A modular zine to collect Polisphonic experiences

16 Marzo 2022

During the summer of 2021 we brought a series of 'Polisphonic' formats into public space. They were Sonic Assembly, Above the Lines, Musical Body and Sound Futures. These experiences gave rise to dialogues, thoughts and ideas that we collected in a modular Zine completed over a few months.

The contents of the Zine will be uploaded to this site in specific in-depth articles and gradually linked in this article (below) so they are easy to reach.
Happy reading!

Why making a zine?

The first issue of the Polisfonia zine was conceived as a support to the activities and workshops we carried out in the public space. We often talked with the people present at the activities about the project, its purpose and what happened during the various workshops, but we felt it was essential to have an additional support to this narrative. A support that was simple, that could be "passed on" to others and above all that could contain the points of view and thoughts of those who participated.

Who made it?

All the textual content in the zine was written by the Polisfonia team, reworking the thoughts generated during and around the activities, or starting from short texts composed with the people present at the workshops. The graphics, illustrations, some photos and the layout were done by the Polisfonia team. Most of the photos were taken by photographers* who accompanied us during the activities, including Asia de Lorenzi, Claudia Corrent and Andrea Righetto.

How is it made?

The Polisfonia zine is designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible. It is printed on recycled A3 paper folded into A5, using only black ink. Sigle pages are composed by hand using collage techniques and handwriting, and then duplicated through a copier. The pages are not bound, but only inserted into each other so that the zine can expand in a modular way with each activity. Each A3 page consists of one side of in-depth text and one side of visual elements collected in the various workshops. The sides with mainly non-textual content are designed not only to enrich the textual content but also to be used as posters.