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.




2. Walter Pater

WP / 1873
From Studies in the History of the Renaissance

            Like the elements of which we are composed, the action of these forces extends beyond us; it rusts iron and ripens corn. Far out on every side of us those elements are broadcast, driven by many forces; and birth and gesture and death and the springing of violets from the grave are but a few out of ten thousand resultant combinations. That clear, perpetual outline of face and limb is but an image of ours, under which we group them - a design in a web, the actual threads of which pass out beyond it.