Mar 11 2009

Vilnius Zine Fest: Call for Participation

zine fest 2009. thanks for picture to lenka hoi

Yo! We gonna do it again. Vilnius Zine Fest will happen on 15-17 May and will gather together zine lovers from different places
of the world, continuing the tradition of previous Vilnius and
Minsk zine festivals.

This spring particular attention will be paid to
radical geography, opportunities of contr-mapping of autonomous forces and
borders of Europe. Thus, we decided to make a
special Maps Day. Other big issue is creating things together, liberating zines
from our shelves, distros and infoshops and putting them into a public space. For
that a whole Day of Workshops is dedicated. And of course, we cannot go without
presentations and discussions, zine exhibition and free fair, tasty veggie food
and good music! Some details of the program are already available on this
website, others will appear soon, as well as a list of participants. If you
would like to share with your ideas, help with organizing, have some questions
and suggestions, want to play some music/make a performance/zine reading or to
confirm your participation please write to aggrrrh [at]

 See you soon!  

Mar 11 2009

Program of VZF-2

Day #3,

We propose you to take part in a number of workshops (most likely you’ll have time for one).
They will happen during the whole day and the results will be available to all other groups in the evening.

The main idea is to liberate zines from our shelves, distros and infoshops – i.e. subcultural locations, and try to put them into a public space so that different people would have an access to them. But one important thing is to make it in a form of a game, to be unexpecteded and intriguing, not like a direct and boring propaganda.
Another point is to try to use other forms of space rather than paper/internet for zine-making and see how this space can influence the contents and its perception.

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Mar 5 2009

Minsk zinefest from slightly other point of view

written for “Abolishing the borders from below” magazine

It was quite surprising to me that ABB people never tried to contact zinefest crew directly but instead made interview with one zine editor (i will refer to him as E). I think that point of view of one those involved in zinefest organising may be interesting as well for wide public.
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