ROOT-ed (Revolution of our time) is a self-published zine, and social platform, that aims to promote, support and inspire creative people of colour within the North West of England. The zine was founded by artists Amber Akaunu and Fauziya Johnson during their final year at university in which they both studied Fine Art. The two saw a lack of representation in university, media, galleries and museums and felt the need to create this platform to represent the underrepresented by allowing creatives to showcase their talents and skills and voice their thoughts and ideas. ROOT-ed Zine is published quarterly (January, April, July and October), however, expect current and important content throughout our social media platforms including YouTube, Twitter and here on our website.
The zine was initially funded by members of the public who attended our fundraiser at Unity Theatre in February 2018 and by those who donated to our GoFundMe page. Since then, the sales from each issue has successfully been able to fund the next issue (with the help of the random funding opportunities too).
ROOT-ed Zine has gone on to host several very successful community events. The most recent being a Tate Exchange takeover in which Amber and Fauziya curated a programme and exhibition on the topics of movement, hair and Black history.
You can buy ROOT-ed Zine from the following places: