From Cathy Park Hong’s book Minor Feelings (read it immediately if you haven’t already), I read that the artist Gregg Bordowitz said this about radical art:

it bypasses social media algorithms and consumer demographics by bringing together groups who wouldn’t normally be in the same room together.

I’ve been thinking about the people I know, artists I know who do this. Radical spaces seem to create these confluences of mixed up groups of people. What are those spaces? What are the things that bring people there?

When I got my second Covid dose, the building was significantly more empty than…

Resham Mantri

Writer. I care about justice for black and brown bodies, public education, good vintage clothes, how societies and technology work, and immigrant recipes.

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