About Us

Mónica Belevan is a philosopher, historian, editor and translator with an MDesS in the History and Philosophy of Design by the Harvard GSD. She is the author of two books, numerous pieces of fiction and non-fiction, and the Peruvian exhibition catalogue for the 17th Venice Biennale.

Alonso Toledo is Strategy Director of Consulting at Gensler. He is an architect, MSc, LEED AP, PMP, mythologist and entrepreneur with a postgraduate in Design of Cities by SCI-Arc. He writes a substack on Applied Mythology.

They co-founded Diacrítica, a multihyphenate design, consulting and project management firm producing buildings, policy research and proposals, and the e-journal www.lapsuslima.com.

They live in San Francisco, California.

Covidian Æsthetics examines the shifts in sensibility and focus provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic. It features original and archival writing and lectures, and some of the best cultural criticism being written today.


You can reach us at mb@diacritica.com [Twitter @lapsuslima] and at@diacritica.com [Twitter @diacriticon].

Submissions Policy

Contributions are assessed exclusively on relevance and merit. We welcome pseudonymous submissions.


We thank Cēsu Pluriversitāte, Journal des Rêves, Mousse Magazine, Spike Art Magazine, the Contain and Outsider Theory podcasts and ribbonfarm.com for their permission to reprint, reproduce, expand, annotate and modify work originally produced for or published by them.

Archive and Hashtags

Associated Twitter hashtags are #2020mythos / #2021mythos / #AllTomorrowsParties / #CovidianAesthetics / #Hyperbaroque / #Kulturinstinkt / #OccupancyManifesto / #TypographicParanoia

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The shape of things to come: through a glass, sharply.


Mónica Belevan

Drink full and ascend.