Chromatic: Ten Meditations on Crisis in Art and Letters is a collection of essays and illustrations as diverse as the subject of crisis itself. Imagined and brought to life by leading UBC scholars in collaboration with local artists, Chromatic asks what it means to be in crisis and grapples with the personal and societal impacts of crisis during a time of unprecedented global upheaval. Each contributor to this diverse collection takes a profoundly different approach yet fascinating and unexpected connections emerge. The result is a book that juxtaposes gorgeous, colourful artwork with writing that will surprise and challenge you, outrage and enlighten you.
About the authors
Jennifer Ilse Black lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She achieved her B.A. and M.A. in English, Film and Theatre from the University of Manitoba, where she studied for 10 years. Black spent the majority of her time at the U of M as a student activist, working in feminist, queer, and anti-racist collectives, and serving terms on the campus students' union council and executive. Black was a student at Cartae Open School 2016-17, where she studied healing and meaning-making through the ritual and labour of textile artistry.
Carrie Jenkins is Canada Research Chair and professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia.
Michelle Stack is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia.