Cultivating (In)attention, Listening to Noise

by Emily Bock Featured image: Chantal Regnault, Legendary Voguer Willi Ninja wearing a Thierry Mugler body piece, 1989. Photo courtesy of the photographer. For twenty-five centuries, Western knowledge has tried to look upon the world. It has failed to …

The House That Ghosts Built (And Mediums Performed)

By Paula Vilaplana de Miguel Featured image: Seances, a popular entertainment in the late 19th century, under a red light. *The following work acknowledges that the phenomenon of haunting is neither uniquely Western nor exclusively related to the Spiri…

Dolce far niente, Ärjä

by Nina Luostarinen Ärjä island is known for its long sand beaches, high shoreline cliffs and deep pine forests. The island is a geomorphically important ridge island on the Oulujärvi ridgeline in Kainuu area, Finland. Its cultural history includes anc…

Apis Mellifera: Towards an Ecoaesthetics of Stillness

By Michał Krawczyk Humanity became the major geo-shifting force on the planet. The current epoch of the Anthropocene sadly affirms our disrupting engagement with the more-than-human world.1 The rates of endangerment among mammals, birds, reptiles, amph…

Making Rain

The Vumba Hills in central Mozambique, close to the Zimbabwe border, are the kingdom of Mambo (Chief) Chirara. The Mambo’s leading position is acknowledged by the government, and in addition to being the region’s most important spiritual leader, the Ma…

Juarke

The Mboum people in Cameroon have practiced circumcision for centuries. Until recently, this practice was highly regarded as a period of initiation leading to a man’s status. Every year, children were sent to the bush and during their seclusion, cultur…

Some Kind of Bond

Some Kind Of Bond is a film about a cemetery: a quiet and lonely place filled with life and memories. We observe the casual and the diligent visitors; we talk with them about their thoughts on death, loss and grief. Some of them decide to invite us to …

Kava Rootz

This documentary film is a result of multi-sited ethnographic research between 2015-2019, which explores cultural identity, gender, music, and spirituality through contemporary and common kava practices. Drawing from over 17 years of participation in k…

Memory Is Not About the Past

The short documentary “Memory Is Not About the Past” aims to understand how members of the so-called Third Generation East, individuals who experienced the fall of the Berlin Wall as children or young adolescents, remember East Germany 26 years after r…

The Village Resists

Being the second film of the We Must Be Dreaming trilogy, the film The Village Resists takes a deeper dive into how the Indigenous community of Rio de Janeiro served as the frontline of resistance against the economic pressure of the World Cup and Olym…

Bloody Paperwork

This article is about paperwork: the work staff in UK integrated health and social care teams did to transform small transactions of everyday care work into big data, which in turn enabled the governance of complex service arrangements. This data-drive…

New Publication: Perspectives

We are pleased to announce the latest publication of Perspectives that tackles the important topic of Pandemic Politics and the Peripheries. This second Perspectives publication features two prominent scholars: Victor King on The Covid-19 Pandemic and the Marginalised: Tourism as a Southeast Asian Case and Kathryn Robinson on Global Inequality, the SDGs and COVID-19: What … Continue reading

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