rahel aima

about rahel aima

rahel is co-editor at THE STATE. Her research focuses on the gender, race, and the internet, and non-western futurisms. She is currently based in Dubai, and can also be found at here & here. @cnqmdi

THE STATE @ SINGAPORE ART BOOK FAIR

We’re pleased to be participating in the inaugural edition of the Singapore Art Book Fair, put together by the wonderful folks at Books Actually (our Singapore stockists!), happening this weekend at the U Factory: BooksActually and HJGHER have come together

THE STATE @ SINGAPORE ART BOOK FAIR

We’re pleased to be participating in the inaugural edition of the Singapore Art Book Fair, put together by the wonderful folks at Books Actually (our Singapore stockists!), happening this weekend at the U Factory: BooksActually and HJGHER have come together

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transmissions_002 // mother tongues

Here’s a new section that we’re pretty excited about: mixtapes! I took the title from Rudresh Mahanthappa’s 2004 record of the same name. English was actually my fourth language, after my own mother tongues of Kashmiri, Malayalam and Hindi. Now

transmissions_002 // mother tongues

Here’s a new section that we’re pretty excited about: mixtapes! I took the title from Rudresh Mahanthappa’s 2004 record of the same name. English was actually my fourth language, after my own mother tongues of Kashmiri, Malayalam and Hindi. Now

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elsewhere on the internet 22/10/2013

The poisoning of Ukraine’s president—”In September, 2004, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko had been poisoned. His blood samples did indeed contain an abnormally high level of dioxin, 1,000 times the accepted level. One year later, Yushchenko’s face—with its strong jaw and

elsewhere on the internet 22/10/2013

The poisoning of Ukraine’s president—”In September, 2004, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko had been poisoned. His blood samples did indeed contain an abnormally high level of dioxin, 1,000 times the accepted level. One year later, Yushchenko’s face—with its strong jaw and

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elsewhere on the internet 07/10/2013

language Jewish Malayalam—”In the middle of all the Malayalam dialects, both extant and extinct, was that spoken by the thousand-year old community of Jews. Jewish Malayalam is an admixture of Hebrew and Malayalam, written in the Malayalam script, spoken extensively

elsewhere on the internet 07/10/2013

language Jewish Malayalam—”In the middle of all the Malayalam dialects, both extant and extinct, was that spoken by the thousand-year old community of Jews. Jewish Malayalam is an admixture of Hebrew and Malayalam, written in the Malayalam script, spoken extensively

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THE FUTURE WEIRD: VISIONS OF EXCESS

Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s genre-bending sci-fi thriller LES SAIGNANTES opens with a woman who whispers: “We are in 2025 and nothing has changed.” Then she fucks a man to death. WHEN: Wednesday July 31 @ 8 PM WHERE: Spectacle Theater 124 South

THE FUTURE WEIRD: VISIONS OF EXCESS

Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s genre-bending sci-fi thriller LES SAIGNANTES opens with a woman who whispers: “We are in 2025 and nothing has changed.” Then she fucks a man to death. WHEN: Wednesday July 31 @ 8 PM WHERE: Spectacle Theater 124 South

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july 20, 1969 // 2019 & aspirational weirdness

It’s July 20, and this is what the future—and past, for that matter—could look like. Above, (full disclosure, my close friend) Frances Bodomo’s upcoming afrofuturist short, Afronauts, which revisits the day of the Apollo 11 landing from the POV of

july 20, 1969 // 2019 & aspirational weirdness

It’s July 20, and this is what the future—and past, for that matter—could look like. Above, (full disclosure, my close friend) Frances Bodomo’s upcoming afrofuturist short, Afronauts, which revisits the day of the Apollo 11 landing from the POV of

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RAMADAN CAROLING IN CENTRAL ASIA

Ramadan in Uzbekistan? Means roving bands of boys noisily—albeit joyously, enthusiastically—converging at your door, in an ostensibly more pious version of trick or treating. Should you refuse their overtures though, you won’t get pranked or TPed or egged. Worse! You’ll

RAMADAN CAROLING IN CENTRAL ASIA

Ramadan in Uzbekistan? Means roving bands of boys noisily—albeit joyously, enthusiastically—converging at your door, in an ostensibly more pious version of trick or treating. Should you refuse their overtures though, you won’t get pranked or TPed or egged. Worse! You’ll

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