ZIPE 2017

In partnership with SKETCH and Toronto Art Book Fair , Paperhouse Outreach Collective will be facilitating a week-long artist’s book and zine workshop, ZIPE (Zine Exchange and Production Program). ZIPE is for youth and young adults (ages 13 – 29) who identify and/or ally with LGBTQIA2S, disabled, and POC communities.

TOABF X ZIPE explores the artist’s book as a mode of self-expression, socio-political discourse, and the distribution of ideas and creative skills. Participants create, print and publish their own artists’ books and zines with the guidance of local artists with strong voices within the LGTBTQIA2S, disabled, and POC communities.The four-day workshop leads up to the Toronto Art Book Fair, where participants can sell their work.

TOABF X ZIPE is a safe and inclusive space for participants to talk openly about social barriers, personal experiences, and explore alternative methods of storytelling, and it connects learners with local organizations and resources to provide a network of support and outreach opportunities.

For more information, please contact the project coordinator, Flora Shum at


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