Lumpen magazine is an independent, critical arts and culture publication, published 3 times a year with a circulation of 10-15,000 copies per issue. It is a project by the Public Media Institute, a non profit 501 C3 corporation.
Lumpen magazine can be found in hundreds of outlets across Chicago and United States. Via our media projects, events and festivals we are fighting monoculture in all of its forms—and celebrating the vibrancy of emerging cultures.
The magazine is our oldest project, a home base or point of entry for everything else we create. In the last 126 issues and 24+ years our goal has stayed the same: present relevant cultural and political information to our readers.
In that time we’ve expanded our activities to producing events, exhibitions, festivals, other publications, art/activist projects as well as other media.
Please subscribe for $21 for 3 issues a year.