Through this journal, we are inviting you into a new way of thinking and doing, one which begins with questioning everything we take for granted. In particular, how we contribute – or think we contribute – to a better world. We will not have all the answers, but we want to ask better questions.

The questions we ask are not about the answers, nor are they about new ideas. There are enough ideas out there to reinvent the world several times over. As Audre Lorde said “there are no new ideas still waiting in the wings to save us… There are only old and forgotten ones, new combinations, extrapolations and recognitions from within ourselves – along with the renewed courage to try them out.”

Poetry as Strategy

“Poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams towards survival and change, first made into language, then into an idea, then into more tangible action.
— Audre Lorde

Movement: Bodies in Motion

We are born through movement.
From our youngest days, we are nurtured to move, to grab, to crawl. We are taught how to walk, how to run, how to climb.

Memory Moves.

By Kerry Whigham. We see the past through two lenses that inform each other, that overlap: history and memory. History encompasses everything that occurred in the past. The facts. The events. The dates…

Movement: When Stories Take us Places

by Irene Caselli. I recently took my son on a trip to a small village in Ghana, near the city of Kumasi. There we met Adjoa, a young girl who told us the story of her older sister: a wooden doll named Akua’ba that her mother carried on her back before Adjoa was born.

The Freedom to Move

This is an extract of a conversation between Veronica Yates and Harsha Walia from the third edition of our magazine on Movement. What Lies Beneath is a magazine that explores big issues facing humanity from the intersection of human rights and the arts.

Trust In Movement

From the moment we take our first breath, we’re moving. 

Our mouths scream out, our toes wriggle, our chests rise and deflate. These movements continue until we draw our last breath, but they’re not our only movements. Our minds are at constant work too.

In Conversation With…

Tomas Ayuso is a Honduran writer and documentary photojournalist. His work focuses on Latin American conflict as it relates to the drug war, forced displacement, and urban dispossession.

Towards a Regenerative World

The word ‘regenerative’ is starting to appear in many spaces, but is it yet another buzzword that will soon lose all meaning, or could it provide a useful framework for our work and life? 

The Beauty of the Game

By Jonas Burgheim.

While slogans can easily be hijacked for the broadening economic game, playing and experiencing sports and games carries that inherent beauty for us all…