america’s new kaffirs: insecure white folks

For whom is “Kaffir” a dirty word? As explained in THE STATE’s Global Art Forum talk (watch here: select DUBAI / Stage Day 2 / play from 2:03:36) a proud Kaffir identity was donned by many people at the fringes

america’s new kaffirs: insecure white folks

For whom is “Kaffir” a dirty word? As explained in THE STATE’s Global Art Forum talk (watch here: select DUBAI / Stage Day 2 / play from 2:03:36) a proud Kaffir identity was donned by many people at the fringes

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taking notes while trailing abandoned sofas

Wherever I go, I happen to see them. The abandoned sofas: do they follow me or vice-versa? I do not see what eventually becomes of them. I instead merely take their pictures, plotting the coordinates of their presences upon the

taking notes while trailing abandoned sofas

Wherever I go, I happen to see them. The abandoned sofas: do they follow me or vice-versa? I do not see what eventually becomes of them. I instead merely take their pictures, plotting the coordinates of their presences upon the

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snow

A few weeks ago, America welcomed a snowstorm for the ages. The windows at home froze on the inside, insulating my apartment, sealing it from the elements. Since I’m used to having sporadic or inconsistent heating in winter, it was

snow

A few weeks ago, America welcomed a snowstorm for the ages. The windows at home froze on the inside, insulating my apartment, sealing it from the elements. Since I’m used to having sporadic or inconsistent heating in winter, it was

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can the subaltern smell: the olfactory other

This diagram maps insights gleaned from prodding the varied global and ‘globalised’ nostril-mind continuum. It conducts an exploratory survey of citizens from Indonesia, India, South Africa and the USA, all living in their countries of citizenship: what scents they associate

can the subaltern smell: the olfactory other

This diagram maps insights gleaned from prodding the varied global and ‘globalised’ nostril-mind continuum. It conducts an exploratory survey of citizens from Indonesia, India, South Africa and the USA, all living in their countries of citizenship: what scents they associate

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what’s r(ace) got to do with it?: white privilege & (a)sexuality

In this series of pieces I hope to develop a new grammar to talk about asexuality outside of the ways in which it has been co-opted by neoliberal identity politics. I am interested in reclaiming and developing an analysis of

what’s r(ace) got to do with it?: white privilege & (a)sexuality

In this series of pieces I hope to develop a new grammar to talk about asexuality outside of the ways in which it has been co-opted by neoliberal identity politics. I am interested in reclaiming and developing an analysis of

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in supermodernity, is the subaltern a cyborg?

When I lived in South Jakarta, my initial access to the internet was in the nearby warnet, a portmanteau word composed of ‘warung’ (cafe or stall) and internet. The warnet was tiny and had no chairs. Planks of wood were

in supermodernity, is the subaltern a cyborg?

When I lived in South Jakarta, my initial access to the internet was in the nearby warnet, a portmanteau word composed of ‘warung’ (cafe or stall) and internet. The warnet was tiny and had no chairs. Planks of wood were

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notes on a mourning walk

They say that sitting kills you. But they wouldn’t say that your boring, low-paid job is really what’s killing you. One of the things that keeps me alive, reading, I tend to do while sitting down. I was sitting in

notes on a mourning walk

They say that sitting kills you. But they wouldn’t say that your boring, low-paid job is really what’s killing you. One of the things that keeps me alive, reading, I tend to do while sitting down. I was sitting in

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