By Ellen Craig Collective memory can take on a few different meanings. Author Holly Thorpe defines it as “representation of the past, both the past shared by a group and a past that is collectively commemorated, that enacts and gives substance to the group’s identity, its present conditions and its… Read more
In 2015, Yasmin and Sumaya created a zine called Somali Semantics—as they call it: “a visual and textual representation of our lives as brilliant, not-here-for-it, somali-canadian girls.” They published their first issue after a summer in Montreal, where they both studied at McGill, “poring over the question of how to write… Read more
MARG is a feminist collective that collaboratively researches with grassroots media activists to co-produce research and media toward transformative social change. Our work is guided by five pillars: anti-capitalism, anti-racism, anti-colonialism, feminism, and queer & trans liberation.
We are research collective based in Ontario studying radical, activist media around the world. We have a multi-year research grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), through Lakehead University. We are using this opportunity to explore and document the processes of organization in radical media and to build networks and capacity within communities and internationally.
Through this website we will share our research and also provide a platform for media activists to receive training and share their projects with other activists. In particular, we will be creating a digital map of various activist projects around the world and digital workshops for on-line skill sharing.