The concept of Caribbean InTransit is to provide a creative ‘meeting place’ for Caribbean artists to share their thought provoking ideas and works within a community of cultural producers, students, scholars, activists, and entrepreneurs. The Caribbean InTransit movement will function as a point of access for these individuals and groups, who in turn will then be able to use these resources as sociopolitical tools for progressive change within the Caribbean and its multiple Diasporas.
The journal welcomes academic papers, reviews, interviews and works that straddle these forms. Artworks
are also invited including but not limited to poetry, music, architecture, dance, film, photography and fine art. The journal also features papers in Spanish, French and Dutch.
Our Editorial and technical team are based in Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Jamaica, Barbados, Bahamas, Virginia, Massachusetts, UK, Martinique, Aruba, Curacao and Haiti. Guest Editors who are established scholars are invited to edit each issue. This ensures a global reach for the journal. Thus far our Guest Editors are from or based in the following countries: Trinidad, Jamaica, Canada, Barbados, New York and Germany. The launch of the first issue took place at the National Gallery of Jamaica and Caribbean InTransit participated in a panel discussion on Art Publishing in the Caribbean for the occasion. The first issue was launched in conjunction with ARC magazine. For the second issue, Caribbean InTransit launched at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad along with a panel on "Easy Access: Art, Technology, Availability, Impact". In May 2011, Caribbean InTransit hosted a symposium in conjunction with the Art Museum of the Americas, Washington DC and George Mason University, Virginia on the Caribbean Arts. The event was held at the Art Museum of the Americas. Caribbean InTransit also hosted an exhibition of twelve Caribbean artists at the International Development Bank, Staff Gallery in June 2011 as part of the official program for Caribbean-American Heritage Month and the Allspice Festival of the Arts. Artists were from the Diasporas, Francophone, Anglophone and Dutch Caribbean. Caribbean InTransit produced a catalog with an introductory essay for the exhibition.
The Caribbean InTransit journal is primarily published online with special print editions of specific volumes. Our advisers are members of the Smithsonian Institution, George Mason University and the Caribbean artist Christopher Cozier; We have already collaborated with/gained the support of or subscriptions from the National Gallery of Jamaica, the Floating Lab Collective, Provisions Library (GMU, Washington DC), Belmont Boys High School (Trinidad), the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (Trinidad), CARICOM and several established young scholars. We currently print 25 copies per issue, which are used to further advertize the project through distribution at conferences and events and to provide our sponsors with a copy. Caribbean InTransit has secured its first book contract with Caribbean Studies Press and will publish its first book this year. The book is entitled "Glocal Archipelago: Art, Location and the Caribbean".
Caribbean InTransit uses a double blind peer review process. Members of the Caribbean In Transit team do a preliminary overview of submissions, which are then passed to the Guest Editor who makes a preliminary selection. Blind Peer Reviewers are then selected in discussion with Caribbean In Transit based on the topics selected and in order to have as wide a reviewer pool as possible. Authors are sent comments, advised of acceptance and asked to review based on recommendations of the reviewers and any additional comments by the Guest Editor.
"This is Me" is an arts workshop series staged by Caribbean InTransit, the first of which was held in Trinidad in March 2012. The workshop is usually photography based catering mostly to high-school aged students. The workshop seeks to provide Caribbean-American youth with a platform to express themselves, their concerns and their realities through art. The workshop’s main aim is to encourage and establish inter-regional and intra-generational dialogue, to break down barriers and encourage collaboration through art, facilitate the transference of knowledge and skills and to encourage new levels of self-awareness and esteem in youth. The workshop takes the form of mentorship and training in photography using mobile technologies.
Issue 2 features articles on :
3canal by Marsha Pearce
L'Antech dance style by L'Antoinette Osunide Stines
the Haitia Ghetto Biennial by David Frohnapfel and much more
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