Collection: Local Disturbances

In ecology, a “local disturbance” refers to a disruption in a specific area that can spill out into broader infrastructure, environments, and/or communities. At UKAI Projects, Local Disturbances include media production, workshops, talks, parties, publications, and field recordings that are constrained in time and space but that are designed to disturb broader systems.

Proceeds from our Local Disturbances work goes toward mutual aid and other support. For 2024, we are helping Afghan journalists and writers whose lives are at risk as a result of their work criticizing the Taliban. Many have fled to Pakistan but now face forced return and their lives are at risk. Some European countries are offering visas to journalists and UKAI is supporting finances for travel and logistics. So far, ticket and merchandise sales have supported two families to find their way to France and we will continue to support those in need.