We are pleased to announce MARCH 02: Black Ecologies, edited by Imani Jacqueline Brown and designed by Untitled.
Building from Imani Jacqueline Brown’s MARCH 01 contribution “Black Ecologies: an opening, an offering,” this edition proposes the concept of Black Ecologies as a “resistance to extractive ecologies across the colonial-capitalist world.” Recognizing our world is at a crossroads, Black Ecologies is a multigenerational, multidimensional dialogue and a reminder that Black resistance is always already tending to other ecologies of being(s).
Black Ecologies is a call for scholarship, reading, and action to constellate Black diasporic visions of ecological reparations for a segregated planet. MARCH 02 features contributions by Simone + Trynne Delaney, Thuli Gamedze, J. Drew Lanham, K’eguro Macharia, Amber Jamila Musser, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Romy Opperman, Danielle Purifoy, and Lisandro Suriel.
MARCH 02: Black Ecologies is designed by Untitled (Yvon Langué, Imane Bensouda Koraichi, Soukaina Aboulaoula), a design and curatorial agency based in Marrakech, Morocco. Their proposition draws inspiration from indigenous knowledge systems – most precisely African fractals – not only as geometric figures and forms, but also as a tool to think and produce design principles. The format for Black Ecologies is a design that imitates nature; following, like a ritual, a set of cosmic rules that have preceded us and that we still fail to honor.
MARCH 02: Black Ecologies is printed by KOPA on recycled paper without plastic coating and ships in compostable envelopes.
Additionally, we have partnered with Dark Matter University to co-present a series of online articles circulating around the issue through fall 2021, starting with the essay “Mangué Brain: Crabs With Brains as Collective Cultural Brains” by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung from MARCH 02.