Material Culture, Ephemera, and DIY

Works that explore and are interested in the ways in which material culture shapes and codes our political, personal and social lives. These works may also explore the politics of what it means to be a producer and maker, and how to make materials which are relevant and accessible.

Anyone can be a musician, a writer, a journalist, a publisher or a producer. DIY culture has always promoted the maxims of anti-elitism and, with new technology, they are truer than ever.

Amy Spencer

BECAUSE us girls crave records and books and fanzines that speak to US that WE feel included in and can understand in our own ways.

BECAUSE we wanna make it easier for girls to see/hear each other’s work so that we can share strategies and criticize-applaud each other.

BECAUSE we must take over the means of production in order to create our own meanings.

Kathleen Hanna, Riot Grrrrl Manifesto, BIKINI KILL ZINE 2