We are delighted to announce that our first guest speaker at Bristol Comic & Zine Fair 2018 will be Hamja Ahsan!
He is also one of the curators of the excellent festival DIY Cultures:
DIY Cultures is an annual day festival exploring intersections of art and activism, running since 2013. The programme consists of a zine fair, exhibitions, workshops, contemporary craft, panel discussions, comic illustration, video art and digital animation exploring DIY practice. The event has established itself as a leading national forum for artists-run initiatives and alternative publishing. The event distinguishes itself by by its commitment to Black and people of colour empowerment and centralising marginalised histories and subcultures such as decolonalising initiatives, diaspora stories, prisoner solidarity, radical mental health and Muslim communities under the War on terror The festival programme has expanded into an accompanying extended exhibition and commissions programme.
Hamja will be speaking at BCZF on Saturday 6th October in the 2nd floor Dance Studio between 4.30-5pm: “Presenting DIY Cultures”