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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...

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...

The Curse of Geography

German Andino, Bilbao, Spain 
Alberto Arce, Mexico City, Mexico 
Sidd Joag, New York City, United States 

http://curseofgeography.artseverywhere.ca/ The Curse of Geography is an on-going series of investigative projects 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...

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

Beyond the Spectacle: Contradiction, Uncertainty, and Imagination

Sidd Joag, New York City, United States 

(Banner image: Chto Delat, Monument to the Century of Revolutions, 2017, installation at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche. Photo credit: Dmitry Vilensky.) Over the past couple weeks (months… years…) I have found it impossible to escape a constant barrage of images. Children in...

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...

Essays

Feeling the Vibration of the Periphery: A Conversation

Alyssa Alpine, New York City, United States 
Maria Bauman, New York City, United States 
Cláudio Bueno, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil 
Jaime Shearn Coan, New York City, United States 
Patrick "Pato" Hebert, New York City & Los Angeles, United States 
JoĂŁo Simões, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil 
Kendra Sullivan, New York City, United States 

September 8, 2017, New York City Editor’s Note: This conversation was sparked by Cláudio and João’s visit to New York in the late summer of 2017, which Kendra was alerted to by Todd Lanier Lester. I was asked to facilitate...

Amizade como ativismo / Friendship as Activism

Ajamu, London, United Kingdom 
Cláudio Bueno, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil 
FĂ©lix Pimenta, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil 
Flip Couto, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil 
JoĂŁo Simões, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil 

This piece opens with excerpts from Ajamu’s journal, talking about his process as an ArtsEverywhere artist in residence working with Black queer communities in New York, SĂŁo Paulo and Toronto. It then continues with Ajamu in conversation with Cláudio Bueno, Flip Couto, FĂ©lix...

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...

Roundtables

Reflections from Primary Colours / Couleurs primaires

Primary Colours / Couleurs primaires, Canada 
Cathi Charles Wherry, WSANEC Nation, Canada 
Peter Morin, Brandon, Canada 
Guy Sioui Durand, Wendake, Canada 
Navarana Igloliorte, Vancouver, Canada 
Anna Binta Diallo, Montreal, Canada 
Rodney Saint-Éloi, Montreal, Canada 

Of Homelands and Revolution

Shawn Van Sluys, Guelph, Canada 
Aylan Couchie, Nipissing First Nation & Toronto, Canada 
Kimberly Mair, Lethbridge, Canada 
Kenneth Hayes, Sudbury, Canada 
Erin Silver, Vancouver, Canada 

What We Are Learning: Responses to Pedagogy, Otherwise

Alessandra Pomarico, New York City, United States / Lecce, Italy 
Jesal Kapadia, New York City, United States / Bombay, India 
Chris Jones, London, United Kingdom 
Sarah Amsler, Nottingham, United Kingdom 
Gerardo LĂłpez-Amaro, San Francisco, United States 
Manish Jain, Udaipur, India 
Kelly Teamey, Battleboro, United States 
Udi Mandel, Battleboro, United States 

Art, Freedom, and the Politics of Social Justice

Noelle Garcia, Chicago, United States 
Sam Durant, Los Angeles, United States 
Hou Hanru, Rome, Italy, Paris, France and San Francisco, United States 
Alan Michelson, New York, United States 
National Coalition Against Censorship, New York, United States 
Vanessa Place, Los Angeles and New York, United States