The aim of this project is to experiment with the creation of a counter-hegemonic travelogue and alternative cartographies of lived space. I work comparatively on Arizona and Palestine where migrations, dispossessions, genocides and revisions weigh heavily on how embodiment is interpreted and expressed. Mentors and professors have cautioned me in the comparison of these places; the occupied territory of Palestine with Israel’s routine and rampant displays of brutality and oppression against Palestinians must not be conflated with the relative peace of the southern Arizona desert.
Taylor Miller January 20, 2019Topics:Region: Monica Popescu December 27, 2018
If Romanian and Western African musical traditions were blended together, what sorts of new sounds and aesthetics might it generate? The answer to this question is offered by Emmanuel Owusu-Bonsu, known by his stage name Wanlov the Kubolor, primarily in his 2011 album Brown Card—African Gypsy, but also in the rest of his work.Topics:Region:
Releasing gene drive mosquitos in Burkina Faso requires local consentZahra Moloo ETC Group COPAGEN Terre à Vie FENOP December 19, 2018
Target Malaria’s planned release of gene drive mosquitoes in parts of Burkina Faso is a high-risk technology aimed at the elimination of entire species. Hundreds of organizations have demanded a moratorium on the use of this technology outside of strictly-controlled laboratories.Topics:Region:
Ahmed Hezam December 14, 2018
The eyes of the world, and most certainly those of Yemen’s severely traumatized populous, have been fixed on the peace consultations in Rimbo, Sweden – a last-ditch attempt by the international community to save what is left of the country from “the brink of death," as Lise Grande, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, put it.Topics:Region:
Cinzia D'Ambrosi November 30, 2018
Deathscapes: Mapping Race and Violence in Settler States is an ambitious project that brings together research and visual representation to expose the horror of custodial deaths in settler nations.Topics:Region:
Zillah Eisenstein on Liberal and Neoliberal FeminismThe Polis Project November 27, 2018
The Polis Project's Suchitra Vijayan speaks to Zillah Eisenstein, a prominent and prolific feminist scholar and activist. She is the author of Radical Future of Liberal Feminism, The Female Body and the Law and The Color of Gender.
Suchitra Vijayan is a writer, photographer, lawyer, political essayist, and founder of The Polis Project, a humanities collective emphasizing research, reportage and resistance. https://thepolisproject.com/about/Topics:Region:
Louis Girón November 20, 2018
The Mountain Moved
Our bunker shook; I felt the blast;
my corpse would be crisp and charred.
Would I talk to Dante at last?
where? paradiso? inferno? purgatorio?
My dog tags would tell I fell in the DMZ
but none could say where I would go.Topics:Region:
Ahmed Hezam October 24, 2018
The humble little solar power system and small TV my elderly mother and her friends gather around every night in Wadi Bana, their village in Ibb in the midlands of North Yemen, provides them – for the single hour the power lasts – with a tiny daily window for entertainment and laughs amid the misery of the war. Now, when I call from Sana’a to check on my mom, she complains that she can no longer watch her favorite programs: All the channels have replaced her shows with special coverage of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder case. My mother has become an expert.Topics:Region:
Zahra Moloo August 15, 2018
Radha D’Souza is an organizer, academic and writer. After practicing law in India, she taught in New Zealand and currently teaches public law at the University of Westminster in the United Kingdom. She also worked as an activist lawyer for the labour and social justice movements in the Asia-Pacific region.Topics:Region:
Michael Busch Jamie Stern-Weiner August 2, 2018Topics:Region: