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Shahzia Sikander: Readdressing Orientalist Narratives

Shahzia Sikander (1969) is a Pakistani-American visual artist living in New York. She studied in Pakistan, where she was taught the traditional discipline of Indo-Persian miniature painting. Today she illustrates contemporary narratives through her pioneering use of the neo-miniature.  …

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Can Psychedelic Drugs Treat Drug Addiction?

Addiction and Transcendence as ‘Altered-States of Consciousness’: This Piece was written for Reality Sandwich   Introduction: Addicted To Health If you ingest a substance like cannabis for recreational purposes on a daily basis, you are likely to be called an…

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Feminist Futures with Frieda Toranzo Jaeger

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger is a Mexico city-based artist. Her work explores themes of hybridity and technology; Western iconography is subverted to play with colonial ideas of art, and intertwined with Indigenous embroidery techniques to unveil a cosmic odyssey through feminism,…

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Yoko Ono: Music Of The Mind

The first woman to enter Gakushuin University’s Philosophy department as an undergraduate, Yoko Ono’s ideas are often expressed in poetic, humorous, profound and radical ways. She is a trailblazer of early conceptual and participatory art – exploring what it means…

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Meet Bree McKeen: Founder Of Evelyn & Bobbie

With a background in social sciences, Bree McKeen is a Silicon Valley strategist that’s disrupting the women’s wear world. After experiencing ‘lifelong bra pain’ she founded Evelyn & Bobbie: a patented brand for ergonomic essentials, driven by diversity, efficiency and…

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The Synthesis Institute: Psychedelic Practitioner Core Training

“If you fail to prepare, then you should prepare to fail” – but how do we prepare for the unknown?   The Power of Preparation: Nurturing the Unknown The re-emergence of psychedelic-use within the mainstream is challenging everything we thought…

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Salzburg Austria: Playing With Queendom And Breaking Down Walls

The Museum Der Moderne in Salzburg cultivates an interdisciplinary dialogue between the arts – acting as a dynamic cultural forum at the heart of Europe, with international appeal and significance.   The Rules of Play Play is a special way…

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Niche Portfolios: The Rise Of The Concertina Career

Challenging Approaches To Academic Career-Making is a book that examines approaches to aligning internal and institutional scripts. Relevant both inside and outside the world of academia, it reflects changes to both the world of work and knowledge production, brought about…

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Does Blockchain Aid ‘Crypto-Colonialism?’

When ‘Tech For Good’ Goes Bad.   In their article Blockchain for Good?, Kewell, Adams, and Parry differentiate between the intended use of an artefact (one which is built into its design), and the properties which it assumes, that ultimately…

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