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Something Else to Be: Zines & Other Forms of Knowledge, A Generative Workshop with Chaun Webster

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Casa Libre & Kore Press present a generative workshop with poet/graphic designer Chaun Webster.

Cost: sliding scale $25-$74
When: Saturday, Feb 23rd from 9:00am-12:00pm

To sign up, email [email protected] or use the paypal link on casalibre.org/events.html

Description: Production is a zine workshop examining how this assertion of some other way of being from This Bridge Called My Back can be read as a “new subject position” as Jodi Melamed puts it and in the context of what Alexis Pauline Gumbs describes as the “Black feminist literary production that occurred between 1970 and 1990 as the experimental creation of a rival economy and temporality in which Black women and children would be generators of an alternative destiny”? In this workshop we will look over several texts to discuss the possible meanings of this “something else”ness as it relates to alternative knowledge production in zines and will participate in the making of a collective zine to document the discussion.

Facilitator Bio: Poet and graphic designer Chaun Webster draws from an interest in the work of sign in graffiti, the layering of collage, and the visuality of text. These methods are used in Webster’s work to investigate race – specifically the instability of blackness and black subjectivities, geography, memory, and the body. Correspondingly much of these investigations engage the question of absence, how to archive what is missing from the landscape particularly as a number of communities watch in real time, neighborhoods once populated with familiar presences, dissolve in the vernacular of redevelopment and its attendant colonial logic. Webster’s debut book, GeNtry!fication: or the scene of the crime, was published by Noemi Press April 2018.

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