awhām issue #4 - ‘The Speculative Issue’.
Hello! Merhaba! Salam!
awhām is an anti-orientalist, queer, feminist platform, dedicated to creating a space for the visibility of artists with migrant biographies telling their stories from decolonized points of view.
We invite you to join a rhizomatic conversation reflecting intersectionality, envisioning possible futures, potential utopias, nostalgia, fears and apocalypse, biopolitics, cyborgs, relationships of belonging and disbelonging, spaces and bodies born tomorrow and yesterday and right now.
Join us in exploring ways to translate and bend imagination into practice, creating and remixing conversations, holding tensions and contradictions, transitions between irony, sincerity, and non-resolved questions.
“It is processes of transition that best allow us to understand the political shift with which we are confronted worldwide. Sex change and migration are two practices (...) calling into question the political and legal architecture of patriarchal colonialism, of sexual difference and racial hierarchy, of family and nation-state, [which] place a living human body inside the limits of citizenship, even of what we understand by ‘humanity’. Beyond the geographical, linguistic, or corporeal movements which characterize both journeys, it is the radical transformation not just of the traveler, but also of the human community that welcomes or rejects the traveler. The ancien régime (political, sexual, racial) criminalizes all practices of the crossing. But whenever the passage is possible, the map of a new society begins to be outlined, with new forms of production and reproduction of life.”
Finding a passageway in the ‘Glitch’ “We want wild, amorous, monstrous bodies. Through our presence as a glitch, we want to stand before, within, and outside of brokenness. The break an error, the error a passageway.”
Acknowledging that the future is not a static concept, is it time for a “Queer Apocalypse” - where time moves forwards, backward, and sidewards simultaneously and flexibly? What will you pack in your suitcase for the coming apocalypse?
In awhām issue #4, we will be contemplating on reimagined pasts according to fictive futures and reimagined futures contemplating on our pasts. Breaking timelines - creating “unexpected” (dis)connections between (non)related incidents, between what is (not) and what was (not) and what could be, seeking to use, add and strengthen words, thought, imagination, and practice in an ever-growing vocabulary.
If you are interested in a potential collaboration please send us an email at
Deadline for contribution proposals: 7th May 2021
awhām issue 4 will be released in October 2021.
We look forward to hearing from you!
 Paul B. Preciado - “An Apartment On Uranus”
 Legacy Russell - “Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto”