Totally agree with the previous posts, it’s great to see everyone again! I made a zine proposal zine 😉 If you prefer, the same text is in the paragraph below.
This project proposes to create a website that presents information on the history and culture of zines, zine making instructions, a protected community page for connecting, and a gallery to display and archive zines. It aims to challenge the limited and partial social and cultural narratives that exist by empowering and encouraging marginalized communities to be authentically seen using the creative, fun, and unique medium of zines. Representing a community-collaborative platform, this would be a place to share stories, ideas, and experiences while facilitating connections with other people, beliefs, groups, causes, and interests. As part of the zine project, open and accessible in person workshops would be held to teach participants how to make analog zines and offer lessons on using digital tools to create digital zines.
During the environmental scan for the Intro to DH paper, I was excited to find a recent capstone project that has the potential to be developed with the proposed zine website project. In the Capstone Project, Exile Garden of the Uprooted, Sazia Afrin writes “Exile Garden of the Uprooted was created as a stand-alone, digital zine. If I were to develop this project more in the future, I would consider incorporating it in a series of zines that explore the topic of migration through various approaches. For instance, one approach would be to create a zine of transcribed oral histories by doing interviews with asylum seekers and people from both migrant communities and host communities.”