Climate Zines: DataRefuge Climate Stories Told Through Zine-Making
Join us in the EC TinkerLab for an afternoon of zine making with an emphasis on telling stories surrounding climate change. A “zine” can be defined as a DIY magazine, created outside of the confines of a typical mass-produced, commercial magazine such as TIME or LIFE. Rather, a zine can be a self-published collection of poems, a collectively produced educational resource on prison reform, an artist’s sketchbook, and much more. We will engage with the DataRefuge Climate Stories, a project to build "a storybank to document how data lives in the world— and how it connects people, places, and non-human species." Through zine making, we will illustrate and extend these stories and also add our own! Zines can be scanned and uploaded to the storybank. All materials and resources will be provided (magazines, markers, paper, instructions, and much more!). There will be a presentation to open the workshop at the beginning, but anyone is welcome to drop in at anytime. This workshop is centered around climate change and environmental activism, but attendees are welcome to be creative and make zine about whatever they wish!
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