Citizen is a new bi-annual magazine. A contribution and collective portfolio documenting black culture, intellect, aesthetic and nuance - rooted in collaboration and connection. Citizen is centered in blackness, but aims to bring everyone in, it’s simply for those who are interesting and interested in culture at large.
In this issue:
Issue 1: Matter - in its most elemental definition, the word "matter" denotes a thing that occupies space. When we are young we are told that to exist we must be a weighted thing. In this way, to be black is a thing at odds with itself, to both carry so much weight yet also to be denied space. The inaugural issue of Citizen intends to ask in many ways and, in some, answer in some, what it means for black lives to take up space, for the images and ideas of black people to insist on their known existence.