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refuse: (v)(n)(–) is Worm’s first online issue that frames today’s environmental challenges alongside the current climate for creative production. Through three interpretations of the word refuse, as a verb, a noun, and a hyphenated potential, this curatorial project focuses on ecological resistance, deterioration and restoration. Worm presents 16 artists and practitioners through 13 stimulating and diverse works, gathered together as commissions and through an open call. It is important to consider that most of these overlap in the (v)(n)(-) arrangement, some even extend past these definitions and in turn activate a refusal to be codified. They traverse the tangential spaces beyond the territories of discourse, and offer useful and exciting interpretations not to be defined by but to think with.