February 10th, 2020

What does it mean to be “riverine”? A collage by artist, writer, and activist Shanai Matteson

Artist, writer, and activist Shanai Matteson’s contribution weaves together a collage of her own past memories and readings of the Mississippi River with her more recent experience as part of the Anthropocene River journey. In this text she asks why the reading of one river with borders and boundaries continues to endure, when to be “riverine,” is to be one defined by “all the water that moves through her”—to know many rivers.