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.
Black Ecologies is now available for order and ships globally. You can also make sure to receive all of MARCH’s print editions by becoming a print or subscription member.
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