Oceans burn, governments fall

Welcome to Territories, the monthly newsletter from Inhabit. Every issue, we share perspectives, strategies, and tools to meet the challenges of revolution in the 21st century.

This month a light one, featuring recent writing from friends and fellow travelers on topics ranging from the George Floyd Rebellion and the climate crisis to utopian architecture and design thinking.

We’ll be back with more original content in a few weeks.

“Against the long-standing segregation of the city, the uprising was one of few spaces in which mutual presence could be felt across racial lines.” Nevada on race and rebellion.

“The end of lockdown has revealed one of the lingering effects of the George Floyd Rebellion to be a more belligerent conception of how public space can be used.” P.M.A. Gittlitz & J.F. on punk, covid, and the uprising.

“Even this litany of place names cannot capture the pervasiveness of rebellion in its first week.” Jason E. Smith on the anniversary of the George Floyd Rebellion.

“Our collective is interested in withdrawing and creating something else that can’t be captured by the political machine.” Lausan and Black Window on building power in Hong Kong.

“Every age has its kairos, those moments of possibility where the fate of humanity and all life on the planet hangs on the smallest of threads.” Mutual Aid Disaster Relief on exiting from empire.

“Unless there is a systematic path for homes, land, and food production, there is going to be a lot of tension and people without any relief.” Ella Fassler on Cooperation Jackson’s plan for climate exodus.

“It would be just as criminal to fail to focus on managing climate change in addition to stopping it.” David Wallace-Wells on adaptation, management, and the climate crisis.

“The undisputed masters of their chosen environments, mosses succeed by inhabiting the places other plants cannot.” Robin Wall Kimmerer on learning from moss.

“Perhaps our toolkits can offer new ethical and pedagogical frames, reshaping contexts for use and informing the worlds we build with them.” Shannon Mattern on the history and politics of the toolkit.

“The mere revolutionary structure of the geodesic dome was not enough to actually bring about any real social revolution.” Kate Wagner on architecture, design, and utopia.

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