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As promised, Karbon updates:
There is a big possibility that we’re going to shut the whole thing down. After months of preparation, countless (most of them informal) meetings, remodeling, planning, workshop sessions + (especially from us the editorial team, really high) excitements, it might have come to the final element that makes all the equation might sum up to nil: finance. We played with at least 5 possible financial configurations, from all-paid to all-love (ha), but until the final budget meeting with ruangrupa (our host organization) is said + done, all we can do right now is only wait.
Grim as it may look, this is a partial portrait of that condition where publishing/writing is seen as only something supportive, often forgotten in the bigger picture of an (artistic) organizations’ roadmap.
Further, what it means to my everyday life is that my financial condition is pretty dire (I just found out my temporary but significant earning cuts for the next few months by the university as a consequence of my national Masters’ scholarship contract).
And by that the struggle continues…