CMA Journal
Issue Seven: Responding to Site Specificity

We began work on our seventh issue, Responding to Site Specificity, prior the occupation of the RCMP at the Unist’ot’en Camp. The weeks of mounting protest in BC and across the country has shown us that the question of site extends beyond institutional critique of the gallery or museum and demonstrates the urgent importance of acting as a witness to the land itself.

We release Issue 7 in solidarity with the Land Defenders of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, and in support of the blockades in British Columbia and across Canada to prevent the unlawful occupation of the RCMP and CGL on unceded territory. We recognize the strong work of our contributors to this issue, who remind us of the inextricable relationship between our bodies and space, and our lives and the land.

This issue was edited by Lea Hogan and Jennifer Anderson, with editorial support from Mohammed Zaki Rezwan, Mallory Gemmell, Israt Taslim, Wei Hsin Lee, Faune Ybarra, Olivia Valenza, and me. As always, we are grateful to our home at the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU, our web editor, Brady Cranfield, and our Faculty Advisor, Dr. Laura U. Marks.

All eyes on Wet’suwet’en. All eyes on Unist’ot’en.

In Solidarity,

Yani Kong
Managing Editor