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What a Mountain Sees that a Telescope Cannot

“E pur si muove…” The telescope plays yet another vexed starring role at the turning of the tide: at a time when political sympathies seem divided between science’s stentorian and urgent call for the industrial world to stop abusing the environment and the increased visibility of, and demand for, indigenous …

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Rupture of the Rupture: Vunja

The Emergence Network embarked on a project called ‘Vunja’ this year – hoping to weave together an ambitious project of festivals around the theme of decoloniality and new worlds. Vunja is about opening up other places of power, especially with regards to modernity’s violence towards bodies that deviate from the …

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The Wolf Tone

apophasis (n.) when one can only describe something by stating which characteristics it does not have (such as nonviolence) — especially because human thought or language remains insufficient to describe it fully or accurately (such as god) Wolf Tone (n. or v.) the phenomenon when the frequency of a particular …

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Writings

What Climate Collapse Asks of Us

by Bayo Akomolafe, PhD In this (very) long essay, Bayo Akomolafe investigates the work and contributions of “postactivism” in our unique times by thinking about the nature of science and its products, climate change, the myriad organizations we invent to frame the phenomenon, and the bricolage of capacities and response-abilities that …

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From the Town Crier…

Words and art by Bhupender Sharma

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Courting the Other/wise

by Toni Spencer, Lead Curator of ‘Vulture’ “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” – Simone Weil The Emergence Network’s exploratory on-line course, Vulture, is well underway. Our work is fed by two core and intimately related questions, both asked in the context of re-framing activism, agency and …

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