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Zine workshop – Gender in public space (online)

//free online workshop in ENG/NL, registration required: please send an e-mail with your name and address to eline.andries@demens.nu//

What’s it like to walk through Brussels’ public spaces? What about the right to speak up, safety, street harrasment, the ability of being yourself and finding the right toilet? How does your favourite public meeting place / community space look like?
Reclaiming urban spaces for people is part of how we can humanize our cities and make our streets more communal. Let’s reclaim media first. In this workshop we explore social constructs of gender in public spaces through our own personal stories. Nina from Echo Zines teaches you how you can use your story to make and self-publish your own mini-zine. A zine is a self-published, non-commercial print-work often used as a form of self-expression and activism. So stop there wandering (through your mind or Brussels’ streets) and come make zines with us!

To get you excited, we’ll send everyone a crafting package with washy tape, markers, stickers, coloured paper and two mini-zines from Nina we’re going to use during the workshop. The craft supplies that you can provide yourself are: scraps of wrapping paper, newspapers, old magazines, flyers, scissors and (glitter)markers.
We’ll organise the workshop as follows:

• 12h00 – 13h00: Nina from Echo Publishing talks about the power of zines in an activist world and explains us how to make our own personal mini-zine. We’ll also share our own stories, opinions and insights about gender in public space.
• 13h00 – 14h30: Time to craft! Everyone gets enough time to experiment and make their own zine, with or without webcam. Nina will be available for Q&A through chat.
• 14h30 – 15h00: You can choose to show us your mini-zine and share your experience. Nina will give everyone tips & tricks about how to self-publish a zine, distribute it and how to connect with other zinesters.

We want to keep the workshop cosy with the small group of people who subscribe. Feel free to have a hot chocolate, bring your cat or share some of your favourite Sunday afternoon music while ‘zining’.

*Non-binary, men, trans, cis women… everyone is welcome. Yes, you too!*

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