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.
Antiworked and Overemployed by Natalia Smirnov
The Art of Selective Refusal by Davood Gozli
The Devil’s Etymology by Don Ciglio
Why The Dignity of Work Can’t Save Us from Total Work by James Simpkin
The Position We Are In: A Mixtape Manifesto by Ellen Foster and Shannan Lee Hayes
A Conversation on Refusal @ the Labor Tech Research Network by Stephanie Beth Jordan, Anna Lauren Hoffman, Mariam Asad, Patricia Garcia, Natalia Smirnov, and Stephanie Dunning
Hurry to Play by Ursula Curiosa