__currently absorbing__

since september 2020, last updated May 2021 
(feel free to email me for pdf links to essays)


Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition, Cedric Robinson

Black Landscapes Matter, Walter Hood and Grace Mitchell Tada

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

“Thick: And Other Essays,” Tressie McMillan Cottom

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

The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein

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

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


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