Hoax Issue 002

Issue 002 focuses on relating the local to the global, and the environmental  impact of fighting for these spaces. Produced for guerilla publishing, this issue  is a multi-functional, fold-out publication. 

Hoax is a non-profit artist-led publishing collective focused on sharing Irish  environmental perspectives. Currently existing in the form of printed  publications and interactive websites, Hoax combines submitted multimedia  content with philosophical analyses and contemporary design, acting as an all  inclusive platform for the environmentally engaged in Ireland. As a non-profit  collective, all money made from sales goes back into the project. If a physical  copy is not accessible for you, PDFs of both issues are also available on our  website. 

Inasmuch as climate anxiety propelled us to initiate an environmentalist project,  the top-down market-led trends in publishing led us to reconsider what it can  mean to share ideas. New ideas are not always accessible and often those who  could benefit the most from them are excluded. Governmental institutions claim  to support public art but continue to handle operations privately, making themselves and their work known to those with the luck of frequenting  particular circles, while consistently remaining on the outside of the popular  imagination. Local space relations such as these mirror the global  environmental issues we are facing today where the private allocation of space  forgoes the needs of communities and further widens the cognitive gap  between humanity and the natural world. Hoax is a meditation on how humanity  as a part of the natural world, can in turn engender its change through  accessible, multifunctional publishing.