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A*DESK has been offering since 2002 contents about criticism and contemporary art. A*DESK has become consolidated thanks to all those who have believed in the project, all those who have followed us, debating, participating and collaborating. Many people have collaborated with A*DESK, and continue to do so. Their efforts, knowledge and belief in the project are what make it grow internationally. At A*DESK we have also generated work for over one hundred professionals in culture, from small collaborations with reviews and classes, to more prolonged and intense collaborations.

At A*DESK we believe in the need for free and universal access to culture and knowledge. We want to carry on being independent, remaining open to more ideas and opinions. If you believe in A*DESK, we need your backing to be able to continue. You can now participate in the project by supporting it. You can choose how much you want to contribute to the project.

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Magazine

December
This month's topic: Revisiting the archiveResident Editor: Josephine Soundscapes
Revisiting the archive

While our archives may not boast the grandeur of the Jedi Temple’s historical records, A*DESK has been a consistent presence in the digital publishing realm since 2002. Indeed, we proudly stand as pioneers in the field, and it’s worth acknowledging and reflecting on this fact periodically.

Our intent is not to indulge in self-praise but to engage in a meaningful year-end exercise. We’ve deemed it necessary to retrospectively revisit our archives, immersing ourselves in the narratives of the past while interpreting them through a contemporary lens. This process is a deliberate attempt to share this journey, inviting new perspectives and insights. To enrich this exploration, we’ve collaborated with Josephine Soundscapes, who drew inspiration from selected editorials and contributed sound proposals—some transcendent, others playful.

As we share these revisitations, we recognize the importance of continuity and evolution. We’re poised at the threshold of 2024, hopeful that the upcoming year will bring a greater sense of humanity, increased empathy, and fewer dystopias.

 

[Imagen destacada: The Jedi Temple archives as depicted in Star Wars II: The Attack of the Clones (2002). Source: Wookieepedia]

This month's topic

A*DESK is a critical platform focused on publishing, training, experimentation, communication and dissemination in relation to contemporary culture and art, which is defined by transversality. The starting point is contemporary art, because that is where we come from and this awareness allows us to go much further, to incorporate other disciplines and forms of thought in order debate issues that are relevant and urgent for understanding our present.

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