At the core of ArtsEverywhere are a number of inquiries into the connections and embodiments of alternative ways of seeing, being, knowing, and relating that enable us to create and experience the world differently.

It is crucial not only to have an intellectual inquiry, but also to embody it so we can enact the changes we wish to see. The physical projects and gatherings in cities around the world are manifestations of this.

Learning, Education & Pedagogy

In a moment of social and environmental urgency, Artseverywhere critically reflects on systems of knowledge (re)production, to radically re-imagine our ways of learning.

Learning Hope and Assembling sKin

Sarah Amsler, Nottingham, United Kingdom 

This is a response to eight works in Pedagogy, Otherwise, which I feel connected to through friendships and encounters in two transnational collectives of radical learners and educators – the Ecoversities Network[1] and Gesturing towards Decolonial Futures.[2] The pieces are:...

The Radical Education Workbook, Part 5: Reading List

Ultra-red, International 
Radical Education Forum, United Kingdom 

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, United Kingdom 

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...

The Radical Education Workbook, Part 3: Self Organisation

Ultra-red, International 
Radical Education Forum, United Kingdom 

Arts Everywhere is republishing the Radical Education Workbook (Other sections published thus far: Part 1, Part 2). The PDF with the entire Radical Education Workbook as it originally appeared, is available here. Self Organisation Free University of Liverpool History At the Free University...

Economic Dignity

Staking a Claim in the City Center

Livia Alexander, New York City, United States 

With photos by José Pelegrini Towards the end of a long day of a walking tour of São Paulo with an international group of prominent architects visiting the city with the Van Alen Institute[1] to explore issues of density with...

Tarcísio’s Bar

Adler Murada, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil / Bruxelles, Belgium 

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...

Sleeps a Man

Joshua Furst, New York City, United States 

Outside the Edifício Copan sleeps a man. On the steps of a church across from Praça Princesa Isabel, sleeps a man. In a folding chair in the dusty median along the Via Prof. Simão Faiguenboim, sleeps a man. In Praça...

Maria and the Right to the Center

Paula Van Erven, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil 

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...

Decolonization & New Colonialisms

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...

Ingushetia and the Second World Woman

Jonathan Brooks Platt, Pittsburgh, United States 
Victoria Lomasko, Moscow, Russia 

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...

Against Simple Answers: The Queer-Communist Theory of Evald Ilyenkov and Alexander Suvorov

Georgy Mamedov & Oksana Shatalova, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 

The following essay was written in today’s Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, one of the Central Asian republics of the former USSR. It was translated by Giuliano Vivaldi, and was written by our colleagues Georgy Mamedov and Oksana Shatalova. Cultural...

The Game of Non-Distinction

Nikita Kadan, Kyiv, Ukraine 

As an ideological reaction to the ongoing invasion of Russian troops, separatist attacks in Eastern Ukraine, and the annexation of Crimea in 2014, and as a gesture towards establishing a new ideology to replace the Soviet one, the so-called Decommunization...

Feminisms and Queerness

Cidade Queer // Queer City

Danila Bustamante, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil 

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,...

Dissident Geographies: SĂŁo Paulo, Athens, and Beyond

Jarri Castro, Athens, Greece 
Marta Echaves, Madrid, Spain 

An event called Queer City is, per se, an invitation to inhabit the oxymoron as an epistemological position. Can a queer city exist? What would it look like? Who would be the good queer citizen? Mavi asks a spectator to...

Ballroom: The Trans Sounds of Black Freedom

Michael Roberson, New York City, United States 

In order for us as poor and oppressed people to become a part of a society that is meaningful, the system under which we now exist has to be radically changed. This means that we are going to have to...

ArtsEverywhere launches Online Artist Residency with Mavi Veloso’s #iwannamakerevolution

Mavi Veloso, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil / Amsterdam, Netherlands In May 2017 launched its first Online Residency with Brazilian artist Mavi Veloso. In collaboration with several other bichas and artists, she will reveal, reflect, confuse, and articulate her ongoing project #iwannamakerevolution, which focuses on transitioning voice techniques / voice feminization...

Language & Migration

Janet Rogers: 2017 Eastern Comma Writer-in-Residence

Janet Rogers, Victoria, Canada 

The Eastern Comma Writer-in-Residence program, co-presented by Musagetes and rare Charitable Research Reserve, hosted Janet Rogers as the 2017 writer-in-residence. Every autumn, Eastern Comma hosts accomplished Canadian literary writers within North House, a solar-powered, advanced-design living lab set in the natural environment of rare Charitable Research Reserve, situated at the confluence of the Grand and Speed Rivers in southern Ontario....

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 role of progressive queer culture vis-Ă -vis global corporations and aggressive nation states? What is the function of the queer...

All Walls are Temporary

Maya Singhal, New York City, United States 

The wall on the U.S.-Mexico border existed long before Donald Trump promised to build it. As early as 1848, following the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo signed by the U.S. and Mexico, fences were constructed along the border to designate territory, control livestock, and ensure security. Under President Bill Clinton, walls and barriers were erected alongside border cities in Texas, Arizona,...

Creative Maintenance: an Interview with Michael Hardt

Michael Hardt, Durham, United States 

Michael Hardt in conversation with Jean-François Prost and Marie-Pier Boucher JFP (Jean-François Prost): The Heteropolis project specifically addresses the following paradox: as cities become increasingly heterogeneous, certain districts, or ghettos, continue to remain homogeneous. We can observe a very clear, even extreme, division between various social classes, ethnic groups and cultural communities in many global cities. Cities are composed of...

Artist Rights

Artist Safety / Safe Haven Hosting

Diana Ramarohetra, Cape Town, South Africa 
Fatemeh Ekhtesari, Lillehammer, Norway 
Laurence Cuny, Dieulefit, France / Valencia, Spain 
Nforchu Mabelle Ngum, Yaounde, Cameroon 
Sebastien Sanz Santamaria, New York City, United States 
Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury, Norway 
David Maggs, Woody Point, Canada 
MaĹ‚gorzata RóżaĹ„ska, Krakow, Poland 
Julie TrĂ©bault, New York City, United States 
Khaled Barakeh, Berlin, Germany 
Abazar Hamid, Harstad, Norway 
Basma El Husseiny, Beirut, Lebanon 
Manojna Yeluri, Hyderabad, India 
Ashley Tucker, New York City, United States 
Ivor Stodolsky & Marita Muukkonen, Helsinki, Finland / Berlin, Germany 

This roundtable is the second in a series of roundtables convened by Residency Unlimited. The concept and leading question was originally posed by Todd Lanier Lester, and convened by Lalita Salander. To read the responses to the first question in...

The Beatles of Sudan: 200 songs banished from Khartoum to Norway

Ray Mwareya, Harare, Zimbabwe 

Abazar Hamid’s soft-molded voice offers little about a man whose 200 songs has earned him brutal expulsion from the oil-rich African state of Sudan when his lyrics angered Mr. Omar Al Bashir, the world’s first sitting president to be indicted...

Artistic Freedom of Expression in Turkey: State of Emergency

ArtsEverywhere Report,  

This report has been translated as part of the Sivil Düşün EU Programme, with the support of the European Union. The contents of this report can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union. This report...

Past Borders & Boundaries: Iranian Artist Hadi Nasiri Joins New York City Artist Community

Ashley Tucker, New York City, United States 

Banner image of Hadi Nasiri by Kourosh Sotoodeh. When he was 15, Hadi Nasiri was arrested in Iran for the first time. He had given a speech to his fellow students in the school library, addressing what the Quran says...