My name is Jean-Paul Martinon. I am a writer based in London.
I am a Reader in Visual Cultures and Philosophy in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths College, University of London.


This website is part of a writing project consisting in sketching a body of thought in a situation whereby the course of this sketch is never determined in advance. This writing project encompasses philosophy and creative works.

African Thought

Part of this project also consist in supporting and promoting the work of lesser known African thinkers who, against all forms of adversity, have stalwartly created bodies of work that challenge conventional western paradigms.


Writing never takes places in a vacuum. It is also above all a practice of sharing the excitement of discovering new ideas, unexpected perspectives, and challenging thoughts in seminars or lectures.