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ArtsEverywhere publishes in many forms: essays, roundtables, editorials, reviews, prose & poetry, transmedia, and dispatches.

Creative Nonfiction

The Cold Mountains: Photographs of the Nuosu in Southern Sichuan

Suzy Xu Shuang, Xichang, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China 

Ancient Legends For the past ten years, I have been photographing the Nuosu (or Yi) ethnic minority, who reside mostly in Lishangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, known as the “Cold Mountains,” in southern Sichuan province in southwestern China. For thousands of...

Marginal Equity:
Poetry Reading on Indigenous Cultural Self-Determination

Kade L. Twist, Los Angeles, United States 

In this video clip, author and artist Kade Twist introduces his book Marginal Equity and reads the first section, “project abstract.” Marginal Equity is a book-length poem that parodies the form of a corporate/governmental prospectus—complete with opportunity statement, deliverables, and...

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

I’ll die where you vacation & otras películas mentales

Karla Claudio-Betancourt, Santurce, Puerto Rico 

What’s a Rich Port worth if it’s not a Free Port? The irony of this colony’s name is made evident yet again by a new crisis. Puerto Rico’s ability to manage the COVID-19 pandemic has been restricted by our dependence...

Tenuous Peace

Sidd Joag, New York City, United States 

Halloween in Derry is no small affair and is considered by some to be the best in the world. What started as a local tradition—free punch for getting dressed up—was commodified into a carnivalesque crowd-pleaser. Inside the city center, cat...

Horizontes Errantes (Wandering Horizons)

Eduardo Carrera, Quito, Ecuador 

Artists: Jonathas de Andrade (Brasil), Pilar Quinteros, (Chile), David Guarnizo, (Colombia), Christian Salablanca (Costa Rica), María José Argenzio, (Ecuador), Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, (Ecuador), Angélica Alomoto (Ecuador), Rometti Costales (Francia & Ecuador), Naufus Ramírez Figueroa (Guatemala), Edgardo Aragón, (México), Gabriel Acevedo...

On ecosystems of struggles and resistance

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

Field Report on the 11th Creative Time Summit in Miami, Florida The 11th Creative Time Summit just wrapped up in Miami. In many parts of the city, community organizers continued to mobilize voter registration for the Midterm elections, such as...

Entanglements

Protecting the forest is a responsibility of all of humanity

Dino Siwek,  
Maria Clara Parente, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

A conversation with Chief Ninawá Huni Kui about the Amazon Forest, Indigenous peoples in Brazil, and sacred beings Written by Dino Siwek and Maria Clara Parente Photos by Benício Pitaguary This article was written with the support of Guerrilla Foundation...

On This Day in History

Sidd Joag, New York City, United States 

On November 3, 1982, a 28-year-old mother gives birth to her second child in a hospital in Ahmedabad. Her 35-year-old husband ambitiously names him Siddhartha. His six-year-old sister swears to protect her baby brother. Up Where We Belong by Jennifer Warnes...

Dispatch from Aztlán

Justin Kiersky, Denver, United States 

I am a passenger in this neighborhood, in this country…on this pale blue dot hurtling through the cosmos. I race my three-year-old daughter up the stairs of the Kiosko Azteca pyramid in Denver’s La Raza Park to show her David...

House of the Deaf Man

Sidd Joag, New York City, United States 

Goya’s series of fourteen Black Paintings occupy a massive white room in the Prado in Madrid. I’ve never stood before them, but as a painter I’ve long studied his work. The paintings are confounding—considered too dark and depraved to be...

Essays

Protecting the forest is a responsibility of all of humanity

Dino Siwek,  
Maria Clara Parente, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

A conversation with Chief Ninawá Huni Kui about the Amazon Forest, Indigenous peoples in Brazil, and sacred beings Written by Dino Siwek and Maria Clara Parente Photos by Benício Pitaguary This article was written with the support of Guerrilla Foundation...

“Cooperation is built from the ground up…” at Leeszaal Rotterdam West

Maurice Specht, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 
Illustrations: Ken Krimstein, Chicago, United States 

This is the nineteenth piece in our Polity of Literature series: In 2012, when the Dutch city of Rotterdam closed eighteen of its twenty-four library branches, one neighbourhood responded by making its own leeszaal (or “reading room”). They organized a...

Plaza Girls — a diary

Chloe Ruthven, London, UK 
Illustrations: Ken Krimstein, Chicago, United States 

Addendum to the fourteenth piece in our Polity of Literature series: In 2018, British writer and film-maker Chloe Ruthven traveled to the Moria Refugee Camp and then to Athens, where she taught English to refugees. While in Athens, she worked...

Curse of Geography: Kibera

Emelda Ochieng, Nairobi, Kenya 
Luke Catena, Nairobi, Kenya 

“I really think it’s time to go,” our guide says as he nervously glances at his phone that glows half past five. Around us, as if on an unspoken cue, the air of urgency and anxiety thickens, and it strikes...

Roundtables

Translation

Elwood Jimmy, Toronto, Canada 
Gloria Swain, Toronto, Canada 
Carmen Papalia, Vancouver, Canada 
Vanessa Dion Fletcher,  
Sky Stonefish,  
Jenelle Rouse, London/Toronto, Canada 
Alex Bulmer,  
Taeyoon Choi, New York, USA / Seoul, South Korea 
Eliza Chandler, Toronto, Canada 

1986: An Elegy for Our Coldest War

Michael Roberson, New York City, United States 
Robert Sember, New York City, United States 
Nikki Powerhouse, Philadelphia, United States 
Gio Exavier, New York, United States 
Enmanuel Candelario, New York, United States 
Brad Walrond, New York, United States 

Flourishing

Aislinn Thomas, Kitchener, Canada 
Maanii Oakes, Toronto, Canada 
Max Ferguson, Toronto, Canada 
Laura Burke, Halifax, Canada 
Salima Punjani, MontrĂ©al, Canada 
Yousef Abdullah Kadoura, Toronto, Canada 
Peter Owusu-Ansah, Toronto, Canada 

(Non)Artistic Practices

Maja Hodošček, Celje, Slovenia 
Iva KovaÄŤ, Rijeka, Croatia 
Ivana HanaÄŤek, Zagreb, Croatia 
Ana Kutleša, Zagreb, Croatia 
KURS, Belgrade, Serbia 
Sherif Rushdy, Rijeka, Croatia