catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Let's Get Together 6

vol. 7, num. 16 :: 2008.09.12 — 2008.09.26

Celebrating six years of publishing catapult magazine with our annual issue on the gift of community. The image in the issue banner is a photograph taken by Neil E. Das at the Light Project (St. Louis, MO). The pictured installation is Chorus by Sebastian Hungerer and Rainer Kehres.



Nameless community

An image-rich tour through a place you may or may not recognize, a place you may have been in but not seen.

Illuminated evening

A visit to a collection of art installations prompts thoughts about the relationships between art and community.


A history of tables

A piece of furniture forms a literal and symbolic stopping point in a life story.


Shrinking world

How globalization both strengthens and discourages community.

At home alone hospitality

Taking another look around an empty room reveals another kind of community, and subsequent responsibility.

Resident alien transplant

Taking up life in a new community at a different stage of life presents challenges and promises.

Home away from home

A report from the biennial conference, co-sponsored by *cino and Russet House Farm.


Grant’s recommendations 9.12.08

A French farce about WWI and hiphop music from a Somali refugee.


In case you missed it the first time

A four-letter word

Overuse of the word community beckons us to rediscover its meaning.

A castle community

An interview with Monique Sliedrecht, artist-in-residence at Freswick Castle in northern Scotland.

Sinking down

On gaining a "sense of place" through knowledge of nightmares.

Weaving the web

Unpacking the Urban Paradox: Creating Inclusive Community

Todd Epp writes about Jean Vanier's legacy in Hamilton, Ontario.



A music video about being supported in community.


24 Hours at the Golden Apple

A record of what happens when TAL staff decide to spend one whole day at a 24-hour restaurant.




"Community is bullshit"

A harsh welcome becomes a meaningful message.

daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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