a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
This piece explores centers of gravity in the context of climate injustices, particularly the disproportional impact of flooding on Black, Latine, Indigenous, and low-income communities. [It] was produced digitally on Procreate. As a queer, Latinx artist and disaster scholar, [Intimate Persistence] brings together many of my academic interests to capture the injustices of today, but also imagine just futures.
Jorge Losoya is from Del Rio, Texas. His academic background is in geography, urban planning, and Latin American studies. Currently, he is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Urban and Regional Sciences program at Texas A&M University. His research interests tackle issues of justice in climate and hazard mitigation planning. He is particularly interested in the role community knowledge can subvert technocratic understanding of social vulnerability in climate and hazard planning. As a visual artist, he also is interested in art as knowledge production and a subversive space to collectively imagine just futures. Themes of horror, science fiction, and nature are common themes in Jorge’s artwork. He explores his experience of the borderlands and produces pieces linked to his scholarly interests. Jorge typically works with graphite pencils, colored pencils, ink pens, and digital art.