last updated August 2021 
(feel free to email me for pdf links to essays)


** “Neo-HooDoo Manifesto,” Ishmael Reed (from the book Symposium of the Whole) **

** “Venus in Two Acts,” 
Saidiya Hartman **

Decolonizing Design Reader,” Ramon Tejada + others

Dirty Design: “What is Dirty?,” Marjanne van Helvert

Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto, Cinzia Arruzza, Nancy Fraser, and Tithi Bhattacharya

Georges, Alexander Dumas

Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest, Hanif Abdurraqib

“Ideology, Confrontation and Political Self-Awareness,” Adrian Piper

“In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens,” Alice Walker

“marginality as a site of resistance,” bell hooks

“Mixtapes, Sonic Landscapes and the Poverty Archive: The Politics and poetics of the Im/mobilised,” M. Neelika Jayawardane

“Thick: And Other Essays,” Tressie McMillan Cottom

“The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction,” Ursula K. Le Guin

“The Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power,” Audre Lorde

The Yellow House, Sarah M. Broom

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, Saidiya Hartman


Chewing Gum, Michaela Coel

JJJJJerome Ellis: New Year’s Day Reading at the Poetry Project

Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio

Lovecraft Country, Misha Green

“Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch”, showing at The Bronx Museum until April 5, 2021

Stalker, Andrei Tarkovsky

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, Chad Freidrichs

Torkwase Dyson & Françoise Vergès at Cooper

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, Timothy Greenfield Sanders

Urbanized, Gary Hustwit

“Wailers,” Amiri Baraka

“We hold where study,” Wu Tsang


“Millennials are Killing Capitalism,” podcast

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