March is a journal of art & strategy.

Publication

Conversations on Sound and Power: Allie Martin

Allie Martin uses ethnographic fieldwork and digital humanities methodologies to consider how gentrification impacts and impedes on Black sonic life.

You Can’t Play Here – Or, Forms of Infinite Play

From the privilege of suburbia and gated communities to histories of segregation, playgrounds are powerfully representative of the economic and psychic divides across race, gender, class, and physical mobility.

Beyond Follows: Trust In Computing

Trust is a felt quality of human relations, ephemeral and changing. Social media is an attempt to extend real sociality and to represent real trust. What is the shape of this data?

A Reparative Approach to Publishing

Where oral histories have long been anchored in practices of repetition and versioning, systems of publishing are still learning to trust and fully incorporate these dynamics, finding room for changes that are not based in the singular but in the collective.

A Generic Article

The generic: objects and ideas that are so pervasive we become unable to see their specificity.

Imaginary Blockscape

In the Cageian sense, an “experimental action is one the outcome of which is not foreseen.” To understand the potential of NFTs for experimental music, we don’t need to look any further than this sixty-year-old one-liner.

Collectively Setting Conditions for Re-Use

How can we create conditions for re-use which acknowledge different kinds of contributors? Oriented by a feminist and intersectional understanding of authorship, Constant considers cultural expressions as always already situated within the communities with which we exist.

Conversations on Sound and Power: Cog•nate Collective

Cog•nate Collective develops research projects, public interventions, and experimental pedagogical programs in collaboration with communities across the US/Mexico border region.

Bonny Light Bears Inhumanity

In 1995, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other environmental activists, all of Ogoni origin, were hanged by the Nigerian government for standing in the way of the Royal Dutch Shell oil company. Saro-Wiwa’s work acted as a catalyst for some, if not all, who came afterwards, and his legacy continues through songs, poems, films, and visual art.

Histories of White Ecologies, Gratitudes for Black Ecologies

If critical histories, white Anthropocene narratives, and the will-to-protect invite a “rampant inability to imagine alternative futures outside an apocalyptic state of emergency,” a gift of Black ecological thought is its hopeful, invigorated energies and will-to-change.