How to break free from this apocalypse fatigue? – three researchers on writing climate stories with A.I.-agents

Olivia Brown

Can we still imagine alternative climate stories? What are the alternative visions to robot takeovers and human redundancy at the hands of racist algorithms surround conversations of artificial intelligence? Olivia Brown sits down with Dr. Sabine Niederer, Dr. Natalia Sánchez Querubín, and Carlo De Gaetano to find out.

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Limestone recommends: three books with non-Western and diaspora perspectives

Boekenweek forever. It is never too late to discover great books. We asked Limestone Books Foundation, the proud owner of a new bookstore at Grote Gracht 63 in Maastricht, to highlight three books that align with their focus on non-Western and diaspora perspectives.

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Bodies in disarray – Christina Charles & W.E.B. Du Bois

Manuela Zammit

In the early 20th century, sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois coined the theory of double consciousness, in his case the realisation of being Black and American at the same time. This theory of identity friction, of being at once similar and different, has resonated with various marginalised groups in society, including the queer community. Artist Christina Quarles created drawings to a text by Du Bois at the request of Afterall Books.

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Spreading Yourself Thin – Felicia von Zweigbergk about Lost Property, Butcher’s Tears and more Tears to come…

Jessica Gysel

For Metropolis M, Jessica Gysel meets with queer & feminist collectives that exhibit alternative ways of cooperation and collaboration. For her fifth and final text in this series, she speaks with Felicia von Zweigbergk, one of the founders of Amsterdam’s brewery Butcher’s Tears. ‘To work your way out of capitalism is really hard. But at least the hard work is ours.’

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Telling someone else's story – in conversation with Marie Ilse Bourlanges on intergenerational trauma

Liza Prins

What do we transmit to the next generation? And can learning about our lineage bring us to a deeper understanding of society at large, or of ourselves? Marie Ilse Bourlanges researched the story of her grandmother who spent thirty years of her life in a psychiatric institution. It resulted in the book Mother's Milk. Liza Prins asks Bourlanges about intergenerational trauma and the conficts that come with telling someone else's story.

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 1 — 2023