Our latest C& print issue focuses on Afro-Brazilian perspectives as well as the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo, which is starting this week is a premiere: We are especially happy to be co-editing this edition with the amazing São Paulo-based editorial team of cultural magazine OMenelick 2° Ato.
Over two years ago, we published a conversation with Walter Mignolo on decoloniality. The interview became one of our most-read pieces and was the first time that we expanded our focus on topics concerning African perspectives in South America. Around the same time, we traveled to Brazil and started conversations which developed into close exchanges with creatives and collectives such as lanchonete.org based in São Paulo or OMenelick 2° Ato. What may have seemed obvious from the start, became even more clear to us in the process: the connection between Africa and South-America. The link the Black Atlantic creates between the experiences, problems, debates, and productivity of cultural producers from African perspectives is crucial to the issues and people C& wants to provide a platform for.