Akademi Mag

is creating a print magazine about progressive politics, theory, and art!

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$2
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With your monthly support of $2 (roughly 149), you are providing us with the support we need to sustain a unique self-managed publishing project. Every single dollar, rupee, or euro matters to us— now more than ever as independent media is under constant threat in India. On top of our gratitude, patrons in this tier will receive a monthly digital zine designed to be read like an ebook and a public declaration of our appreciation on our website and social media handles! Your subscription will allow us to pay all our part-time team and contributors fairly! With sufficient support, we might also expand into new exciting formats - The Akademi Podcast, anyone?
  • A monthly digital publication designed to be read like an ebook!
  • Recognition on our supporters page and social media (if you wish)

Super-Patron

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$5
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With your monthly support of $5 (roughly 373), you are providing us with the support we need to sustain a unique self-managed publishing project. On top of our gratitude, patrons in this tier will receive a lovely Akademi tote bag, a monthly e-zine, and public declaration of our appreciation on our website and social media handles! Every single dollar, rupee, or euro matters to us— now more than ever as independent media is under constant threat in India. Your solidarity subscription will allow us to pay all our part-time team and contributors fairly! With sufficient support, we might also expand into new exciting formats - The Akademi Podcast, anyone? 
  • A monthly digital publication designed to be read like an ebook!
  • Recognition on our supporters page and social media (if you wish)
  • A lovely Akademi tote bag. We will send out the bag after the 3rd month!

The Designer/Activist

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$10
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This is a special tier for digital artists, designers, and publishers who would like to get access to source files and licenses for artworks published on our platform! With your monthly support of $10 (roughly 747), you are providing us with the support we need to sustain a well designed and unique self-managed publishing project. Every single dollar, rupee, or euro matters to us— now more than ever as independent media is under constant threat in India. Your solidarity subscription will allow us to involve designers and artists from diverse socio-economic backgrounds and pay them fairly! With sufficient support, we might also expand into new exciting formats - We've been thinking of making a series of animated video guides on the history of dissent in South Asia!
  • A monthly digital publication designed to be read like an ebook!
  • Recognition on our supporters page and social media (if you wish)
  • A lovely Akademi tote bag. We will send out the bag after the 3rd month!
  • Access to source files, behind-the-artwork tutorials, and the license to use some of our art with credit!

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About

Due to the economic impact of COVID-19, your support is more valuable than ever. For as little as $2 a month, you can help sustain Akademi for your fellow readers. Thank you.

Akademi Magazine is an independent print and digital publication based out of New Delhi, India. The print magazine is due to release later this year and will feature in-depth long-form articles, photo essays, and short critical commentary pieces, all dedicated to exploring the different facets of philosophy, politics, society, and culture. We currently publish a fortnightly newsletter in collaboration with Sukhnidh Kaur.

Each thematic issue aspires to make contributions to the public discourse and look more deeply into unplumbed questions and unexamined assumptions plaguing our contemporary existence. The central tenet of the publishing, editorial, and artistic practice that Akademi embodies is the necessity of linking theory and practice together by engaging in a mode of enquiry that intertwines facts & figures with progressive norms, ideals, and action.

Our wager is that with more visibility and reach, publications such as ours who are deeply committed to progressive counter projects and movements can aid in diluting the thrall of uncritical politics in India and elsewhere. As a bi-annual magazine, we cannot cover events in real-time. This is not journalism, not in the least. We’ll be relying heavily on the journalistic endeavours of other publications. We cannot offer news, but we can step in to give readers a platform that encourages reflection and critical engagement, albeit at a much slower pace than the news cycle. 
Goals
$226.72 of $500 per month
As much as we love Love, Pavemented, we are itching to do more! Our first proper goal is to raise $500 a month. With this, we will be able to employ one part-time fact-checking and editorial staff member each to work between 10-15 hours a week. Involving a dedicated copyeditor and fact-checker in our editorial process will make our digital and print publications more compelling and! 
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