To live or exist together, in peace, at the same time, or in the same place ... how is it that coexistence is a struggle?
In the summer of 2020, German publisher Slanted reached out to Nick Adam to participate in their global call for submissions that visually explores notions of coexistence in at a time when humanity constantly dividing on issues of climate change, political power, human rights, freedom of speech, wars.
The brief from the publisher: Explore coexistence — the ability to live or exist together, in peace, at the same time, or in the same place. The first time in our lives the world is changing fundamentally. We need to rethink what all this is about. Higher, faster, and further at the expense of others cannot point the way to the future. We need to question ourselves, how we want to coexist, show consideration, and take a step back.
More than 450 designers, illustrators, photographers, writers and artists from all over the world contributed including the celebrated République Studio, Niklaus Troxler, Ibán Ramón Rodríguez, Eddie Opara, Chloe Scheffe, Ian Lynam, Gregory Page, Tnop, Erich Brechbühl and many other. The work was published in October 2020 in a special issue of Slanted Magazine.