ZINES - #2020-1 – An International Journal on Amateur and DIY Media
First issue of what I think is a very appealing project – I hope that many issues will follow! ZINES is a “peer journal” on amateur and DIY media. Published twice a year by Strandflat, edited by Samuel Etienne, it is dedicated to studies of amateur and do-it-yourself media of any kind, from fanzines to webzines, perzines to science zines, artzines to poezines, etc. ZINES is multi-disciplinary and opened to all scientific disciplines, from social sciences to medical sciences, art and design, media studies, etc.
The first aim of the journal is to study the involvement of amateurs in the production of mediascapes, from printing form to cybermedia. It also addresses the impact of zine making for personal or collective sociabilization, especially in closed environments such as carceral or medical centres. The second aim is to examine the production of new form of communication by amateurs leading to the publication of media with a strong DIY ethos, including scholars who invent new forms of dissemination of scientific knowledge.
published in 2020, texts in English and French.
102 pages, 21 x 21 cm (softcover)
Table of contents:
Lyla Byers & Anthony Kwame Harrison: You should major in zines: Unconventional pedagogies in higher education.
Izabeau Legendre: L’Euguélionne, actrice de la scène du zine de Montréal. Entretien avec Camille Toffoli.
Laura López Casado: Problematizing the methodology; challenges, conflicts, and contradictions in the study of queer-feminist zines in the Iberian Peninsula.
Lambrini Papadopoulou: Behind the walls; a Greek prison zine aiming to disrupt and defy the mainstream’s media narrative.
Work In Progress by Alexandrine Bonoron
Nicolò Pezzolo: Aut, the voice of the Circolo di Cultura Omosessuale Mario Mieli.
Véronique Servat: Once upon a time Les Inrockuptibles, a French zine like no other.
Kin-long Tong: DIY print activism in digital age; Zines in Hong Kong’s social movements.
Nicolas Lahaye, Lili Pnuk: from fanzine to a larger creative presence within the Parisian punk scene
Antoine Lefebvre: Freedom Hi!, Protest zines exhibition.
Rachel Steward: ENGAGED, “A magazine like no other and not even like itself” (Creative Review, 1995)