ROOM: A Sketchbook for Analytic Action is an award-winning interdisciplinary magazine conceived as an agent of community building and transformation. ROOM combines a collaborative and participatory “social turn” art practice with a psychoanalytic understanding of how change occurs. ROOM’s intersection of psychoanalysis, politics, poetry, art, and culture allows for a different perspective on the complex problems in our world and invites a greater familiarity with psychoanalysis as an important lens for social discourse. Our commitment to work across disciplines and cultures leads to a diversity of voices, community cross-fertilization, and transformation.
As analysts and editors, we actively identify and bring forth quality work that is new, meaningful, and accessible. We reach out to authors and artists who have not had opportunities to publish because of political or cultural limitations.
ROOM publishes an online and print on demand magazine 3 times year and hosts the ROOM roundtable after the publication of each issue, in which writers and readers engage in real time conversation.
In 2021 ROOM was showcased at the PEN World Voices Festival as an “indie lit mag” that “honors the art of the possible and the power of storytelling to push boundaries, challenge inherent narratives, and give voice to hope.”