ECHO CHAMBER asbl is a small-scale, not-for-profit organization established under Belgian law and based in Brussels. It has the mission to research, document and occasionally raise funds for the production of radical works and speculative practices in the field of contemporary comics. Animated by Ilan Manouach’s work, Echo Chamber claims for a perpetual becoming of the medium in a globalized, interconnected industry. Its outreach agenda includes the following:
1) the international project Shapereader, a system of tactile communication for makers of comics with visual disabilities. 2) the innovative research group Applied Memetic that explores the relations of artificial intelligence in comics and the effects of full automation in the production of a work. 3) Futures of Comics, a recurrent public programme of non-academic research in collaboration with Swiss comics festival Fumetto. 4) the curation of the Digital Archive of Conceptual Comics for the Monoskop Shadow Library that reflects on the needs of digital preservation for marginalized, under-the-radar works.