Essays & Fiction

 

Reviews

Resistance
appears more
earnestly. 

Under the Same Sun

THIS IS TOMORROW
South London Gallery

What seems
most obsolete
is optimism. 

Electronic Superhighway

CANADIAN ART
Whitechapel Gallery

Flexibility
ensures
longevity. 

The Switch House

NUVO
Tate Modern

It's after-death
that's the
major event. 

Michael Simpson

THIS IS TOMORROW
Spike Island

 

Exhibition Texts

When was the
horizon last a line
and not two volumes
touching?
 

Signals

NICOLAS SASSOON + RICK SILVA
Wil Aballe Art Projects

We can have it all,
and why not?
We've worked hard.
We deserve it.

Luxury Object, Luxury Subject

ANDY DIXON
Rebecca Hossack Gallery

Think of the
adenium-petal, 
soft as vulva, suspended
in a gelatinous mass.

Sunny Lands

NICOLAS SASSOON
Plugin Institute of Contemporary Art

 

Editorial

H.W.Y.
Magazine

A tiny-run magazine of art and feelings. 
Highway 01 published in an edition of 75,
in collaboration with Moniker Press.

Meet Me
in the Present

A book on radical documents
and their afterlives.
(forthcoming — June 2017) 

Arc
#20

The first screen- and event-based issue
of the Royal College of Art's
journal of Critical Writing. 

 

Reports & Analysis

Expert Outlook
on Citizenship

Is sustainability becoming a mainstream value? How will we achieve zero waste? And how are women leading the charity charge? In the first part of our Expert Outlook 2017 series, we speak to three citizenship experts about the relationships people have with broader society.

2017 Expert Outlook
CANVAS8 — Report

Unified
Aesthetics

'Airspace', coined by journalist Kyle Chayka, describes an aesthetic shared between living and working spaces across the globe. Its rise signals an increasing blur of work, home and leisure that’s as profitable as it is ostensibly pleasurable, and a growing desire for seamlessness both on- and offscreen.

Airspace
CANVAS8 — Report

New Cultural
Capitals

As urban industries transition into knowledge economies, city officials are now considering creative activity to be an indicator of success. With the help of consultants from the likes of Art Basel and the V&A, up-and-coming cities are using the arts to attract – and retain – new residents. 

What Makes a City Attractive?
CANVAS8 — Report

Closing the
Therapy Gap

Mental health is a growing concern in an increasingly productive India, but associated social stigma and a shortage of treatment options mean that just one in ten individuals actually gets any support. YourDost aims to close the country’s therapy gap through technology.

YourDost
CANVAS8 — Case Study

Mind-Body
Tracking

Contraceptives remain a fairly robust industry – globally, women will spend $23.3 billion on them by 2018 – but there've been no major developments since the invention of the Pill. How are hormonal tracking apps filling in for a systemic lack?

Clue
CANVAS8 — Case Study

What Will Utopia
Look Like?

In our innovation-obsessed world, where tech has taken the place of religion as a guiding panacea, possible futures are the source of both inspiration and anxiety. The artists at Somerset House look at the consequences of future-mindedness, and help us see how we create our own inclusive spaces in the present.

Utopian Voices Here & Now
CANVAS8 — Dispatch

Why Is A.I. 
Gendered?

A.I. personal assistants are designed to show female characteristics, and predictive policing bots are twice as likely to misidentify black individuals as potential criminals. Science and tech are far from neutral ground — and artificial intelligence is at risk of assimilating society's most harmful biases. 

Gender is a Construct
CANVAS8 — Dispatch