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Our Curated Scene: DIY Publishing, Zines & Archives

DIY publishing has created an outgrowth of Latinx cultural production questioning the invisibility of Latinx creators. The zine fair as independent publishing platform has created new microeconomies for artists, while also providing space for the distribution of emerging artists, writers, and makers. What does this say about the lack of Latinx perspectives in media, art and publishing worlds? Are creating DIY spaces enough to counter the invisibility of Latinx creators in media, literature and art institutions? What can we learn from these writers, artists, curators and book makers about the importance of independent publishing and the archives that have naturally grown from this work? Artist and founder of PreCog Mag Florencia Escudero, Smithsonian curatorial assistant and Puro Chingon Collective cofounder Claudia Zapata, and Luz Magdaleno of Brown n Proud Press will be in conversation. Professor Mireya Loza will moderate. RSVP here.