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Reverie, Winter 2018.

Cover: Untitled by Rujuta Rao.

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unbag would like to thank the following people who made this project a reality, be it through advice, labor, or support:

Emily Andersen, Eleana Antonaki, Angela Chiappara, Mirari Echavarri, Joanna Gould, Prem Krishnamurthy, Andre Lewis, Gillian Lloyd, Jessica Meiselman, Luciana Pinchiero, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Laurel Ptak, Rujuta Rao, Sally Svwed, Gustavo Murillo Fernández-Valdés.




Dena Al-Adeeb is an artist and writer born in Baghdad, Iraq. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Davis in the American Studies Department.

Barbara E. Byrd is a multidisciplinary artist. She is a graduate of the Fine Arts BFA program at Parsons School of Design and Screen Studies BA program at Eugene Lang College.

Stephanie Roxanne Castro is an artist and graphic designer in Washington Heights, New York.She finds inspiration within her life experiences.

Brian Droitcour is a writer, translator, and curator in New York. He is associate editor at Art in America.

Anaïs Duplan is the author of Mount Carmel & the Blood of Parnassus (Monster House Press, 2017) and is the founder of the Center for Afrofuturist Studies.

Jazmin Jones is a Brooklyn-based, Bay Area-raised photographer, filmmaker, and future thot leader with the collective BUFU (By Us For Us).

Yasmin Adele Majeed is a writer in New York. She is the assistant editor for the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

M./Megan Milks is the author of Kill Marguerite and Other Stories. They have published work in Fence, LIT, and Black Warrior Review, and are the author of three chapbooks

Lara Mimosa Montes is a writer based in Minneapolis and New York. She is a senior editor at Triple Canopy.

Gili Ostfield is a writer in New York. She is an editor at Poets & Traitors Press and works on the production staff of The New Yorker.

Gabriel Pericàs is an artist, writer, and graphic designer based in Brooklyn. He is founder of Biel Books, an artist-run publishing house.

Isaac Pool is an artist in New York. He makes performances, photographs, sculptures, videos, and texts.

Omsk Social Club is an artist collective based in Berlin that utilizes Live Action Role Play (Larp) and Real Game Play (RGP).

Felicitas Rohden is a visual artist based in Brussels and Duesseldorf. Shaun Datta is a quantum information scientist based in Boston and Munich.

Nada Shalaby is a visual artist born in Cairo. Her research-based practice is situated between installation, performance, and social engagement.

Alona Weiss is a visual artist, filmmaker, and researcher, born in Israel and based in Brooklyn. Her work explores the form and interpretation of publicly accessible statues and monuments.

Danielle Wu is a writer, critic, and curator based in New York. She has contributed to ArtAsiaPacificFilthy Dreamsi-D, and Hyperallergic.




Aaron Cooper
Natalia Tuero Germán
Mylo Mendez

Operations & Production
Andy Wentz

Art Direction & Print Design
American Artist

Web Design & Web Development
Logan Lape

Additional Support
Nevona Friedman
Allison Jordan
Addison Vawters


American Artist is an artist, writer, and graphic designer from California who lives in New York. They are interested in decentering whiteness and evoking Black radical imagination.

Aaron Cooper is an artist and writer. He is from Australia and lives in Brooklyn. Aaron’s work engages narratives about contested sites and objects.

Natalia Tuero Germán is from Latin America. She works in the area of women and girls’ empowerment. She likes to dance and is currently plotting her escape from New York.

Logan Lape is an arts worker from Nevada currently based in Calgary, Alberta. His expanded practice takes the form of collaborative projects, design, events, sculpture, and temporary architectures.

Mylo Mendez is queer as fuck.

Andy Wentz is a human from the great state of Illinois who can’t stop thinking about the criteria used within communities of color to determine one’s authenticity. Interests include urban farming.