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Target Audience: This course is suitable only for PGR students registered in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Zines are non-profit self-publications that have been a vehicle for grassroots social and political activism since the 1960s. Whilst zines defy any rules of production, they commonly incorporate text, drawings and re-claimed visuals to address a range of topics that occupy the intersection between personal and political.
This workshop will go ‘behind the zines’, as we look at approaches to utilising zine collections to analyse zines as a form of rich data on identity, social issues and agency. We will also explore zine-making as a method of data collection suitable for a range of different projects.
The workshop will detail the strengths of creative methods and introduce zine-making as a strategy for co-production and inclusive participation to mitigate practical and ethical barriers in research. As part of this, the workshop participants will also get an opportunity to create their own zine pages. Accessibility and inclusivity of expression are the guiding principles of zine making, and no creative background or skills are required to take part.
Delivered By: Dr Emmaleena Kakela