What makes an alternative travel magazine? The answer might be found in mainstream travel magazines, for an alternative media project often starts out as a response to the perceived limitations and biases of the former.
Mainstream travel magazines, especially the consumer types, are in the business of curating lifestyles and dreams for the avid traveller-reader. Stories highlighting the sobering side effects of tourism might be too serious and unsettling for some readers and, not to mention, unmarketable to advertisers.
From research to writing, and from design to distribution, this workshop covers the various aspects of alternative travel publishing – a field that is under-exposed and possibly, under-appreciated.
This class is part of The Substation's "A Home for the Arts" programme in November 2016. The School of Uncommon Knowledge is an art/workshop series that seeks to test the utility of art forms and art knowledge to their limits. As payment for participating in these workshops, participants are to provide items for barter with their respective artist-educators. More information about the "A Home for the Arts" programme (including registration links) can be found in the Facebook link provided below.
VENUE: The Substation
ADDRESS: 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936
EVENT WEBSITE: Facebook
DATE AND TIME
27 Nov 2016, 12pm-2pm