We believe that while the quarantine will not last forever, the effects of COVID-19 will. This begs the question, how we will continue to interact with one another in a post-COVID-19 world? Will we use this opportunity to disrupt current oppressive systems and create ones of compassion, justice, and mutual aid and understanding? At ARTE, we believe we have no other choice but to move forward and create the more just world we envision, the New Normal.

The arts are one way that we can envision a new world, particularly one that no longer has unjust systems of incarceration and detention. As inspiration, artist Paige Adamczak created two zines about how COVID-19 affects people directly impacted by the mass incarceration and detention systems. 

We invite you to create artwork addressing the prompt, "What does a world without incarceration look like?" If you would like to share your artwork with us, please tag us on IG or Twitter using @artejustice, use the hashtag #worldwithoutincarceration, or email us at info(a)artejustice.org. We'll choose some of our favorite pieces to highlight here in this digital gallery space. 

#FreeThemAll #WorldWithoutIncarceration

To learn more about how to create zines, click here

To order custom artwork from Paige, click here

All artwork owned by artist Paige Adamczak.