The Chronic, 2018


Magazine and public editorial office

Chimurenga is a Pan-African project-based mutable object, a print magazine, a workspace, and a platform for editorial and curatorial activities founded by Ntone Edjabe in 2002. Bringing together myriad voices from across Africa and the diaspora, Chimurenga takes many forms. Initiatives include The Chronic, a quarterly Pan-African gazette; the Pan-African Space Station, an online radio station and pop-up studio; the Chimurenga Library, an online resource of collected independent Pan-African periodicals, personal books and more. The aim of these projects is not just to produce new knowledge, but rather to express the intensities of our world, to capture those forces and to take action. It requires not only a new set of questions, but also its own set of tools; new practices and methodologies that allow us to engage with lines of ight, of fragility, precariousness, as well as the joy, creativity and beauty of contemporary African life. From 12 to 19 June, the editorial staff of Chimurenga sets up a workspace at Teatro Garibaldi, to research and produce a special issue of The Chronic, on circulation and borderlessness, which will be released in late October 2018.