Punctum Books is an open-access and print-on-demand independent publisher dedicated to radically creative modes of intellectual inquiry and writing across a whimsical para-humanities assemblage. We specialize in neo-traditional and non-conventional scholarly work that productively twists and/or ignores academic norms, with an emphasis on books that fall length-wise between the article and the monograph—id est, novellas, in one sense or another. This is a space for the imp-orphans of your thought and pen, an ale-serving church for little vagabonds.
The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) preserves the rich history of grassroots movements in New York City’s East Village and showcases the unique public spaces for which the neighborhood is renowned. It is located in the storefront of a
The Visible Futures Lab at the School of Visual Arts exists to further the theory and practice of interaction and product design through structured explorations of emerging technologies, systems, and behaviors in identified areas of research interest.
caACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) is a volunteer-run non-profit based in Chicago devoted to employing various systems of support for emerging artists and to creating a generative community of cultural producers. ACRE investigates and institutes models designed to help
Public Space One is a nonprofit arts organization operating as an expansive, collaborative, communal social sculpture. It runs on the sweat equity of artists, actors, activists, musicians, performers, and writers working as volunteers. Through a variety of programs, presentations, and
DF Youth aims to strengthen and deepen youth social justice organizing in Detroit by partnering with youth programs that focus on social justice based education and multimedia creation, who are using digital media to transform ourselves and our communities. Our
The Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI) is dedicated to changing how social justice is imagined, developed and deployed here in the United States. We are creating a design studio for the progressive arm of the nonprofit sector in order
Exchange Café serves tea, milk, and honey in exchange for a currency based on the requests of the people who use it. Exchange Café honors the power of reciprocity. From everyday barter practices to artistic exchange systems, we aim to
The Stockyard Institute is an artistic and pedagogical initiative in Chicago and through DePaul University that engages in the arts, public work, pedagogy and our cooperative networks throughout Chicago to develop publications, exhibitions, public art, teaching forums, curriculum and events
Signify, Sanctify, Believe (SSB) is invested in the playful exploration of real and imagined belief systems. Facilitated by Tanya Rubbak, Claire Cronin, and Adam Overton, and featuring the visionary gifts of dozens of contemporary artists and performers, SSB is currently
xhurch /pronounced: church/ noun. 1.: a former church, one which has been adapted to a new use, and is no longer used for religious congregation. 2.: an “ex” church Our passion for the arts and church conversion stems from first