Here or Wherever (2017-2018) - Information & Cultural Exchange

Here or Wherever (2017-2018)

Here Or Wherever is a youth-led digital media training, mentorship and publishing project supporting young people of Auburn to create a one-off youth/street culture magazine that will examine individual perspectives on identity, culture, society, fashion and place. A small editorial/design team formed to meet weekly at Auburn Youth Centre.

Career pathways for the editorial/design team were strengthened through mentoring from some of Australia’s leading media professionals. Career guidance and special work experience opportunities provided valuable insights in to how the media works. This is not a high school newspaper!

The students worked alongside mentors including Bernard Zuel, James Roy, Ben Peek, Katrina James and Dave Wells. The result of Here or Wherever is CLOSE ENOUGH; a street magazine full of photography, interviews and poetry.
Official launch date announced soon!

Editorial Team Meetings 

Dates: every Tuesday from 12 September – 14 November 2017 (8 weeks)
Time: 2:30 to 5pm (editorial team can attend after school)
Where: Auburn Youth Centre, Wyatt Park Sports Complex, Church St, Lidcombe NSW 2141

Intensive Photography Workshops

Dates: Thursday, 5 October – Friday 6 October 2017
Time: 10am
Where: Auburn Youth Centre, Wyatt Park Sports Complex, Church St, Lidcombe NSW 2141




Taster Workshops

Taster Workshops will introduce students from local schools to the founding principles of writing and visual communication. The workshops are designed to recruit young people to become members of an editorial/design team. This team will create content for the publication including writing, photography, fashion spreads and design, making up the final printed magazine.

If you would like more information about Here or Wherever (2017-2018), you can get in contact with Julia Mendel at ICE for more details
Julia Mendel
Producer, Community Engagement
[email protected]
02 8821 9151

A project in partnership with Auburn Youth Centre and Westwords.
Funded by the NSW Government – Youth Opportunities Program.
I.C.E also receives core support from the Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW and the Department of Family and Community Services.

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