We the News at Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair 2018

We the News is a series of story circles with Black immigrants and first-generation Black Americans that are documented in zines and distributed publicly through a newsstand. The project is by Lizania Cruz, with support from The Laundromat Project in collaboration with BAJI.

We the News was originally commissioned by The Laundromat Project (The LP) in 2017, read more about the project here.

Lizania Cruz is a participatory artist interested in the effects of migration as related to notions of citizenship, identity, and ways of belonging. Cruz utilizes different frameworks to explore these themes. During her various interventions, participants take an active role in shaping their own narratives, which are shared through printed matter, object-making, and photography.