“Toward Be/Longing” is a print media installation and book project created over two years of exchanges on Craigslist’s now defunct Personals section.

Craigslist Personals was something of an early dating platform wherein users could submit postings to catch the attention of others. Overtime, it became a multi use space that supported many ways of connecting, be it through sex work, resource sharing, or the public divulging personal secrets. “Toward Be/Longing” was developed as an effort to preserve, archive and pay homage to the unlikely digital communities that flourished across the platform.

To purchase a copy of Toward Be/Longing, please contact me at naakitafkiss@gmail.com.

Installation photos by Corinne Beaumier.