Ayana Zaire Cotton is a transdisciplinary artist. Her research has manifested in her work via independent publishing, virtually teaching software engineering to students worldwide, and an experimental clothing line as a platform for researching labor studies and aesthetics. Currently, she is exploring “curriculum” as a world building device to organize our black radical imagination; “curriculum” as the only landscape expansive, abundant and generative enough to hold all the truths we find ourselves contending with in the year 2020.




1. Ursula K Le Guin

UKG / 1974
From The Author of the Acacia Seeds
and Other Extracts

            And with them, or after them, may there not come that even bolder adventurer — the first geolinguist, who, ignoring the delicate, transient lyrics of the lichen, will read beneath it the still less communicative, still more passive, wholly atemporal, cold, volcanic poetry of the rocks: each one a word spoken, how long ago, by the earth itself, in the immense solitude, the immenser community, of space.