How to Publish an Alternative Travel Magazine, hosted by Sim Jui Liang

This class is part of The School of Uncommon Knowledge

What makes an alternative travel magazine? The answer might be found in mainstream travel magazines, for an alternative media project often starts out as a response to the perceived limitations and biases of the former.

Mainstream travel magazines, especially the consumer types, are in the business of curating lifestyles and dreams for the avid traveller-reader. Stories highlighting the sobering side effects of tourism might be too serious and unsettling for some readers and, not to mention, unmarketable to advertisers.

From research to writing, and from design to distribution, this workshop covers the various aspects of alternative travel publishing – a field that is under-exposed and possibly, under-appreciated.

About Sim Jui Liang

Sim Jui Liang is a travel writer who takes copious notes in museums, landmarks, historical neighbourhoods and tourist traps, on top of the countless snapshots for archival purposes. Quite often, the line dividing sightseeing and fieldwork is rather blurred. His writings frequently revolve around the themes of cities, culture and conservation. In 2015, he published a travel zine, Sociology of Tourism, as part of Grey Project’s Print Lab exhibition.


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Sunday, 27 November 2016

12pm - 2pm

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