A CONVERSATION WITH ANDREAS LASZLO KONRATH:
ZINE + DIY PUBLISHING
21 APRIL: 8.00 - 9.00 PM Doha Time
1.00 - 2.00 PM EST
Join Tasweer’s Artistic Director Charlotte Cotton in learning more about Andreas Laszlo Konrath and his creative journey in photography and zine-making. This conversation is also an introduction to the ZINE + DIY PUBLISHING workshop series and the Progressive Web App - co-founded by Andreas - ‘shrimpzine’.
ABOUT ANDREAS LASZLO KONRATH:
Andreas Laszlo Konrath grew up in the U.K. with a keen interest in skateboarding and music. In 2004 he moved to New York, assisting numerous portrait and fashion photographers while running a small darkroom on Canal Street. From 2008 – 2018 he collaborated on the independent zine and book press PWP with designer Brian Paul Lamotte. PWP became their foundation to not only help and actively encourage young image-makers to pursue their own ideas, but also to inspire each other in the process. Since the imprint’s inception, 53 unique publications were created. Andreas is a regular visiting artist, class instructor and portfolio critic at inspiring institutions and platforms including the Fashion Institute of Technology, International Center of Photography, Parsons School of Design at The New School, Pratt Institute, Red Hook Labs and the School of Visual Arts, in New York. Andreas is currently the Artist Educator at the museum Dia:Beacon for the Dia Teens program. He is also the co-founder of the zine-making Progressive Web App ‘shrimpzine’.
‘shrimpzine’ is a Progressive Web App developed to help young digital natives to make zines for free on their smartphones. This is intended to be a communal creative tool that takes images that live in the digital sphere and help those using the app to merge them into an object that can be printed out, shared, and exchanged. Intended to promote the art of zine-making and exploring the possibilities of the digital and the physical coming into contact with one another, as well as engaging in public discourse and world-building using the vessel of the zine and printed material as a catalyst to do this work. In a moment where so many are isolated from one another as a product of this ongoing pandemic, shrimpzine exists to consider how to build bridges between people and to break down walls to allow for new and exciting forms of tangibility.
ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP SERIES:
WORKSHOP 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO MAKING ZINES + EDITING
24 APRIL: 8.00 - 10.00 PM GST/1.00 - 3.00 PM EST
WORKSHOP 2: DEVELOPING YOUR ZINE + SEQUENCING
1 MAY: 8.00 - 10.00 PM GST/1.00 - 3.00 PM EST
WORKSHOP 3: NEXT STEPS - LAYOUT + TEXT
8 MAY: 8.00 - 10.00 PM GST/1.00 - 3.00 PM EST
WORKSHOP 4: COVERS + FINALISING YOUR ZINE
16 MAY: 8.00 - 10.00 PM GST/1.00 - 3.00 PM EST
This approachable online zine-making workshop series touches upon important historical and current concepts of zine-making and zine-culture and introduces participants to the power of telling our stories through zines. During these online workshop sessions, we will consider the creative elements of zine-making - how to create visual flow; how images can complement or detract from one another; and experiment in layout and sequencing content in varying size, number, and spatial layouts. Utilizing the Progressive Web App ‘shrimpzine’, this series is aimed at both teenagers and adults with an interest in art and photography, who have access to a smartphone to use during workshop sessions, and a desire to learn the basics in beginning to create their own self-published works.