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 and/or Functions.

Creative Nonfiction

The Curse of Geography

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

Brutal Kindness

Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti, Vancouver 

We welcome you to our country Our borders open only to a few We ask for nothing in return, except That you recognize the deepest wisdom That when in Rome you should pay tribute to the Romans Therefore, you must...

We ALL Hurt

Crystal Smith, Salish territory 

In the Autumn of 2016, Musagetes collaborated with Alessandra Pomarico and a number of community partners in Vancouver to host Italian actor, director, and teacher Ippolito Chiarello at Simon Fraser University’s theatre school. Ippolito’s experience with what he calls “homeless...

Looking for Lesbians

Niki Singleton, New York City 

A collection of essays, artistic contributions, and two inserted zines, Queer City, a reader was developed as part of an 18-month inquiry in São Paulo. Initiated by and ArtsEverywhere/Musagetes, the Queer City program was a broad collective inquiry into...


Ingushetia and the Second World Woman

Jonathan Brooks Platt, Pittsburgh 
Victoria Lomasko, Moscow 

Part 1, Prelude Introduction by Jonathan Brooks Platt Victoria Lomasko is one of the leading artists in Russia today. I recently invited her to mount an exhibition in Pittsburgh as part of her book tour for Other Russias (n+1 and...

Tarcísio’s Bar

Adler Murada, São Paulo / Bruxelles 

How was I to experiment, artistically, with such a unique location? The residency did not have any fixed format or studio space, discarding then traditional demands of art production. So how would I produce an artistic process based entirely on...

Defending the Radical Vision of documenta 14

documenta 14 Artists, Athens & Kassel 

Letter from documenta 14 artists: Defending the Radical Vision of documenta 14 December 01, 2017 We the undersigned artists, writers, musicians, and researchers who participated in various chapters of documenta 14—the exhibition in two cities under the (working) title Learning from Athens,...

Maria and the Right to the Center

Paula Van Erven, São Paulo 

Maria do Carmo came to São Paulo when she was eleven years old. Originally from the state of Piauí, she came to help take care of her sister’s children, and ended up staying for good. For over 30 years, Maria...


From the Editors: What is the first sound from the future?

Shawn Van Sluys, Guelph, Ontario 

When Musagetes conceptualized ArtsEverywhere in early 2015, we determined that many voices must be present side-by-side across all of the issues and themes that intersect throughout the online platform. (Read here about the themes of ArtsEverywhere.) We wanted ArtsEverywhere not...


Urban Deflection

Curtis Walker, Guelph, Ontario 

In his 1988 essay entitled “The City as Wave-Trough in the Image Flood”, Vilém Flusser offers a novel way to conceive of an urban centre: as a weighted place that imposes on a gravitational field and draws people towards it....

Speaking and Listening, Improvised and Autonomous

Shawn Van Sluys, Guelph, Ontario 

ArtsEverywhere, and its host organization, Musagetes, are deeply invested in practices of improvisation, musically and otherwise. One of our partners, the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation, based at the University of Guelph, has developed an extensive body of...

Identity, Collectivity, Listening

Nicolle Bennett, New York 

It is impossible to list the multitude of experiences and assumptions that each of us brings to every action and interaction. In our current state of affairs, it is ever more crucial to find ways of understanding our multi-faceted selves,...

Displacement, Transit, Tradition

Raphael Daibert, São Paulo 

Be it through mass displacements; transnational migration of ideas or bodies; or a transition of gender, thought, or lives, these three articles demonstrate how the connectedness of the world—beyond its economic interdependence—can bring us to different ways of experiencing the...


Bite My Pussy, Fascist!

Niki Singleton, New York City 

In solidarity with all self-identified women and the men that love us who are standing up today at the Women’s Marches around the world against hate, intolerance, and destruction in all forms! In 2017 we were a force to be...

Letters to Moth III

Ashon Crawley, Charlottesville, VA 

“The Lonely Letters” is an autobiofiction in which I attempt to think the relationship of quantum theory, mysticism, relationality, and blackness together by considering the sound and noise of Blackpentecostal spaces. Building on the work in Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics...

The Radical Education Workbook, Part 5: Reading List

Ultra-red, International 
Radical Education Forum, UK 

Arts Everywhere is pleased to republish the Radical Education Workbook (The other parts in this publication are available at the links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4). This final section includes a list for further reading and research on radical...

The Radical Education Workbook, Part 4: Using the Pedagogies of the Oppressed

Ultra-red, International 
Radical Education Forum, UK 

Arts Everywhere is pleased to republish the Radical Education Workbook (Other sections published thus far: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). The PDF with the entire Radical Education Workbook as it originally appeared, is available here. Using the Pedagogies of the Oppressed Popular...


Fictioning Names

Ashon Crawley, Charlottesville, VA 

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...

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...

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...

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...


Artist Safety / Safe Haven Hosting

Diana Ramarohetra, Cape Town 
Fatemeh Ekhtesari, Lillehammer 
Laurence Cuny, Dieulefit & Valencia 
Nforchu Mabelle Ngum, Yaounde 
Sebastien Sanz Santamaria, New York City 
Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury, Norway 
David Maggs, Woody Point, Newfoundland 
Małgorzata Różańska, Krakow 
Julie Trébault, New York City 
Khaled Barakeh, Berlin 
Abazar Hamid, Harstad 
Basma El Husseiny, Beirut 
Manojna Yeluri, Hyderabad 
Ashley Tucker, New York City 
Ivor Stodolsky & Marita Muukkonen, Helsinki & Berlin 

This roundtable is the second in a series of roundtables convened by Residency Unlimited. To read the responses to the first question, click here.

Artist (Residency) and the City

Livia Alexander, New York City 
Nat Muller, Amsterdam 
Harutyun Alpetyan, Yerevan 
Francesca Fiore, New York/Bethel 
Jakub Szczęsny, Warsaw 
Lyno Vuth, Phnom Penh 
Azu Nwagbogu, Lagos 
Vibha Galhotra, Delhi 
Kira Simon-Kennedy, New York City 
Anat Litwin, New York/Berlin/Jerusalem/Saitama 

This roundtable was inspired by a day-long symposium organized by Residency Unlimited entitled Embedded, Embedding: Artist Residencies, Urban Placemaking and Social Practice. To watch Jane Philbrick’s presentation at the event, please visit Residency Unlimited’s website.

What is Wellbeing?

Kholoud Bidak, Cairo 
Coumba Touré, Dakar 
Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Philadelphia 
Akwaeke Emezi, Brooklyn 
Kagure Mugo, Johannesburg 
Lucia Victor Jayaseelan, London 
Kutlwano Pearl Magashula, Johannesburg 
Pia Love, London 
Rokhaya Gueye, Dakar 
Sheena Gimase Magenya, Nairobi 
Thato Poelo Semele, Johannesburg 

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 


Cidade Queer // Queer City

Danila Bustamante, São Paulo 

Bodies that listen, dance, resist, manifest and become visible in our contemporary city. Bodies that dance the sounds of funk music, rap, samba, voguing, waacking, among other sonic styles of contestation, resistance and struggle. Through talks, dinners, experiences and exchanges,...

Stand By Your Dickhead

Niki Singleton, New York City 

Set in the 50’s, the framed print I found in a trash pile outside my apartment depicted a surfer in swim shorts holding a ridiculously gigantic surfboard, with two women in bikinis standing beside him like obedient Eves. I showed...

The Curse of Geography

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

Human Relationships as Land Ethic

Jeannette Armstrong, Okanagan 

On January 20th Jeannette Armstrong delivered the 2017 Guelph Lecture on Being Canadian, presented here in its entirety. This annual lecture is part of the ArtsEverywhere Festival, a festival of ideas that combines music, art, and conversation to illuminate pressing...