Insurrectionary Infrastructures

FORTHCOMING Winter 2017/2018

Opponents of states and capital must be prepared to defend ourselves. To understand the nature of the state is to know that it will attack to kill when and where it feels a threat to its authority and power. But the struggles against exploitation, oppression, and repression must also move to the offensive. With the[…]

Ways of Being

FORTHCOMING Summer 2018

Email me when the book is released! Ways of Being is a book, a deck of cards, and an open-access website that aims to provide a guide for artists and arts educators to: (1) understand the social lives of artworks, using systems thinking and life-cycle analysis; (2) assess the social conditions in which artworks and[…]

Athens and the War on Public Space: Tracing a City in Crisis

FORTHCOMING Fall 2017

Drifting away from an eerily empty avenue, a lonely figure heads downstairs, into a metro station… Sometimes, the maelstrom of a crisis can be captured in a single image. The image of the mundane, barely noticeable movement of an urban dweller as they go about their everyday life. Athens and the War on Public Space[…]

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[…]

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.[…]

Crisis States: Governance, Resistance & Precarious Capitalism

Published: 07/05/2016

Read Table of Contents + Opening Chapter Here! This is an age of crisis: economic, political, environmental, and social. Yet the nature of contemporary crisis is often misunderstood. Crisis, rather than being accidental or episodic – as is too often assumed – has been a regular feature of state practice in the neoliberal austerity regimes[…]

More&More (The Invisible Oceans)

Published: 01/29/2016

More&More is an art and research project that explores the language and mechanics of global trade, container shipping, and the exchange of goods. It questions a mercantile structure that by necessity disallows the presence of ocean as a real space in order to flatten the world into a Pangaea of capital. The project is presented[…]