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Amber Officer-Narvasa

is a writer and researcher based in New York.

Alvin Armstrong: This Place Looks Different

Even when they are supposed to be still, Armstrong’s figures keep moving: heads leaned towards each other, gossiping or observing, bodies out of the frame, partaking in mundane dramas only illustrated by their feet, staring plaintively with gazes that go on and on.

Ebony G. Patterson: dig between the cuts, beneath the leaves, below the soil?

In 1899, the British colonial administration in Jamaica passed a set of legislation known as the Public Gardens Regulation Act. Designed to systematize the maintenance of public spaces throughout the island, the act established a framework of policing and punishment on “any land maintained at public expense.”


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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