Margo Bergamini is a writer interested in cultural currents critical of modernity. She researches online reactionary subcultures like the alt-right and its various competing present-day successors, all of which are themselves distinctly modern. Her essays investigate these groups’ — and others’ — autodidactic efforts, and how these efforts express a desire for beauty and refinement that neither platforms nor contemporary institutes can satisfy.
Margo is co-director of “Do Not Research,” a publishing platform. Her essays can be found there. Her poetry — which engages with the poetic tradition’s broader reaction to modernity and progress — can be found here on her Instagram: @ismargohere.