Studying the local community through the medium of art helps to create meeting places and promote discussions about local societal issues. This project aims to activate communities in Arkhangelsk oblast through working collaboratively with DIY podcast series (sound recordings) combined with mobile fanzines involving texts and (moving) images. The podcasts and fanzines will be based on stories about everyday life, experiences, ideas, and ethnographic data. Workshops working with texts from the local community will be hosted across the region by the partners of the Center for Social Innovations in Culture (CSI).