Fanzineist Vienna: Circular Steps for Circular Culture

Posted on: 31st May 2024

Wonderland recently participated in the Fanzineist Vienna Art Book & Zine Fair, presenting the YE-2C Project with the theme “Circular Steps for Circular Culture”

In the Fanzineist Vienna we explored the intersections of waste, sustainable artistry, and circular art practices, fostering discussions that highlighted the importance of circularity in cultural initiatives.

Our talk, titled “Circular Steps for Circular Culture,” addressed issues surrounding waste management and sustainable artistry. Attendees explored global waste dump yards and discussed narratives of circularity within the art and culture scenes. The session featured insights from both local and international artists, emphasizing the role of circular practices in cultural projects. Participants were encouraged to integrate these practices into their own initiatives, promoting a sustainable and environmentally conscious approach to art and culture.

About Fanzineist Vienna Art Book & Zine Fair

The Fanzineist Vienna Art Book & Zine Fair is an annual international independent publishing event that showcases self-published works in art, design, literature, and culture. The 2024 edition took place from May 10-12 at the Atelierhaus der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien (Semperdepot) located at Lehargasse 6-8 in Vienna. This fair welcomed both in-person and online visitors, offering a dynamic atmosphere filled with creativity and a passion for independent publishing.

Outreach, Exhibitors and Highlights

We had chance to outreach hunders of visitors. The fair featured a diverse array of exhibitors, including, Libro Arte (JP), Die Angewandte – Department of Drawing & Printmaking (AT), Kaunas Photography Gallery / Vilnius Art Academy (LT), Mangal Media (TR), Animal Bro (AT), Vienna Zines (AT), 51 Personae (CN), BL8D [‘blu: d] (EE), Fatima Hisham (EGY), Ivy Zheyu Chen / UPON (USA), ist publishing (UA), Never Brush My Teeth (GR), Prostor (HR), sululu (TW)

Engaging with hunderds of visitors and 128 physical exhibitors  from over 30 countries, the fair provided an excellent opportunity to talk about the outcomes and the themes of the YE-2C project.

Participated Events and Activities

  • Fanzineist Vienna also hosted a variety of events, including online exhibitions, talks, concerts, and workshops.
  • Katya Craftsova’s “ZUHAUSE”
  • Deniz Beser’s “In Zines We Trust – Zine Workshop”
  • Javier Lozano’s “IT’S EASY IF YOU TRY – A collective experience of comic making”
  • Editions by Kunsthalle Below’s “Writing Workshop”


  • Batuhan Akkaya Aysel Aycan Aktaş: Circular Steps for Circular Culture YE-2C project
  • Hüseyin Serbes on “Post-Photocopy: Rethinking the Fanzine in the Age of Digital Production”
  •  Letícia Vendrame on “Performance Art in Brazil”
  • Piera Isabella Bernamonti – Book Presentation
  • Efe Levent – “Book Presentation // Turtle Trainer”
    Readings and Performances:
  •  Laura Nußbaumer’s “Blackout Poetry Reading”
  • Wobby and Bernd Remsing – Poetry and Reading
  • Narzsissy / Paul*A Helfritzsch as Drag Queen
Queer Quarter

This year, Fanzineist Vienna introduced the Queer Quarter, a dedicated space for LGBTQIA+ attendees to explore queer art books and zines. Organized in collaboration with, the Queer Quarter offered a welcoming environment for discovering diverse and inclusive works.

Participation and Platforms

Fanzineist Vienna Art Book & Zine Fair was open to the public, both physically and online. The event was accessible across various platforms, including, YouTube, and Instagram, providing an opportunity for a wide audience to engage with the world of independent publishing, art, and culture.

Stay tuned for the events and get in touch with us if you want to get affiliated in the YE-2C project.

For more information contact:
Batuhan Akkaya,
[email protected]