Just as the terms postwar, postcolonial, and even postmodern mark the contours of new social realities shaped in the aftermath of certain historical ruptures, postcollapse defines our emergent contemporary since the fall of the Berlin Wall.




Postcollapse life is waking up one morning to find your passport no longer has a corresponding country. It’s saving money from your factory job for thirty years only to find the currency suddenly obsolete. It’s going from feeling frustrated about missing your bus, to relieved for escaping the Molotov cocktail that engulfed its passengers in flames.

postcollapse book


“East”-In-Formation: An Anti-Source Sourcebook to an Era of Postcollapse is an Internet-based experimental book that defines the postcollapse era. It assembles short stories based on real events alongside a body of artistic practices that emerge from east of the former Berlin Wall to the Great Wall of China since the early 1990s.


Postcollapse Art Network is a resource for artists, curators, and arts professionals hailing from Eastern Europe, Western and Central Asia. Membership is open to those whose professional and intellectual practice is connected with this region and its diaspora.


Mineastry of Postcollapse Art and Culture (MPAC) is a curatorial project dedicated to emerging artists from Eastern Europe, Western and Central Asia and their diasporas.



Here we are: in alphabetical order. Click on our names to visit our individual websites.

Ilknur Demirkoparan is a Turkish-born American visual artist. Her interdisciplinary practice spanning across a variety of media evokes the often baffling narratives of identity and otherness. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

Vuslat D. Katsanis is a Turkish-born scholar, artist, and literary translator working at the intersection of multiple expressive traditions. She is currently a professor at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, where she teaches interdisciplinary courses in literary arts and media studies.

Mirela Kulović is a Bosnian-born painter whose paintings and drawings explore memory and the unconscious through symbolism, figuration and abstraction. Her collaborative works include multiple international artistic and cultural projects that address the social, cultural, and psychological needs of distressed and displaced communities.