturned aid from inside or outside against all sorts of problems which the economical exploitation apparatus put in front of us.
We are waiting everyone who has similar thoughts and emotions with the infiAl which is located in Tarlabaşı, where despite the gentrification threat, neighborhood culture still continues to exist…
Library & Distro
Our aim in creating a library called K.K.K.K. (Kerem Kamil Koç Library), is to collect anarchist books, magazines, pamphlets, videos, etc. documents in Turkish and other languages and to provide accessibility of these publications tidily.
While the library aims accessibility of these publications or documents, also it aims to collect more anarchist and libertarian sources in its structure. Because of that, it’s open to contributions of all sorts of books, magazines and documents. The library is open every day from 13:00 to 18:00. And for now, for the continuity of the library we beware of taking risk of lending the books to outside. Everyone can come and read the books in our place. Or arbitrarily, we can copy and share some publications.
*Distro : As a part of library, distro can be used for buying some visual and audio documents like books, zines, pamphlets, patches, t-shirts, DVD’s. And it’ll be open during the day Also you can bring your zines (free or mercenary).
* We’ll share the catalogs of library and distro soon.
- advice/help/office hours
- book shop/info shop/library
- children's activity
- (free) shop/market
- work space/diy