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Issue 12: Some Assembly Required

Spring/Summer 2024

$21.00

The theme of this issue, "Some Assembly Required," is both an invitation and a call. It’s a celebration of layered processes and histories and an exploration of what happens when we create space for collective action. With stories that cover past collective actions, current organizing, and more, Issue 12 is a reminder that the only way to find our path forward is to build it.

Issue 12 will be released at our annual launch event on May 18. It will be available for pickup by selecting the "Party Entry" ticket. Otherwise, copies will be shipped beginning May 22. 

Cover: Hong Hong, 内陆/Inland (detail), 2023

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In this Issue

Title

Author

Category

Link

From the Editor

Jameson Johnson

Letter

The Boston Collective: Assembled at the Right Place and Time

Martina Tanga

Feature

A Perch with Purpose: Jean Shin’s salvaged trees offer resting sites for migrating birds and human visitors at Appleton Farms

Karolina Hać

Feature

Developing a Movement: How the Polaroid Revolutionary Workers Movement used printed matter to protest apartheid

Jovonna Jones

Feature

Literature and Liberation A bookstore and gathering place comes to Fields Corner

Niara Simone Hightower

Feature

When Artists Organize: The Fight Against Displacement in Greater Boston

Shira Laucharoen

Feature

Piece by Piece: A close look at three mixed-media works

Jacqueline Houton

Editor's Picks

Putting the Public in Public Art: How participatory projects are bringing Bostonians together

Jacquinn Sinclair

Feature

The Conditional No

Tania Brugera

Feature

Bodies as Geographies, Paper, Mountains: In Conversation with Hong Hong

Danni Shen

Conversations

Blooming Memories: In Conversation with Jo Nanajian

Helina Almonte, Dylan Bunyak, and Erwin Kamuene

Conversations

Party as Practice: How nightlife is cultivating creative community in Boston

Gina Lindner

Editor's Picks

Dear Reader, Don’t Read

Ulises

Artist Project

Incense Ingots

Limited Time Engagement

Artist Project

Noé Martínez: "The Body Remembers" at the Rose Art Museum

Zach Ngin

Reviews

Lorraine O'Grady: "Both/And" at the Davis Museum

Alisa Prince

Reviews

“Like Magic” at MassMoCA

Jessica Shearer

Reviews

“Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme: Only sounds that tremble through us” at the MIT List Visual Arts Center

Toby Wu

Reviews

“Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Envelopes Addressed and Mailed by Type Designers and Notable Graphic Designers” at Katherine Small Gallery

Poppy Livingstone

Reviews

“Wu Tsang: Of Whales” at the ICA/ Boston

Thea Quiray Tagle

Reviews

Articles from this Issue

Issue 12Jul 17, 2024

A Perch with Purpose: Jean Shin's Salvaged Trees Greet Birds and Visitors at Appleton Farms

Feature by Karolina Hac

Issue 12Jun 12, 2024

When Artists Organize: The fight against displacement in Greater Boston

Feature by Shira Laucharoen