Community Riso is a project of social and cultural involvement in montreal QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) community and its allies* with aim of introducing them attractiveness of using RISOGRAPH.
Techno Culture Club will be hosting 4 community practices in March 2019 every Sunday from 1-5pm and organizing an exhibition to show all contents at its workshop space (located at Centre du Plateau).
What is a RISOGRAPH?
A RISOGRAPH is a printer that uses the technology of screen-printing. It is the most eco-friendly printer, using biodegradable inks based from rice oil & soy, with registered recycled ink cartridges, and uses between 70-97% less energy than the average printer!
A community project
As an organisation constantly aware of social, digital and artistic process transformations, Techno Culture Club purchased its first RISOGRAPH in order to ensure technology accessibility in community.
The organisation has always wanted to foster social inclusion through educational technology so this project is an opportunity for the communities to create community resources related to different subjects around Digital Rights & Digital Justice using our Risograph.
What TCC hopes is to build towards an engaged community of technology practitioners grounded in the principles of digital justice.
TCC’s approach is based off of Detroit’s Community Technology Project, In their set of principles, Digital Justice includes access, participation, common ownership, and healthy communities.
TCC is opening its workshop space to communities throughout the duration of the project by giving free access to the RISOGRAPH and providing 4 community practices :
- Dates : from March 3 to 24, 2019 (every sunday)
- Hours: 1-5pm
- Capacity : 10 participants (reservation only)
- Price : Pay what you can
- Lieu : Makerspace TCC #1.124 (at Centre du Plateau)
- Admission : online registration, click here
At the end of the project, TCC will introduce all artworks created during these workshops by showcasing an exhibition at its workshop space located in Centre du Plateau.
*”An ally is someone who supports and advocates for others. Allyship is more than
just tolerance—it means actively trying to break down the barriers and create better
circumstances for others, including marginalized people” from click here
Land Acknowledgement: We would like to acknowledge where these activities are held, which is on Kanien’kehá:ka (also known as Mohawk) land along with the other nations of Abénaki, Anishinaabe, and Huron-Wendat - the original water and land caretakers. These lands have been unfairly taken & we are grateful settlers doing our work to show allyship