Link List #125: Slow fashion, Afrofuturism, and why there’s no such thing as an urgent email

This week we’ve been reading about the Berlin exhibition on Afrofuturism that didn’t show any work by black artists, how to reclaim our downtime with more assertive out of office messages, and how to combat fast fashion by making our clothes last for as long as possible.

Rashid Johnson, Antoine's Organ, 2016. Courtesy: the artist and Hauser & Wirth
  • With sustainability being one of the key issues facing the fashion industry today, The Guardian talks to experts about the best ways—from laundering to moth proofing—to make your clothes last for as long as possible.
  • Last week, as part of their weekly news round-up, Frieze took a look at the Afrofuturism exhibition at Berlin’s Künstlerhaus Bethanien which failed to include the work of any black artists.
  • In an age where smartphones make it increasingly hard to maintain a work-life balance, Huck Magazine asserts that—despite what your boss may tell you—there’s no such thing as an urgent email.
  • Over thirty years since his death, the accomplished novelist and essayist James Baldwin remains a touchstone for many in the creative industries. To celebrate his birthday, Literary Hub has collated some of his most inspirational quotes.
  • Drawing on his Egyptian, American, and Muslim heritage, photographer Marwan Bassiouni photographs the Dutch countryside through Mosque windows in an effort to capture a unique form of Western Muslim identity. Find out more on It’s Nice That.
  • Berlin Art Link takes a look at Garden of Earthly Delights, a new exhibition at Berlin’s Gropius Bau. Featuring work by the likes of Yayoi Kusama and John Cage, the group show examines the garden as a metaphor for the present state of the world.

Hopefully you enjoyed the reads from this week’s Link List, but if you’ve still got an internet itch to scratch, you can find more here.

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Text: Emily May