We Make Zines

a place for zinesters - writers and readers

fanzines, zines, independent publications and artist books are acting
as a response to the mainstream media with an activist manner. as they
are a way of understanding our relation with society and even with
ourselves, maybe slower but more attractive for sure.
however in times of limitless possibility to spread information
virtually through the network; communication with printed material is
decreasing. the proportion of people who make zines and people who
write blogs or collect images of everything is a good example for this.
but actually arranging collages, drawings, texts, photos etc. on paper,
as a medium itself, has so many possibilities that adds more value to
our thoughts.

the aim of the project is to bring together independent publications
and to encourage people to distribute their ideas, thoughts via printed
or handmade materials. it is about to share obsessions, passions and
things in your mind on paper that can be shuffled and touched. it is an
open call for everyone to enhance these form of expression!

all these publications are going to be collected in form of an archive
that is continuously extended and meant to be traveling through
different venues in turkey and abroad.

first exhibition will take place in 15th september 2010 in manzara perspectives in istanbul.

so everybody, we are waiting for you to make your own editions, or send
the ones you already did. you are completely free about topics and
format, you can even ask to your mother to collaborate with you.

we want people to go home and lie on the floor and make zine!

send your editions until 31 of august to tatar beyi sokak 27 kuledibi beyoğlu/istanbul turkey.

please include, a short biography, full contact details, date of birth and nationality.

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great idea! i will send you some of mine and if i hurry you'll receive the artzine i'm working on at the moment. :D

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