A big THANKS to all of you! To our global network of creative, critical people who supported what we do at C& for yet another year!
In January we launched the second stop of our physical library, the “C& Center of unfinished business” at the Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz in Berlin. The “Center” holds an extraordinary, sometimes disconcerting selection of books looking at how colonial legacies still bleed into today’s (pop) culture, fashion, and economy.
At the same time we were already working on our next big launch in March: the new online art magazine C& América Latina (C& AL), focusing on the connections between Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa, published in Spanish, Portuguese and English. With the great team around the C& AL editors Soraia Vilela and Hernàn Caro, the launch was extensively celebrated in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia, where amazing local cultural producers discussed their practices and the challenges of being invisible as Black creatives within a mainly “white” Brazilian art world.
Some weeks later we published our ninth C& print issue focusing on and collaborating with this year’s Berlin Biennale curator Gabi Ngcobo and her curatorial team including C&’s Yvette Mutumba.
Of course we published many newly commissioned articles this year – including three bigger series (namely: “Another 68!”, “The Netherlands: Untold Tales” and “Racism: a bigger picture”) on C& online. In addition, we continued to invest a lot of our passion and effort into offline projects: In autumn we printed our very first C& América Latina issue and launched it in Bogotá. We also facilitated our fourth C& Critical Writing Workshop supported by the Ford Foundation, this time in Luanda. Shortly afterwards, we kicked off our project “Show me your shelves,” which is part of the “Deutschlandjahr USA,” with a writing workshop in Detroit. Watch this space for more to come concerning this project in 2019!