REFUSE: A Journal of Iconoclasms embraces the multidimensional and ambiguous meaning of the term “refuse.” To refuse is to be unwilling to do or perform that which one considers unacceptable. Refuse is matter that has been thrown away, deemed worthless. To re(-)fuse is to bond together that which has been broken; to repair. Iconoclasm is the intentional destruction of traditional cultural images, monuments, and doctrines. Places from which the force of authority and discipline emanates are, from the perspective of iconoclasts, the ruins of tradition. In our refusal of the dominant, default and disciplinary, we reclaim and celebrate cultural productions and forms of knowing that have been trashed and neglected, and in doing so repair the severed connections in our collective mycelium, fertilizing possibilities for new life in the ruins.
The Refusal Turn by Natalia Smirnov
Refusing The Dig Gig by Kyle Olson
I Want Superheroes to Destroy the World by Fulano de Tal
My Job at the Thingification Factory by Henry Blanke
Space to Freak Out by Mat Keel & Liz Lessner
Kenesaw Mountain by Steven Koteff
At The Gate by Alan Seltzer
How Solastalgia is Mined and Combative reactionism of ladies in the Niger Delta by Alexis Quinlan
Matter and Hunger by Akilesh Ayyar
Playing the Hats Off Game by Kim Willis
Emergency Exit by Dounya Salehi
Spectral Cry by Luke Martin
REFUSE: A Journal of Iconoclasms (ISSN 2767-1194) is a project of Incite Seminars. It is edited by Natalia Smirnov and Davood Gozli. Cover art is by Carlos Cavalie.
We are accepting contributions on a rolling basis towards the next issue. Send original work related to refuse, refusal, repair, and iconoclasms to refuse.submission [at ] gmail.com.
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