Good Neighbour (GN) is a research platform based in Amsterdam since 2017, run by artist Martin La Roche, designer Dongyoung Lee and researcher Valeria Marchesini. GN defines itself primarily as a community of readers who share a communal interest for books seen as performative tools. By exploring the relationships between the different elements that constitute a book – such as text, image, caption, index – GN aims to find new perspectives on what a book could be, also in relation to other books. These ongoing findings are presented through tables, displays, new publications and exhibitions. The name ‘Good Neighbour’ is inspired by Aby Warburg’s ‘Law of the Good Neighbour’, a continuous system of thematic and serendipitous arrangements between books in a library. GN doesn’t seek to build a library, it makes time for appreciating existing ones.


- Martín La Roche, Musée Légitime Catalogue Raisonné, with a text by Maike Aden, Co-published with Calipso Press, 2023, € 20,00.
- Daniel Godínez Nivón, The Minga of the Birds of the Dawn, 2023, € 14,00.
- Ilse van Rijn, SUSU, 2021. (Available in NL and EN), € 12,00 for both, € 7,50 for one.
- Maartje Fliervoet, Correspondances, 2021. € 12,50.  
- Clara Amaral, Manual, 2021. 
- Dongyoung Lee, English (100 Indexes), with contributions by Martijn in ‘t Veld and Martín La Roche, 2018. € 15,00.
- Jacqueline Machado de Souza and Martín La Roche, Synecdotheque, 2018. € 15,00.  
- Dongyoung Lee, I can’t give you an answer as matter stands, published by Ediciones Popolet in collaboration with Good Neighbour, 2018. € 20,00.

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18 Nov 2023, 4pm - 6pm.
Oído de agua, opening and book launch of The Minga of the Birds of the Dawn, Manifold Books, Amsterdam.

17 Nov 2023, 6pm - 8pm.
Magic Box: Objects, Special Collections, Memory and Archiving, Musée Légitime presentation and book launch of Musée Légitime Catalogue Raisonné, Printed Matter St. Marks, New York.

28 May 2023, 3pm.
The Minga of the Birds of the Dawn, book launch, Kasteel Wijlre, Wijlre.

10 May 2023, 7pm - 9pm.
Mnemosyne / I Remember, talk about the Good Neighbour criteria, books and workshop, NewBridge Books, Newcastle.


17 Nov 2023 - 17 Jan 2024.
Martín La Roche - Magic Box, Printed Matter Special Collections, Printed Matter St Marks, New York
Within the context of the window installation Magic Box, Good Neighbour publications are displayed.

14 May - 27 August 2023.
Daniel Godínez Nivón - Windbloom, Kasteel Wijlre, Coach House
Within the context of Windbloom, the publication ‘The Minga of the Birds of the Dawn’ is presented.

8 - 30 May 2021.
SUSU (Sufferin’ Succotash) at PuntWG.  GN proposed an exhibition that could be seen as a container for words, similar to a book. To make art as words, this was the invitation to ten artists and one writer to participate in Sufferin’ Succotash.



19 November 2023, Sunday Zine Fair, invited by Calipso Press, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York.
17–18 September 2022, WIELS artbookfair, Brussels.
23-25 November 2019, Printing Plant, Amsterdam.
7–8 September 2019, WIELS, Brussels.
9 May 2019, Fairshare, Ciap Kunstverein, Hasselt.
26–28 April 2019, Libros Mutantes, Madrid.
21–23 September 2018, Printed Matter, with Ediciones Popolet, New York.
23-25 November 2018, Printing Plant, Amsterdam.
17-18 November 2018, Magical Riso, Jan van Eyck, Maastricht.
4-6 May 2018, Miss read, Berlin.
26–28 April 2018, Libros Mutantes, Madrid.

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Kraijenhoffstraat 34-17
Amsterdam, The Netherlands