Oakland

Photography

Adreinne Waheed photographs Black joy and resistance across the diaspora

“When you live under the control of a white supremacist system that tells you that your skin, your hair, your body, your natural way of being is wrong or an aberration, the audacity to live, thrive and be joyful is resistance."
Manna Zel
8.12.20
Culture

Watch Oakland's queer skate kids shred in these mini documentaries

Tyler Kohlhoff’s videos capture the free-wheeling, punk spirit of these young skaters and their revolutionary ideas on identity, gender and sex.
Nicole DeMarco
3.5.20
Culture

'not ur baby' provides sanctuary for womxn and non-binary creatives

Inside artist Vanessa Vigil's pop-up exhibition and all-day celebration in Oakland.
Angela Savage
10.10.19
Music

club chai is one of oakland's most revered music collectives

As they move into their fourth year of diverse music and events, i-D talks to founders Lara Sarkissian and Esra Canoğullari.
Nick Fulton
1.3.19
Culture

unity press and skateboards put on a group art show by and for qtpoc skaters

i-D meets the curator and artists behind 'Pave,' on view now at LA's New Image Art Gallery.
Liam Casey
12.6.18
Music

spellling's ominous disco speaks to the ghosts of slavery

On shimmering new track 'Haunted Water,' the Oakland producer traces the path of the Middle Passage — and turns an eye to the global refugee crisis.
Nick Fulton
11.13.18
Music

prescription drugs, transphobia, grief — ah mer ah su takes it all on with pop music

The Oakland musician’s startling EP ‘Rebecca’ examines magic, community, apathetic activism, and bullshit wokeness. i-D Australia chats with her while on tour down under.
Wendy Syfret
4.21.17
Culture

get to know unity, a radically queer skate company

Bay Area-based artist and zine master Jeffrey Cheung is creating a rainbow coalition of riders. He wants you to join the Unity crew, too.
Emily Manning
2.10.17
News

oakland mayor announces plan for safe and affordable art spaces

Following the devastating fire that claimed 36 lives at an Oakland arts space known as the Ghost Ship.
Hannah Ongley
12.8.16
Music

next-generation oakland rapper kamaiyah takes her cues from 90s hip-hop legends

Get to know the next-generation musician on YG's epic 'Fuck Donald Trump' tour.
Jackson Howard
11.4.16