This issue is born out of forest fires and deforestation. It is born out of extraction and despoliation, which ravage landscapes and people, including unique and irreplaceable lifeways, languages and cultures. This issue is born out of anger and despair for irretrievable losses, including plant and animal relations we will never see again. This issue is dedicated to the three billion animals that lost their lives on this continent in the summer of 2019–20, losses subsequently eclipsed by a virus spiralling out of control in the anthroposphere. But this issue is also born out of fierce love and an undying spirit of joy, as we celebrate the indescribable beauty that still lives on this planet, and fight for its ‘ongoingness’, its ‘survivance’.
Editor: Tessa Laird
Contributors: Peter Waples-Crowe, Mykaela Saunders, Alexis Wright, Cecilia Vicuña, Danni Zuvela, Alexis Milonopoulos, Nick Modrzewski, Caitlin Franzmann, Camila Marambio, Sophie Chao, Mick Taussig, Niningka Lewis, Linda Stupart, Sebastian Wiedemann, Richard Orjis, Kuai Shen, Debris Facility, Nicholas Mangan, Tony Birch, Chris Berthelsen, Xin Cheng