The concept of Caribbean Intransit is to provide a creative ‘meeting place’ for Caribbean artists to share their thought provoking ideas and works within a community of cultural producers, students, scholars, activists, and entrepreneurs. The Caribbean Intransit movement will function as a point of access for these individuals and groups, who in turn will then be able to use these resources as socio-political tools for progressive change within the Caribbean and its multiple diasporas. Each issue of Caribbean Intransit will showcase the views of a range of artists, academics and entrepreneurs concerning a particular theme. Participants are invited to submit works and connect with other contributors through response to their work. In this way, we hope to build a community invested in networking and creating new spaces for growth. We aim to identify community, artistry and entrepreneurship as modes of transition and connection for the Caribbean and its Diasporas.
The aim of this issue is to engage the potential of alternative and/or shared visions of the Caribbean(s). We invite critical dialogues that address questions of location and located-ness through the arts, culture and entrepreneurship among Caribbean peoples, not only as abstract ideas, but with reference to, and in support of, our enhanced survival, well-being and ongoing negotiations of identity.
Submissions are welcomed but not limited to the following themes.
Visions of and for Caribbean peoples
Critical analysis of stories of the Caribbean
Transitions and Transpositions
The role of location in Caribbeanness
CULTURE & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Mutations and Contemporaniety
Culture as a Politico-economic tool
Distortions and Resurrections
Navigating the personal and the political
Intra- or cross-Caribbean spaces, engagements and discussions
Documenting Spaces, Peoples or Languages
We welcome 4000-5000 word essays in English. Artwork, music, dance, poetry, mas or junkanoo designs or any other artistic expression with blurbs in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, dialect or creole are welcome as well as films in any language with subtitles in English. Fiction or non-fiction writings in English or dialects will be accepted. Writings in dialect should be accompanied by a translation of terms. Research papers on visual or vocal modes of expression as well as interviews of contemporary artists in English are also welcome. Please send submissions or any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
All visuals should be sent in jpg format. Please contact us for information on acceptable film formats.
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