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Messy Studio: Mid–Atlantic




On Ocean Archive and on Ocean Space and TBA21–Academy Facebook pages

Territorial Agency’s Mid Atlantic trajectory explores intricately woven and layered webs of pan-Atlantic relationships. Riding on the Northeasterly Trade winds, nitrate- and phosphate-rich Saharan dust is transported to the Amazon rainforest along the earth’s equatorial region. These atmospheric aerosols fertilize the Atlantic Ocean and the Amazon rainforest by depositing phosphorous to the soil. Also, planetary currents, as Rachel Carson has named these powerful oceanic circulations, connect continents. Long Atlantic swells are set in motion by winds. Nothing stops their long waves.


Launch of the fourth trajectory "Mid Atlantic"

6–6.30 pm CET
Introduction of the fourth trajectory by John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rӧnnskog.

6.30–7.30 pm CET
Presentation by Zakiyyah Iman Jackson. In discussion with Markus Reymann, Daniela Zyman, Territorial Agency and the participants of the Ocean Fellowship program.

The event will be live-streamed on Ocean-Archive.org and Ocean Space and TBA21–Academy Facebook pages.

Zakiyyah Iman Jackson

Zakiyyah Iman Jackson is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Southern California. Professor Jackson is the author of Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World. Her research explores the literary and figurative aspects of Western philosophical and scientific discourse and investigates the engagement of African diasporic literature and visual culture with the historical concerns, knowledge claims, and rhetoric of Western science and philosophy. Jackson’s work has appeared in Feminist Studies, e-flux, Gay and Lesbian Quarterly, Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences, South Atlantic Quarterly, and Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, and Technoscience.