Spirit of Global Citizenship | Call for Essays and Works
October 16, 2018 Kosmos Community News

un-pick-apart-able | An Ecology of Food

By Nora Bateson
Kosmos Quarterly | FALL 2018

“The nourishment of Cezanne’s awkward apples is in the tenderness and alertness they awaken inside us.” 
― Jane Hirshfield

In the everyday gesture of a parent providing breakfast for a child, the entire future of humanity, and of thousands of other organisms, pivots. Like other animals, the human species is tasked with feeding the next generations. Life is dependent upon this seemingly simple mandate of continuance. Feed the babies. Don’t fail…Bringing a morsel of food to your lips or to the lips of another is an act of intimacy. It is a personal contact point with the seasons and the generations.

The Prophecy

By Fabrice Monteiro
In the current edition of Kosmos Quarterly

Raised in Africa and trained as an industrial engineer, Fabrice Monteiro travelled to some of the most polluted areas to create these works. The costumes were made from found-objects gathered at each site in collaboration with Senegalese fashion designer, Doulcy.
Through his stunning work, Monteiro challenges us to examine issues of fashion, race, consumerism, and exploitation.