On the weekend of August 21 and 22, we collaborated with Gata Negra to host two events about zine making. It was our first bilingual event! And it resulted in a lot of information and some really interesting (and cute) zines. We wanted to make these widely available for everyone who wasn’t able to make it to this event.
We started by presenting the relationship between zines and education, and their potential as pedagogical tools in the classroom. You can the slides for that talk here: No More Textbooks! (ENG) or No Más Libros de Texto! (SPA).
We continued with a brief history of zines. You can find out more about that here: Zines and Anarcho-feminism (ENG) and Memes and Zines (ENG).
And, lastly, we made some really cool zines together in our workshop! Here are a coupe of the completed zines we received (and if you want to email the one you made to be shared, please email them to us):
Though we didn’t get the introduction to the event in English, we did do a quick presentation that can be found here.
We felt like this event was really successful! Participants seemed to really enjoy it and were working together to build something really quick, learning different techniques.
In the future, we hope to host another zine event! This one was fantastic, and it would be great to do yet another one to help share more skills across collectives, networks, and individuals.
If you have ideas or would like to host any kind of event with us, please feel free to send us an email or a message! We’d love to hear from you.
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