I’m producing a series of essays on love and power for Emerge, a platform highlighting ways of thinking that are sowing the seeds of a new civilisation.
The series are centred around Exousiance, a concept I coined in Sensuous Knowledge with the purpose to reimagine power. Exousiance interweaves the nonhuman natural world, feminist theory, mythopoetic imagery and social criticism.
In this global moment where a global crisis, in the form of the COVID-19 virus, is not only subverting humanity’s power but humanity’s idea of power, we need new conceptual resources in the pivotal discussions. I’m writing the series with the intellectual pleasure writing gives me, but also with a sense of urgency.
In the first part of the series, which you can read here, I discuss exousiance in the context of COVID-19, and spiritual-decolonial-feminist-ecological-erotic states of mind.
Featured image is by Abayomi Barber, whose work I can’t seem to get enough of as you might know, if you are a regular reader. I write more about his work in “Of Power”, the chapter in my book where exousiance stems from.