Saturday, May 23, 2015

make all good things fall apart: zine launch and community discussion on addiction, intoxication culture and sober spaces

make all good things fall apart: zine launch and community discussion on addiction, intoxication culture and sober spaces

Thursday May 28th, 8:30-11pm at Anchor Archive / Plan B (2180 Gottingen St):



doors open 830 PM
zine reading STARTING PROMPTLY from 845-915 PM
break from 915-930 PM
discussion from 930-1015 PM
hang out time from 1015-11 PM

building on the momentum of the first two issues, make all good things fall apart #3 is a collaborative zine by clementine morrigan and geoff that explores intoxication culture, addiction, recovery, sobriety, harm reduction, disability justice and sober spaces through the lens of accessibility. this zine was created in Halifax as part of the Inkstorm, Sad Rad and Anchor Archive Zine Library Artist Residency Program.

intoxication culture is a set of social norms that encourage a particular kind of alcohol and drug consumption: drinking in a fun, yet controlled way and using certain drugs in a non-addictive way. most social events are organized around or include drinking. this zine and event work to challenge intoxication culture by asking who gets left behind when we centre drinking at the majority of events and what we could do differently.

the event will include readings from the zine by both geoff and clementine followed by a community discussion on the role that drinking plays in community here in Halifax. geoff and clementine are from Toronto and are interested to hear how these things play out similarly and differently in a different city. we will encourage critical thinking on addiction, social drinking, sobriety, accessibility, community building and justice.

all of geoff and clementine's zines will also be available for sale at this event. for more info on these zines check out: http://from-the-margins.tumblr.com/catalog

guiding questions for the community discussion will include:

what role does drinking play in our communities? what role does drinking play in building community here in Halifax?

what are some of the problems or challenges with including drinking at the majority of events? who gets left out?

what are some possibilities for building community in a more accessible and diverse way?

we hope this conversation will challenge us, inspire us and help us all to grow toward more just, accessible and inclusive communities.

presented by from the margins and the Inkstorm, Sad Rad and Anchor Archive Zine Library Artist Residency Program.  


For more info about the event, the hosts of this workshop, and accessibility info, please go to:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1616733701902879/
or
http://www.robertsstreet.org/posts/2015/05/20/zine-launch-and-community-discussion-addiction-intoxication-culture-and-sober-space 

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