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Understanding the Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has long been plagued by a complex conflict, rooted in historical grievances, ethnic tensions, and struggles for political power and control over valuable resources. In recent years, the situation has been further exacerbated by flawed elections, the resurgence of rebel groups, and interference from neighbouring countries. This article seeks…

Holding onto Water with an Open Hand, Part III

Look Here, Look at Me What may appear to be changing is the greater use of online resources. Further necessitated by the pandemic, they will continue in use because they are a convenient and cost-effective way of sharing work but also a familiar way of looking for modern audiences. “When I started with my art…

Holding onto Water with an Open Hand, Part II

Pay me what you owe me Galleries, which are too often looked at as a solution, are not going to share the methods that work with artists they do not represent, the ‘competition’. They are baby corps and businesses. This is not to say that all artists need a gallery; representation, however, means that an…

Holding onto Water with an Open Hand, Part I

“People get overwhelmed […] discouraged when their careers aren’t taking off or showing any trajectory [after] art school. [But you should] never stop making […] even if it’s something small or not going to be shown anywhere. It’s a long-term investment.” Anyone who chooses a career in a creative field is acutely aware of the…

That Time Queertopia Saved Our Lives

Even if just for a moment, sometimes a DJ saves your life. Sometimes it’s more than a moment—a day or two. Sometimes it’s not just a DJ, but a performer, or an event. Set within the historic walls of Constitution Hill, aptly by the Women’s Jail, between the 24th and the 25th of February, Queertopia,…