To order either publication below, please send $25 ($20 + $5 s&h) via Paypal to email@example.com. Please make sure to write “MARCH 01” or “Black Ecologies” in the notes and that the order contains your correct mailing address. Both publications may be purchased at a discounted price of $35 ($30 + $5 s&h).
Our inaugural print edition occupies the first issue of October in order to reopen an inquiry into the relationship between revolutionary practice, theoretical inquiry and artistic innovation in our time. The issue traces radical departures and enclosures articulating our moment through eleven essays assessing the structural issues within visual art and its institutions through strategic criticism, critical fabulation and historiographic transmission, in arts education and its corollary study, as well as Black ecologies, cognitive capitalism and prefigurative social organization.
Edited by Sarrita Hunn and James McAnally, contributors additionally include Taylor Renee Aldridge, Imani Jacqueline Brown, Paloma Checa-Gismero, Tom Clark and Susannah Haslam (adpe), Nora Khan, Warren Neidich, Parsa Sanjana Sajid, Zoé Samudzi, Patrick Scorese, and Andrea Steves.
Edited by Imani Jacqueline Brown, Black Ecologies 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, featuring 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.
Black Ecologies is designed by Untitled, 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 publication is printed by KOPA on recycled paper without plastic coating and ships in compostable envelopes.