Wellington Zinefest x PAPA

Daring to Think of
Something Better
In July, Wellington Zinefest and PAPA ran Daring to Think of Something Better, a zine-making workshop about prison abolition.

A group of thirty zinemakers and activists from PAPA (People Against Prisons Aotearoa) worked together on a zine about justice in Aotearoa.


PAPA prepared a range of materials from their archives for participants to use on creative works. People drew, wrote, used collage and other techniques to create their own unique responses to the themes explored in the materials.

Thanks to PAPA for all their hard work on putting this event together. Thanks also to Wellington City Council Arts and Culture Fund, who provided funding support for this event.


Poster by @Thomas.stant

People Against Prisons Aotearoa

People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) is a prison abolitionist organisation working for a fairer, safer, and more just Aotearoa.


They started in February 2015 as a group concerned about the treatment of transgender people in prisons. Since then, they've become a mass-based organisation that works with different communities to address the worst problems of the criminal justice system, and to build a better one.

Solitary Confinement in New Zealand Pris
Letters from Lockdown
Abolitionist Demands