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Sedimenta is an independent, bi-annual journal and publishing platform based in Chicago and Pittsburgh. Unfolding through dispatches and collaborations, the ongoing project de-stratifies traditional disciplinary boundaries through conversations, essays, reviews, and, in the future, online exhibitions, artist talks, and more. Surfacing from a misreading of a word split between two lines, Sedimenta investigates artistic and scholarly practices belonging to the Earth and its metabolic, cultural processes.


We bring together works of art, literature, conversations, and essays on intersecting intellectual, artistic, and political currents and study the effects of contemporary disruptions from a historical lens. Transgressing disciplinary boundaries, we convene dispatches from the environmental humanities and sciences, studies in sustainable design and technology, and extinction and ecological studies. Sedimenta issues from this de-stratification.