ubuntu Magazine operates on the sovereign land and waters of the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge that this land was never ceded and that both colonisation and active resistance against empire is ongoing. We pay our respects to Ancestors and Elders. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

"Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu."
(translation: a person is a person through other people)

Founded in 2023, Ubuntu is an online, interactive magazine that embraces multimedia; where an audio-series can sit right in-between a playscript and an interactive illustration. With a focus on art, culture and history, Ubuntu platforms the work of young, emerging and mid-career creatives throughout Melbourne, Australia. Engaging and collaborating with varied practices and disciplines, the magazine curates artist features and interviews, alongside newly commissioned audio, visual and written works.

Ubuntu is a word with many variations throughout the Bantu language groups of Africa. It is a philosophy of centering community care, and understanding you’re a part of a past, present and future collective. You carry both your ancestors and descendants with you, and the amount of humanity you have as a person, is dependent on how much humanity you give to others.

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A commissionThe Coloniser’s Game, a photographic-essay
by Navaal Saeed

Navaal is an emerging film photographer, focused on sharing diasporic experiences, stories, and perspectives as a way of reconciling his own. He is entranced and empowered by various mediums, from contemporary editorials and conceptual shoots, to music and cinematography.

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