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Jun 7

Summer School 2023: Zine-making as a Creative Participatory Approach to Research

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Led by Mindy Ptolomey and Dr Lisa Bradley

This workshop will introduce zine-making as creative and participatory research method. Drawing on Mindy and Lisa’s work facilitating zine-making, together we will explore the power of zines in research and knowledge exchange. Zines are self-published, magazine-like booklets which have historically offered an independent platform of expression for a diversity of underrepresented and marginalised voices, and people with limited economic resources. Furthermore, the process of zine-making has itself been shown to stimulate self-awareness, creative expression, connection and collective action, serving as a pedagogical tool for empowerment and transformation. During the workshop participants will be guided by a series of prompts to make their own zine. A variety of techniques will be explored, including black-out poetry, collaging, and embodied/sensory mapping. Participants will gain hands-on experience of zine making as method, introducing zines as media for agency and resistance and as canvasses for self-expression through and beyond words.


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June 7
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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John McIntyre Conference Centre, University of Edinburgh
Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Road
Edinburgh, EH16 5AY
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