Wellington Zinefest x LAGANZ

Queer History Workshop
Wellington Zinefest worked with the Lesbian and Gay Archives New Zealand (LAGANZ) to run this free weekend workshop on local queer history.

Workshop Day One

Saturday September 26, 10am - 3pm

National Library, 70 Molesworth Street

Will Hansen and Roger Swanson from LAGANZ introduced the archive collection, showed us some items and lead us on a behind the scenes tour around the archives. Then we sat down and explored some of the LAGANZ material to consider what value queer archives have for us today. 


Workshop Day Two

Sunday September 27, 10am - 3pm

Mashuko, 70 Ghuznee Street

Using copies of the materials and ideas found at the archives, the participants worked together to make a collaborative zine which explores local queer history. This zine has been compiled and printed.


Launch Event

Friday October 2, 5:30pm - 7pm

National Library, 70 Molesworth Street

We held a public launch for the zine at National Library. All contributors were given a free copy, and the zine was deposited to LAGANZ and the National Library.

This collage of local queer historical imagery is by Will Hansen.

Launch Event Recording

PrideNZ.com recording the audio from the launch event. Featuring the voices of Caitlin Lynch, Will Hansen, Ciara O'Callaghan, Compass Ramsay, Kiefer Hunt, Ailish Wallace-Buckland​ and Roger Swanson​.

The Archive is Alive

The finished product from the September workshop is available as a free pdf.

Will Hansen
The Archive is Alive

Sold by Will Hansen at a stall at Wellington Zinefest 2020


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