Counterfutures 5 2018: Art and the Left
|Author:||Dylan Taylor (Editor)|
Counterfutures, peer reviewed and published biannually, is a multidisciplinary journal of Left research, thought, and alternatives. We aim to intervene in and inaugurate debates about how to understand, imagine and influence our society, politics, culture and environment.
In issue 5 of Counterfutures we present a series of articles on the relationship between art and politcs. Cassandra Barnett on how art can navigate between left and indigenious identities; Amy Howden-Chapman interviewing Huhana Smith on response to climate change from a Maori perspective; Fiona Jack on the underrepresentation of women in the art world; and Matariki Williams on the need for more critical writing on Maori art.
We also have an interview with the Mato Aho art collective and zine pages from Bryce Galloway. In other articles Jonathon Oosterman examines approaches to communicating for systemic change and Georgia Lockie presents an argument to decolonise constitutionalism.
Counterfutures seeks connections with the work of labour, trade union, Māori, Pasifika, global indigenous, anti-racist, feminist, queer, environmental, and other social movements in Aotearoa and internationally – with an especial focus on the Pacific.
Affirming the theoretical and intellectual diversity of Left thought, the journal brings together incisive, accessible, committed scholarly reflection, speculative, imaginative essays, long-format book reviews and interviews on the present and on future possibilities, and explorations of our current world moment in the formation of a new global Left.