Whose lives are ‘lifestyle’ magazines about?
Are they records of the now or manifestos for our future?
Who gets to tell the stories about who they are and where they live, what language do they use and whose image do they represent?
Learn how to produce a magazine, edit text and layout images, explore what goes into high quality print, how to distribute and develop your readership.
Open to anyone living in Gravesend or surrounding area, aged 16 – 25 years, no experience necessary, and all abilities welcome.
Drop in dates at The Gr@nd, Gravesend:
Thursday, 5th March, 4pm – 6pm
Thursday 2nd April, 4pm – 6pm
Thursday 7th May, 4pm – 6pm
Since autumn 2018, artist Ania Bas has been working with young people, aged 16 to 25 years, at The Gr@nd (Gravesend’s Healthy Living Centre) to co-create a new lifestyle magazine.
The group has worked with artists and creative practitioners to learn new skills and develop the magazine, including photography, design, creative writing, journalism, and illustration. They have explored self-publishing, graphic design and print with artist-led collective OOMK (One of my Kind), created new zero-waste fashion with the Waste Free Fashion Collective, and met with artists and curators at Turner Prize 2019, Turner Contemporary, Margate Festival, and Somerset House. In June 2019, the group created a printed manifesto for Royal Opera House Bridge Annual Conference The Thriving Child, also presenting a Q&A on their lived experience as young people to hundreds of delegates at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
For the final sessions, the group will be working with guest designer Rose Nordin, from OOMK, to edit and layout the final magazine design. Rose Nordin is a graphic designer and illustrator based in London with a particular interest in self publishing and DIY culture.
The magazine includes local gossip, interviews, fashion and music, unknown histories and new developments in the area, exploring their interests, hopes, fears and plans for the future. The new magazine will be launched at Estuary 2020 in Gravesend, Autumn 2020.
If you want to be a part of imagining and co-producing what a new kind of lifestyle magazine could look and feel like, with other people your age, please drop in to the sessions at The Gr@nd, or contact us on: email@example.com
If you have access requirements or need support with travel money to reach us – please do get in touch.
Address of the Gr@nd:
26 King Street
Supported by the Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust