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ESSAY

Current Geographies of Haitian Migration

Raphael Daibert, São Paulo

An almost uncountable number of Haitian migrants are in transit throughout Latin America at this very moment. From the warm Caribbean waters to the steepest mountains of the Andes, from the tropical forests to the arid Mexican deserts, Haitian migrants are everywhere. Overcoming the limit of what human beings can...

ROUNDTABLE

How can we newly understand the dynamic nature of the vernacular?

Daniel Millette, Ottawa David T. Fortin, Sudbury Department of Unusual Certainties, Toronto Heather Braiden, Montréal Hello Everything, Nairobi Jason Surkan, Vancouver Jen Davis, Toronto Lucie Kroening, Paris Mary Rothlisberger, Across America Miriam Ho, Toronto Nelson Mota, Delft Omar Gandhi, Halifax Pantopicon, Toronto Paula Meijerink, Colombus Ruth Jones, Toronto & Los Angeles Shuyin Wu, Waterloo Tings Chak, Hong Kong Victor Seguela, Paris

STORY

Looking for Lesbians

Niki Singleton, New York City

This graphic novella was commissioned by ArtsEverywhere and Lanchonete.org to document the Queer City Project during the International Queer Film Festival in November 2016 in São Paulo, Brazil. While taking part in the Queer City events and finding a lack of Lesbians involved, a humorous idea emerged of the complexity...

FEATURED

Radical Pedagogy is NOT

Alessandra Pomarico, New York City & Lecce, Italy
N.O. aka Aliosha Pantalone, St. Petersburg

Part one: To no list Foreword by Alessandra Pomarico (inspired by many). It was a real struggle to define, in a 10 minute text, “the partisan No” that originates and informs the experience of Free Home University—an ongoing, experimental, open-ended pedagogical process—while being immersed in one of our sessions: 25...

ESSAYS

Current Geographies of Haitian Migration

Raphael Daibert, São Paulo

An almost uncountable number of Haitian migrants are in transit throughout Latin America at this very moment. From the warm Caribbean waters to the steepest mountains of the Andes, from the tropical forests to the arid Mexican deserts, Haitian migrants are everywhere. Overcoming the limit of what human beings can...

Notes on Language: At the Foot of W̱MIEŦEN

Tim Lilburn, Victoria, British Columbia
Philip Kevin Paul, W̱SÁNEĆ Nation, Vancouver Island

ArtsEverywhere asked poets Tim Lilburn and Philip Kevin Paul to write about their experiences as a student (Lilburn) and teacher (Paul) of SENĆOŦEN, the language of the W̱SÁNEĆ—the original tongue of the Saanich Peninsula. Tim Lilburn Behind the shed where I read and think, a ferned cliff, its Garry oak, and Native plum...

Radical Pedagogy is NOT

Alessandra Pomarico, New York City & Lecce, Italy
N.O. aka Aliosha Pantalone, St. Petersburg

Part one: To no list Foreword by Alessandra Pomarico (inspired by many). It was a real struggle to define, in a 10 minute text, “the partisan No” that originates and informs the experience of Free Home University—an ongoing, experimental, open-ended pedagogical process—while being immersed in one of our sessions: 25...

Queer Vegan Manifesto

Rasmus Simonsen, Copenhagen

This article originally appeared in Journal for Critical Animal Studies, 10.3 (2012): 51-81. It is reprinted by permission of the author and the Journal for Critical Animal Studies. A Queer Vegan Manifesto  [Sexual object choice] is more like vegetarianism than homosexuality. —David Halperin In his article “History of Male Homosexuality,”...

ROUNDTABLES

How can we newly understand the dynamic nature of the vernacular?

Daniel Millette, Ottawa David T. Fortin, Sudbury Department of Unusual Certainties, Toronto Heather Braiden, Montréal Hello Everything, Nairobi Jason Surkan, Vancouver Jen Davis, Toronto Lucie Kroening, Paris Mary Rothlisberger, Across America Miriam Ho, Toronto Nelson Mota, Delft Omar Gandhi, Halifax Pantopicon, Toronto Paula Meijerink, Colombus Ruth Jones, Toronto & Los Angeles Shuyin Wu, Waterloo Tings Chak, Hong Kong Victor Seguela, Paris

What can a process grounded in art-making and aesthetic priorities accomplish that community organizing cannot?

Aaron Landsman, New York City Jamel Ayala, New York City Deland Chan, Stanford, CA Angela Choi, New York City Jay Koo, New York City Emani Love, Detroit Tiffany Zorrilla, New York City Kristian Davis Bailey, Detroit Ezio Rosa, São Paulo Ashley Holden, New York City Gabriella Marrero, New York City

How does the line that defines an area have the power to create and an equally great capacity to divide and destroy?

James Bridle, Athens draftworks*, Nicosia & Athens Dongsei Kim, Melbourne Emma Xin Ma, Toronto Gili Merin, Tel Aviv Ania Molenda, Rotterdam Lada Nakonechna, Kiev Evan Pavka, Montreal Amrit Phull, Toronto Rosa Rogina, London Kathryn Schwartzkopf, Seattle Miriam Ho, Toronto Ruth Jones, Toronto & Los Angeles Michael Taylor, Zurich

What Would an Actual Sharing Economy Look Like?

Fernando García-Dory, Madrid & Majorca Eeva Moore, Berlin Majken Overgaard, Copenhagen Mary Rowe, New York City Rasmus Sangild, Copenhagen Mikkel Stjernberg, Elsinore, Denmark Anne Waak, Berlin Sixten Kai Nielsen Martin Rosengaard, Copenhagen Caroline Woolard, Brooklyn Christian Ingemann, Copenhagen

REVIEWS

Fictioning Names

Ashon Crawley, Los Angeles

Berry Berry. Sometimes fictions function to produce memory. And the genius and beauty of Barry Jenkins’s 2016 film Moonlight is not in its being presumably a universal story to which we all can relate. It is in this: that attention to the depth of emotion in the film can prompt in viewers our own search for such histories, such emotions, such...

We Have a Past and a Future

Theodore Kerr, New York City

A review of  Dazzle Camouflage: Spectacular Theatrical Strategies for Resistance and Resilience by Ezra Berkeley Nepon. 2014. ISBN-13: 9780692595350. E. Nepon. 154 pages. Buy the book.  Dazzle Camouflage: Spectacular Theatrical Strategies for Resistance and Resilience is the type of book you want to buy multiple copies of and give to your friends so you all can talk about it. It’s funny, accessible,...

In the Shadow of an Epidemic

Mike Young, Toronto

A review of Sarah Schulman’s The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Generation I came out to my friends as an impulsive, drain-chain-wearing sixteen-year-old. I knew little about the Gay Liberation movement or the queer community. Instead, I met a cute punk on a Toronto streetcar and felt a familiar stab of desire in my gut. When he casually...

Experience vs. Magic: Improvisation and Civic Action

Ruslana Lichtzier, Chicago

A review of  The Fierce Urgency of Now: Improvisation, Rights, and the Ethics of Co-creation (Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice) by Daniel Fischlin, Ajay Heble, and George Lipsitz. 2014. ISBN: 0822354780. Duke University Press Books. 328 pages. Buy the book.  The Fierce Urgency of Now has a unique structure: a long prelude followed by an introduction, six chapters, and a coda....

STORIES

Looking for Lesbians

Niki Singleton, New York City

This graphic novella was commissioned by ArtsEverywhere and Lanchonete.org to document the Queer City Project during the International Queer Film Festival in November 2016 in São Paulo, Brazil. While taking part in the Queer City events and finding a lack of Lesbians involved, a humorous idea emerged of the complexity of trying to find them. Questions came up about what...

Muu-So: The Story of Creation

Coumba Toure, Dakar
Rokhaya Gueye, Dakar

Coumba Touré’s creation story, Muu-So, is one of great freedom—freedom to be creative, freedom to experiment, and freedom to think. But it is also a story of love and responsibility. It’s a children’s story, but with its poetic writing it appeals to all. Ndeye Rokhaya Gueye’s illustrations make it come alive in vivid and compelling ways. *Click on arrows or drag/swipe images...

Honduras: The Habit of Silence—A Graphic Novel

German Andino, Bilbao, Spain

Script & Ink: German Andino Introduction Script: Alberto Arce Translation: Andrew Hart *Click on arrows or drag/swipe images to navigate. About German Andino German Andino was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, in 1984. He is a man of the streets. But his story, in the streets, is not one of tragedy or personal growth. It is in the streets...

Episode 5: Battle

Lu Cafausu, Italy

Battle The armor is so heavy that to tie his shoes the knight has to press his head against the wall, to keep from toppling over. There’s no time. The horse is thinking about making a break for it as dense smoke rises all around. Before the horse can stir its limbs and gallop away, the knight grabs the reins,...

AUDIO/VIDEO

Tomson Highway and the many languages

Tomson Highway, Gatineau

Tomson Highway (Cree/Dene) enjoys an international career as playwright, novelist, and pianist/songwriter, widely known for his plays The Rez Sisters, Dry Lips Oughta Move To Kapuskasing, Rose, Ernestine Sushwap Gets Her Trout, and the best-selling novel Kiss of the Fur Queen. In this performance lecture at the Free Home University in Lecce, Italy, Tomson demonstrates how language shapes us and our...

We Liked the Way He Moved: A Presentation at the International AIDS Conference

PatoHebert, New York City & Los Angeles
Ajamu, London

Durban, South Africa, July 16, 2016 This year, London-based artist, archivist, and curator Ajamu and New York and Los Angeles-based artist, educator, and organizer Pato Hebert collaborated on a series of activities at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. On 16 July, 2016 they gave an illustrated plenary at the MSMGF’s “Action + Access” Pre-Conference for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with...

2015 Guelph Lecture: Lee Maracle on art & life; Jaron Lanier on technology

Lee Maracle, Toronto
Jaron Lanier, San Francisco

The Guelph Lecture—On Being Canadian continues to broaden the scope and number of voices that promote and foster public dialogue on, and greater understanding of, ideas and issues of concern to Canadians. Each year the Guelph Lecture brings together a cast of some the most innovative, imaginative, and inspiring thinkers and performers who engage audience members with an array of...

Imagining Futures: A Conversation on Indigenous Knowledge

Shawn Van Sluys, Guelph, Ontario
Wanda Nanibush, Christian Island, Ontario
Adrian Stimson, Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation, Alberta
Tim Lilburn, Victoria, British Columbia
Philip Kevin Paul, W̱SÁNEĆ Nation, Vancouver Island

Spur Guelph, a festival of art, politics, and ideas was convened in November 2015. As part of the festival, the Imagining Futures conversation focused on the possibility of futures that draw from Indigenous and artistic ways of knowing and shaping the world. How can the imagining of indigenous futures offer new or revised institutional, relational, and spatial forms and metaphors that centralize...

POLICY

Deep Listening at the End of the World

Jeannette Hicks, Guelph

Deep Listening at the End of the World[1] I’m sitting beside the ocean at the end of the world singing with a wave. A rhythmic low whoosh, and a building sigh–             hhhhhwAAAAAAaaaannsss                                     ssshhaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAnnng……. Around me, perched...

A Re-imagination of Policy and Health

Nicolle Bennett, New York

View or download the full report as a PDF: A Re-imagination of Policy and Health The active citizen voice is increasingly recognized as essential to holistic policy formation and health creation, as health policies begin to incorporate a broader set of health determinants and providers embrace more engaged, co-creative approaches to health/care. As definitions of policy and health expand, artistic practice and...

Embed in Egypt

Jakob Sergei Weitz, New York City

Emine Gozde Sevim is a Turkish photographer who lived in Egypt from 2011 to 2013, during the revolution to overthrow former President Hosni Mubarak and the tumultuous years that followed. Her photos capture the personal stories and memories that make up the complex lives of the people that lived through this historic time, beyond the cold narrative you can read...

A Mirror Covered in Dust

Jakob Sergei Weitz, New York City

The movie China’s 3Dreams, screened in New York as part of the Brooklyn Film Festival, is a documentary filmed on location over 10 years by Australian filmmaker Nick Torrens. According to Torrens, in the 1970s the “Chinese Dream” was “a watch, a radio, and a bicycle.” Today, the new generation’s dream can be summed up in a short sentence a young...

QUEER CITY

Queer Vegan Manifesto

Rasmus Simonsen, Copenhagen

This article originally appeared in Journal for Critical Animal Studies, 10.3 (2012): 51-81. It is reprinted by permission of the author and the Journal for Critical Animal Studies. A Queer Vegan Manifesto  [Sexual object choice] is more like vegetarianism than homosexuality. —David Halperin In his article “History of Male Homosexuality,”...

Looking for Lesbians

Niki Singleton, New York City

This graphic novella was commissioned by ArtsEverywhere and Lanchonete.org to document the Queer City Project during the International Queer Film Festival in November 2016 in São Paulo, Brazil. While taking part in the Queer City events and finding a lack of Lesbians involved, a humorous idea emerged of the complexity...

The Enjoyment of the Pariah: Technologies to exist at the margins [of the State]

Sabrina Duran, São Paulo

In a capitalist world, a homeless person is a paradigm of the pariah, an individual seen as an outcast of the system. In a capitalist world, the pariah is a dissonant existence. In all senses and for good. At the margins of everyone and everything. His indigence degrades the idea...

Janta—Comida Queer, Política Queer: Notes on a Methodology

Thiago Carrapatoso, São Paulo

Paulo Goya and I met in 2014 during some events that I organized at City Hall to discuss urban public policies that affect the center of the city and its surrounding neighborhoods. At that time, Paulo was very concerned with the rapid gentrification São Paulo faces. He inherited a mansion...

FREE HOME UNIVERSITY

Radical Pedagogy is NOT

Alessandra Pomarico, New York City & Lecce, Italy
N.O. aka Aliosha Pantalone, St. Petersburg

Part one: To no list Foreword by Alessandra Pomarico (inspired by many). It was a real struggle to define, in a 10 minute text, “the partisan No” that originates and informs the experience of Free Home University—an ongoing, experimental, open-ended pedagogical process—while being immersed in one of our sessions: 25...

Really Useful Knowledge

What, How & for Whom, Zagreb

The following text originally appeared in the catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition Really Useful Knowledge, curated by What, How & for Whom/WHW and organized and produced by the Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Contemporanea Reina Sofía. The catalogue offers a further occasion to the contributing artists to...

Insurgent Learning and Convivial Research: Universidad de la Tierra, Califas

Manuel Callahan, San Jose

Insurgent Learning and Convivial Research: Universidad de la Tierra, Califas[1] Knowledge production has increasingly become central to emancipatory projects. More and more people in struggle recognize the importance of learning and research as an essential part of movement and also an essential part of those moments of the future in...

In The Cracks of Learning (Situating Us)

Alessandra Pomarico, New York City & Lecce, Italy

As a preamble, I’d like to clarify that every­thing I attempt to contribute in the following text on the subject of pedagogy is a recollection of ideas that have been collectively produced and experienced through convivial gatherings, dialogues, inquiries, critical reflec­tions, readings, and actions with many friends with whom I experimented...

ARTIST RIGHTS

National and International Cultural and Human Rights Organizations Denounce Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

National Coalition Against Censorship, United States

Today, more than thirty cultural institutions and human rights organizations around the world, including international arts, curators’ and critics’ associations, organizations protecting free speech rights, as well as U.S. based performance, arts and creative freedom organizations and alliances, issued a joint statement opposing United States President Donald J. Trump’s immigration...

Qalandiya International — A Palestinian Biennial

Gian Spina, Ramallah

the dove’s collar a star abandoned on the roof and a winding alley leading to the port This sea is mine This sea air is mine —Mahmoud Darwish1   In Palestine, the impossibility of artistic freedom and the denial of freedom to move within one’s own country conspire as an...

The Communicative Ecology of Artist Rights

Sidd Joag, New York City

Even as the relationship between the fields of arts, culture and human rights becomes more defined, the global community of organizations, networks and civil society initiatives working at that intersection, advocating for artists and defending free expression remains a relatively small, tight-knit group. However, despite existing connectivity, there is a...

Relocating: Emad Tayefeh

Sidd Joag, New York City

It cost Emad Tayefeh $10,000 to bribe Iranian border guards for safe passage to Turkey, $2,500 of which was financed by the advocacy organization Freedom House. While living as a refugee in Istanbul he paid $4,700 for rent, $3,000 for food, and $600 for local transportation over the course of...