Zine for Change

When traditional means of publishing — the big houses and editors — aren’t interested in challenging existing narratives or lifting up new voices, designers don’t stop.

Zines communicate artistic visions and ignite change. They give historically marginalized voices an avenue and audience to reimagine narratives. They provide a place for the stories that need to be told.

Join Jennifer White-Johnson and Mishele Carlson of Related Tactics for a discussion about the power of print and how zines as a medium reimagine and redesign existing narratives. They’ll share how to capture your own voice and bring your project from idea to life, including tips on everything from creation to distribution. We’ll also have time for audience Q+A, so come with questions for these accomplished and acclaimed artists and publishers.

About DC Design Week

Built by 100% volunteer power, DC Design Week is an annual celebration of this community, hosted by AIGA DC. Ten percent of all revenue from DCDW events and *all* profit this year go toward the Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship fund. We believe in fostering the next generation of designers through helping local design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education. Interested in becoming a member? To gain early access to our most exclusive events and year-long discounts, sign up to become a member today!


All DCDW events will have real-time CART (live captioning) services. Learn more about our commitment to accessibility and request additional accommodations at https://www.dcdesignweek.org/accessibility.


This event will be streamed via Zoom. In order to participate fully, attendees should plan to join on the Zoom app via their computer, tablet, or mobile device with enough bandwidth to support viewing video. In order to ensure only those who have registered for the event are able to attend — and to create space for intimate conversations — only those whose display name fully matches the name on our registration list will be admitted from the waiting room. You can find more about joining our virtual events, including how to connect, directions to troubleshoot, and information about our refund policy in our FAQ.

Code of Conduct

All AIGA DC events adhere to our Code of Conduct.

When & Where
Wed, Sep 23, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT