Recent Contributions
09/06/2022    Feralizing
SWAMP GATHERING
ZAKOLE

Zakole Wawerskie is a surprisingly wild wetland located between Gocław and Wawer developments in Warsaw, in the immediate vicinity of Trasa Siekierkowska and Trakt Lubelski routes. It hides an old riverbed of the Vistula that used to meander there, as well as former flood lands of the river. Zakole includes a number of naturally diverse areas, such as peat bogs, an alder forest, and vast meadows inhabited by numerous creatures. It serves as a natural habitat of the largest number of bird species in the capital city. Moreover, Zakole Wawerskie plays a key role in the municipal water circulation system, both in terms of preventing the more and more acute droughts and the more and more frequent floods, as well as in a broader sense (due to the role of wetlands and biodiversity) in preventing the climate and environmental catastrophe. The question of developing this area has been the subject of a tacit conflict for years. People who own plots of land there urge for a decision about their futures to be made. 

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24/05/2022    Feralizing
A Conversation on Feralizing
Agata Kowalewska, Anaïs Tondeur, Špela Petrič, and Diana Lelonek

This conversation divulges what three artists, Anaïs Tondeur, Diana Lelonek, and Špela Petrič, believe the term feralizing can mean in a world of domination, control, and mass organization. Moderated by Agata Kowalewska, we gain insight into the artistic practices of the three artists as well as a reconsideration of distinctions such as wild / feral / domestic, nature and culture, and invasive vs. native species. 

 

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22/04/2022    Transmitting
Open Language: roaming language to its full extent
Mohammed Alzaqzouq

In this piece by Mohammed Alzaqzouq, he takes the creative self as a point of departure for Palestinian poets and writers who are often pigeon-holed into discourses of struggle and oppression before they are addressed as creatives. He includes pieces by Mohanad Younis, Hamed Ashour, Anis Ghunayma, and Nidal al-Faq’awi to evince this point—showing his readers how language can be yielded to present oneself and one’s art in their own vocabulary.

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