UCC Library in partnership with the Cork Zine Archive is hosting an exhibition, Publish and be Damned, which highlights the importance and distinctiveness of an almost forgotten artefact of our recent print culture, the Fanzine or ‘Zine. The exhibition, curated by Siobhán Bardsley and Fiona O’Mahony, brings together a collection of zines and independent magazines produced by various groups in Cork spanning three decades, from 1975 until the dawn of digital and social media.
It is the objective of the exhibition to curate and ensure the preservation of as large a collection of Cork produced fanzines as possible. As part of this project the Cork Zine Archive is accepting the donation of additional titles to the collection, which it hopes will find a home in the UCC Library, ensuring that this “vernacular journalism” will be available to facilitate research and further study of a distinctive element of the vibrant cultural life of the City of Cork.
Publish and Be Damned runs until the end of September 2019 in UCC Library, Cork, and all are welcome.
More information can be found here.