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The Zine and DIY Culture Club meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at 12:30 p.m. in Special Collections. The Zine and DIY Culture Club meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at 12:30 p.m. in Special Collections.
 


Student Organization Spotlight: Zine and DIY Culture Club

The Zine and DIY Culture Club create original zines by way of writing, drawing, photography or collages.
By SDSU News Team
 

The San Diego State University Zine and DIY Culture Club is a student organization that introduces students to zines, which is short for magazines, and other original publications and projects.

Zines made by the Zine and DIY Culture Club
Zines made by the Zine and DIY Culture Club
The organization provides members with hands-on workshops to learn about and create zines by way of writing, drawing, photography or collages.

Riley Wilson, the organization’s president, started the club with a classmate last semester after being introduced to zines in "Social Politics of Indie," a comparative literature class. Wilson and her classmate loved making and discussing zines, but didn’t have a space to continue their work after the semester ended. Thus, the Zine and DIY Culture Club was born.

Is the Zine and DIY Culture Club open to all majors or is it major specific?

Everyone is welcome!

When it comes to finding new members for your organization, what type of students are you looking for?

A lot of people don't know what zines are, and that's okay! If you're curious and like to write, draw, take cool pictures, make collages, or otherwise engage with the do-it-yourself ethos, we may be the perfect fit for you. Zines are for everybody.

When are your meetings and is there a membership fee?

We meet the first and third Wednesday of every month at 12:30 p.m. in Special Collections, which is located in the Library Addition, Room 4410. There is no fee to join.

Does your organization have any events coming up?

Our meetings on the third Wednesday of each month are workshops, which is a really fun and hands-on way to learn about and create zines. Right now, we're still a pretty new club, but I have hopes for larger-scale, community workshops, as well as more exhibiting. In October, we tabled at San Diego Zine Fest, and it was amazing to meet so many other people equally excited about DIY and zine-making.

How can students find more information about your organization?

For more information, student can email us at zine.diyculture@gmail.com or find us on Twitter at @SDSUZineClub.

Which SDSU faculty have had an impact on your organization?  

Adam Hammond and Anna Culbertson, our faculty advisors, are really incredible. Professor Hammond's classes introduced a lot of us to zines, and Anna's work with the zine collection in Special Collections has been wildly inspiring. It's really affirming to see that there's a whole world of zines out there.