Do or DIY uncovers a hidden history of DIY publishing that begins (in the essay, at least) with Laurence Sterne (1713-68) and ending (for now, at least) with Kathy Acker (1947-97). It concludes with call-to-action that captures the ethos of the forthcoming exhibition: "Don't wait for others to validate your ideas. Do it yourself."
In addition the exhibition, which will open in London in spring 2012, has been selected by the crowdfunding platform wedidthis.org.uk as one of the nine projects it will promote throughout January, with a fundraising target of £1,500. You can donate as little or as much as you like, but for donations over £50 people will receive a signed copy of the accompanying publication with a printed credit (Thanks to...), and for donations over £500 the publication will be hand-printed - only three of these will ever be made.
More to follow on the exhibition in February.