Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. – Dresden: Zine workshop – 10/11/2017

Zine workshop at the Centre for Contemportary Art in Dresden, Hellerau

On Friday, November 10th, JKPeV organised a zine workshop under the title “You and I – we are not so different” within the framework of the European project „You are Welcome“ and the Metamorphosis. Human stories  project – a cooperation between Armenia, the US and Germany. The zine workshop was held at Hellerau coordinated by the Ass. Prof. Mariana Smith (Stockton University, USA), the German artist, Stephanie Lüning (Hfbk Dresden, Germany) and the Armenian artist, Eva Harut (HfBK, Dresden, GER). The participants, coming for all over the world, created “Zines”. The mini handmade magazines – Zines are easy to create as their based on the collage technique and drawing and can easily. It is a creative way to tell and share a story without necessarily using language but photos, images, illustrations and words. Marianna Smith stressed out the purpose of the Zine: the crafting activity serves the story telling and what does really matter is to share our stories altogether. In a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, the participants sat around the tables full of different kinds of magazines and newspapers and created their own Zines. Once the first folding was done, the Zines were covered by photos, drawings and writings. At the end of the session, each Zine was opened, scanned and printed and was given to each participant as a memory of their stories and of this nice afternoon. Each participant could present their zines and share with the rest of the group their stories. Some really interesting, and touching Zines were created during this workshop but we especially keep in mind that we shared our stories!