How do museums respond to the urgency of the moment? In what ways can they be critically transformed to foster social justice work?
Fwd: Museums, an inclusive, cross-disciplinary journal, shares interventions, experiments, and community dialogues within and outside of museums. Our contributors reexamine, critique, and challenge museums as socially responsive spaces. In our second issue, themed "small," you will find artwork, essays, poetry, and other creative forms that explore topics such as: Small alternative exhibition spaces; Marginalized identities challenging dominant structures; Impacts of small objects in and outside of museums; Unique possibilities, challenges, and contexts offered by small museums and exhibitions; Perspectives of museum workers in "small" positions; Smallness and consumability. Now it's your turn. We're looking Fwd to continuing the conversation. 1 Table of Contents 2 Acknowledgements & Publication Team 3 Language Matters by Javairia Shahid 4 Welcome by The Floating Museum 5 Introduction by Sarita Hernández 6 Value of Small Things 7 The Society of Smallness; A Brief History by Georgina Valverde 8 Life in Miniature: An Ode to the Thorne Rooms by Elizabeth Lalley 9 Fresh Theft: Consuming Art by Yasmin Zacaria Mitchel 10 Small Things with Great Love: An Art Department - Library Exhibition Initiative by Jane Darcovich 11 A Conversation By The Loo on Artist Run Spaces by Noora Al Balushi 12 Engagement 13 Lift to release (white cube) by Juan Camilo Guzmán 14 Expanding Care: Curation in the Age of Engagement by Aletheia Wittman 15 Size Misprint: Architecture of Power by Silvia Gonzalez 16 Small objects, big impact by Laura Phillips 17 Marginalization 18 The Art Museum Chasm by Marjorie Schwarzer 19 Critical Narratives of the Marginalized by Karen Vidángos 20 La Madre Chiquita by William Camargo 21 The World in a Box by Tim Gorichanaz 22 Location 23 Compressed, Compact, Concise, and Refined: A Museum in Switzerland by Deniz Balık 24 Air, Water, and Earth: Lessons on communication from a museum in the mountains by Michelle Dezember 25 Open Table by Roni Packer 26 Hong Kong Identity: Utilizing the Small to Challenge the Big by Benjamin J. Hruska 27 The Fine Art of Reduction: Diminishment, Distance and Taylor's Panorama of Sydney by Meighen S. Katz 28 Disturbing Histories 29 Book Review--Museums, Heritage, and Indigenous Voice: Decolonising the Museum by Alexis Mixon 30 Selections from "Focusing (Vol. II)" by alejandro t. acierto 31 Book Review--Bone Rooms: Shedding Light on the Problematic Past of Anthropologists and Museums by Benjamin L. Locke 32 Confronting the Holocaust: Immersive Counter-Memorials as Sites of Collective Memory by Lillian Hussong 33 The White Palace of the West by Jonathan Kelley 34 About the Contributors