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ArtsEverywhere publishes in many forms: essays, roundtables, editorials, reviews, prose & poetry, transmedia, and dispatches. Much of this content is also included in one or more of the Inquiries.

Creative Nonfiction

Twins of Diyakunda

Coumba TourĂ©, Dakar, Senegal 
Inse Armah, Popenguine, Senegal 

Once upon a time, there were two twin boys. One was named Manu and the other Guju. Together, they decided to go to Diyakunda, the Happiness Land. They had heard it said that Diyakunda was the most beautiful place in...

Colten Boushie

Taqralik Partridge, Kuujjuaq, Nunavik / Kautokeino, Norway 

Editor’s Note: Colten Boushie was a 22-year-old Indigenous man from Red Pheasant Cree Nation, Treaty Six Territory, in the place we now call Canada. On August 9, 2016, Colten was shot in the back of the head and killed by...

Dispatches From the Ghost Ship

Jacob Cohen, New York City, United States 

Concept: Elijah Kuan-Wong & Sidd Joag Drawings: Jacob Cohen Jacob Cohen is a Brooklyn-based experimental cellist, visual artist, and educator. Since 2014, he has been working with adolescents and young adults incarcerated on Rikers Island. He brings his cello directly to...

Dictionary of the Queer International: Call for Participation

Yevgeniy Fiks, New York, USA 

We live in a peculiar era when both universalism and intersectional solidarity are retreating while regional powers become stronger in a globalized world, with the resulting race to the top giving rise to populist nationalism. In this situation, what is...

Dispatches

When Knights Come Calling

Niki Singleton, New York City, United States 

When I read that the 2018 theme for National Women’s History Month was Nevertheless She Persisted, referring to Mitch McConnell’s attempt to silence Elizabeth Warren from speaking in Congress, this piece became, for me, the perfect celebration of women’s courage and...

Generation Superheroes

Danielle Rose, New York City, United States 

These kids are “Marching for Our Lives.” SEE what they have to say. New York City, March 24th, 2018 Photos by Danielle Rose @daniellerosebk

The Very Best Day

Ilya Budraitskis, Moscow, Russia 

On March 3rd, 2018, the main pre-election rally for Vladimir Putin took place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Tens of thousands of public sector workers were brought in from various regions of the country and were expected to listen...

Colten Boushie

Taqralik Partridge, Kuujjuaq, Nunavik / Kautokeino, Norway 

Editor’s Note: Colten Boushie was a 22-year-old Indigenous man from Red Pheasant Cree Nation, Treaty Six Territory, in the place we now call Canada. On August 9, 2016, Colten was shot in the back of the head and killed by...

Entanglements

Thin Bright Threads

Joy Roberts, Guelph, Canada 

I was busy and distracted when the most recent ArtsEverywhere post arrived with its heading “Putin’s Very Best Day.” As I clicked through various posts to get a sense of where the entanglements of Nikolay Oleynikov and Alessandra Pomarico would...

Threat of Stability

Nikolay Oleynikov, Saint Petersburg, Russia 

Last Sunday, one week before the Russian presidential elections, with my punk band I took part in a benefit gig to support five young antifascists who were recently kidnapped, detained, and tortured by the FSB special agency, called the Centre...

I am the space of protest

Alessandra Pomarico, New York City, United States / Lecce, Italy 

I am the space of protest. (dedicated to those who take to the streets) This one is dedicated to protest. To those people who resist being jaded and all forms of nihilism, pessimism, discouragement, or comfort and instead, they take...

Freedom Movements, Programs, and Archival Practices of the Black Queer Diaspora

Patrick "Pato" Hebert, New York City & Los Angeles, United States 

In his essay, Michael Roberson reminds us that the immense resilience and creativity of the House | Ballroom community are deeply historical and politicized. Roberson writes from within “a freedom movement, a radical pedagogy, and a spiritual formation in response...

Essays

From Where Do You Speak?: Locating the Possibility of Decolonization in Krista Belle Stewart’s Seraphine, Seraphine

cheyanne turions, Toronto, Canada 

Two moving-image portraits of a woman—captured nearly fifty years apart—play alongside each other, the few inches between them charged with the weight of intimate and social histories. On the left, an elaborate re-enactment presented as documentary. On the right, a...

The Curse of Geography: Badakhshan

Emma Kazaryan, New York City, United States 

http://curseofgeography.artseverywhere.ca The Curse of Geography is an on-going series of investigative reports focused on the relationship of geographic isolation or proximity on social justice, human rights and public policy in selected locations around the world. Our reports are produced in...

Climate Denier

Niki Singleton, New York City, United States 

*Press on the image to zoom and navigate. I woke up one morning in May, surrounded by the leafless trees of a brown wintery-looking New England countryside that wouldn’t experience spring for another year. Temperatures reached 85 degrees that day, while...

Cruising Quito: Notes on Grindr, Queer Codes, and Post-AIDS

Felipe Rivas San MartĂ­n, Valencia, Spain 

Cruising Quito was a project that I developed in the framework of Queer City Quito, from June 28 to July 8, 2017. The project included a residency at No Lugar, along with an experiential research and reflection on the different...

Roundtables

Where Architecture and Feminisms Intersect

Miriam Ho, Toronto, Canada 
Ruth Jones, Toronto, Canada / Los Angeles, United States 
Stephanie Bailey & Mark Woytiuk, Edmonton & Vancouver, Canada 
Yam Lau, Toronto, Canada 
ÉloĂŻse Choquette, MontrĂ©al, Canada 
DĹľesika Devic, Kitchener, Canada 
Maike Hemmers, Rotterdam, the Netherlands 
April Wong, Toronto, Canada 
Lydia Karagiannaki, Brussels, Belgium 
Tiffany Shaw-Collinge, Edmonton, Canada 
Acre Architects, Saint John, Canada 
Stephanie Lee, Boston, United States 
Amrit Phull, Bangalore, India 

This roundtable is the third in a series of roundtables convened by The Site Magazine. Read their roundtable on borders here, and writing on the vernacular in architecture can be found here.

Artist Residencies: A Question of Time

Isin Ă–nol, Vienna, Austria/New York City, USA 
Tobi Maier, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil 
Alia Swastika, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 
Petros Touloudis, Athens/Tinos, Greece 
Arquitectura Expandida, Bogotá, Colombia 
Pakui Hardware, Berlin, Germany/Vilnius, Lithuania 
Andrew Nicholls, Perth, Australia 
Francisco Guevara, Mexico City, Mexico & Lima, Peru 
Iaroslav Volovod, Moscow, Russia 
Livia Alexander, New York City, United States 
Dr. Travis Kelleher, Perth, Australia 

This roundtable is the third in a series of roundtables convened by Residency Unlimited. The first set of responses on urban planning can be found here, and issue two’s responses on safe haven hosting can be found here.

Radical Pedagogies as Living Experiments and Messy Affairs

Alessandra Pomarico, New York City, United States / Lecce, Italy 
Manish Jain, Udaipur, India 

Education and Democracy Part 2

Jaroslav AndÄ›l, Prague, Czech Republic / New York City, United States 
Nicolas Buchoud, Paris, France 
Lan-Phuong Phan, Paris, France 
Thomas KrĂĽger, Berlin, Germany 
Yaacov Hecht, Hadera, Israel 
Helena Signer, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil