Belliful—BRI summer updates

Dear Friends and Strangers, Welcome to the Belliful—an assuredly not-absurd neologism meaning simply “full of of the war“—our new ongoing segment for updates, lewd pictures, and all the little things we think are worth telling all you lovely strangers about (with some experimentation in puns). Expect one every once in a while or maybe only occasionally, depending on how we’re feeling. the belli is pregnant … Continue reading Belliful—BRI summer updates

Why MPD Pulls Guns on Highschoolers and Sends Tactical Vehicles to Dance Parties

*Note: The article was hastily written a while back but the narrative and ideas presented still feel as pertinent as ever.* On January 19th, we tried to host a public dance party in Uptown in south Minneapolis. We asked people to meet up in a grassy spot by the Walker Library and were planning on dancing around with strangers to some hip-hop on our tiny … Continue reading Why MPD Pulls Guns on Highschoolers and Sends Tactical Vehicles to Dance Parties

A Field Guide to Protests: The Protest Marshal

I. The protest marshal wears a neon vest and has a walkie-talkie. The protest marshal sets themself apart in the protest by wearing a high-visibility vest, making their position look like one of expertise and authority. The intention to be seen is paradoxical: even though they stand out visually, the generic safety vest makes them also look like the invisible worker of any urban environment. … Continue reading A Field Guide to Protests: The Protest Marshal

the belli research institute: how is it to be done

This is the inaugural post for the foundling Belli Research Institute, the beginning of what we hope will be a prolific and troubling project. Belli, which is Latin for in the war and of the war, reflects to us critical thots the epoch of civil war, that global condition subsuming and defining the whole of existence – what some call the Anthropocene. With this platform … Continue reading the belli research institute: how is it to be done