FOTW| On terror and beauty Part 2: ‘SOCIAL LIFE AS SCIENCE FICTION’

FOTW| On terror and beauty Part 2: ‘SOCIAL LIFE AS SCIENCE FICTION’

Written by Ndjha Ka | Feature visual by Wu Tsang, Girl Talk, 2015 – Preface ‘Anybody who thinks that they can understand how terrible the terror has been, without understanding how beautiful the beauty has been against the grain of the terror, is wrong.’  -Fred Moten (2014), The Black Outdoors This fruit of the week features […]

PAAP | Prof Mahmood Mamdani: Scholarship as Political Activism

PAAP | Prof Mahmood Mamdani: Scholarship as Political Activism

Written by Khensani de Klerk | Feature Image: Mahmood Mamdani, 2013 Welcome to our Peeling Away at Patriarchy series, which seeks to contribute to the equality that feminism stands for by letting you know compadres and allies in privilege positions who are contributing to transformation and intersectionality in spatial discourse. We obviously aim at making […]

FOTW | Part 1. On beauty and terror: The Black Outdoors

FOTW | Part 1. On beauty and terror: The Black Outdoors

Written by Ndjha Ka | Feature visual by Larah Fisher incorporated by Fred Moten’s “Blackness and Nonperformance” MoMA. ‘Anybody who thinks that they can understand how terrible the terror has been, without understanding how beautiful the beauty has been against the grain of the terror, is wrong.’  -Fred Moten (2014), The Black Outdoors This fruit […]

Leaving Africa to become African(?)

Leaving Africa to become African(?)

Writing and audio by Khensani de Klerk and Solange Mbanefo  A letter exchange between friends- sisters.  The letters appear as a sequence for your reading, or as an audio in the video, below. Audio:     References Mohamoud, D. A. (2015). Reversing the Brain Drain in Africa: Harnessing the Intellectual Capital of the Diaspora for […]

FOTW | Everything is Everything: on interconnectedness

FOTW | Everything is Everything: on interconnectedness

Written by Lehlohonolo Ndlovu and Neo Twala | Feature visual by Larah Fisher This week’s Fruit of the week is personal to us, and was triggered by experiencing the lyrical dialogue that we had with Lauren Hill’s Everything is Everything song. Today we share our personal experiences that we hope to relate to the public, […]

‘Moving through places, space and time’

‘Moving through places, space and time’

Written by Ndjha Ka  |Feature image by Zara Julius This fruit of the week features two black queer womxn; as Djs they are interested in, and working on, using music as a political tool. This, while rooting the experience of the music in the feel and language that reveals itself when music is given space […]

Expression As Knowledge: Sustaining Cities Though Socio-Spiritual Construction

Expression As Knowledge: Sustaining Cities Though Socio-Spiritual Construction

Written by Khensani de Klerk | Feature gif by Larah Fisher – The physical city of Djenné relies implicitly on the spiritual expression and ritual of re-plastering the city by its people to armour it for another year of life. The city of Djenné is a living city, which faces the potential of death. A […]