Covert Plants: Vegetal Consciousness and Agency in an Anthropocentric World

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FORTHCOMING Autumn 2017

Covert Plants contributes to newly emerging discourses on the implications of vegetal life for the arts and culture. This stretches to changes in our perception of ‘nature’ and to the adapting roles of botany, evolutionary ecology, and environmental aesthetics in the humanities. Its editors and contributors seek various expressions of vegetal life rather than the[…]

Heathen Earth: Trumpism and Political Ecology

Published: 05/09/2017

Read an Excerpt from Heathen Earth Here! Heathen Earth: Trumpism and Political Ecology looks beyond the rising fortunes of authoritarian nationalism in a fossil-fueled late capitalist world to encounter its conditions. Trumpism represents an alternative to the forces undermining the very cosmology of the modern West from two opposing directions. The global economy, the pinnacle[…]

Urban Re-industrialization

Published: 07/25/2017

Read an Excerpt from Urban Re-industrialization Here! Urban re-industrialisation could be seen as a method of increasing business effectiveness in the context of a politically stimulated ‘green economy’; it could also be seen as a nostalgic mutation of a creative-class concept, focused on 3D printing, ‘boutique manufacturing’ and crafts. These two notions place urban re-industrialisation[…]

Christina McPhee: A Commonplace Book

FORTHCOMING Autumn 2017

“Let us take down one of those old notebooks which we have all, at one time or another, had a passion for beginning. Most of the pages are blank, it is true; but at the beginning we shall find a certain number very beautifully covered with a strikingly legible handwriting….here we have copied out fine[…]

Elemental Disappearances

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Published: 11/28/2016

The marauder’s fragment … positions itself in the prism between futility, annihilation, and playful diversion. And still, it is here that we find the last chance for a world. The things sought after here are apparitional: they appear and disappear at will; they perfect the art of materialization and vanishing. Such is the nature of living dangerously, and with it the[…]

Rescuing Democracy

Published: 10/27/2016

Read an Excerpt from Rescuing Democracy Here! This book proposes a new institution — the ‘People’s Forum’ — to enable democratic governments to effectively address long-running issues like global warming and inequality. It would help citizens decide what strategic problems their government must fix, especially where this requires them to suffer some inconvenience or cost.[…]

And Another Thing

Published: 06/18/2016

In And Another Thing: Nonanthropocentrism and Art, Katherine Behar and Emmy Mikelson explore how artists engage with nonanthropocentrism, one of the primary tenets shared by recent speculative realist and new materialist philosophies. Extending their investigations in And Another Thing, an exhibition which the authors curated in 2011, this volume documents both that exhibition and expands[…]