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Democratic Toys

The toy manufacturer Fisher Price released a play set for the home office. Kittens and puppies feature as your coworkers when you flip open your laptop or make a call on your smartphone. The telecommuter headset, to-go coffee cup and charts depicting hockey-stick growth complete…

Contemplation on not-ending, not-concluding

My residency in motherhood Many months ago, I set out to understand what a “small utopia” meant to me. Prompted by the birth of my son, and against the backdrop of social and political upheaval the world over, I strove to reevaluate what matters to…

It’s capitalism, stupid.

Residency report: March I’m well into my activist-in-residency in motherhood, and it seems like a good moment to write up my thoughts so far as I read and talk to friends about utopias and “a better world”. I began this project with a far-reaching syllabus,…

Activist in residency (in motherhood)

What is it? This is a self-directed residency taking place during my parental leave. Over the next few months, between nap times and playing with my infant son, I’d like to investigate: Small utopias. What does “a better world” mean to me? What intellectual and…