A Credible Utopia: Essays on Selected Films of Werner Schroeter

FORTHCOMING Summer 2022

A Credible Utopia: Essays on Selected Films of Werner Schroeter offers a unique and personal insight into Schroeter’s cinematic universe. Many of the films discussed in this book are those upon which Schroeter’s worldwide reputation rests. Der Bomberpilot is an absurdist comedy, The Death of Maria Malibran is a film about ecstatic redemption in death,[…]

Speaking for the Social: A Catalogue of Methods

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FORTHCOMING Spring 2022

What does it mean to “speak for the social” in projects of technical and infrastructural change? This is the problem that the contributors to Speaking for the Social: A Catalogue of Methods set out to explore through a series of creative interventions that reimagine the role for qualitative social science in understanding and shaping design[…]

The Angels Won’t Help You

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FORTHCOMING Summer 2022

The Angels Won’t Help You is a book about the uniqueness and primacy of help, particularly in relation to care, love, and caritas. It relies heavily on psychoanalytic and philosophical accounts of help and care and finds that help requires the establishment of a real relationship between persons, where help is given and received in[…]

Resistance

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FORTHCOMING Fall 2021

Resistance exposes a selection of overtly non-conformist positions in the contemporary visual art scene of Albania vis-à-vis the most recent social, political and economic turmoils in the Western Balkans – a region marked by the dark side of political governances that have remained “democratic” in their outward appearance (especially toward the European Union), while dramatically[…]

Works for Works, Book 1: Useless Beauty

FORTHCOMING Winter 2022

Works for Works, Book 1: Useless Beauty tackles “legacy” issues of intellectual property rights (IPR) in artistic scholarship and proposes a category or class of works that has no relation to IPR or to proprietary regimes of copyright and academic privilege. Effectively a structuralist argument for establishing new forms of artistic scholarship that operate in[…]

Building Black: Towards Antiracist Architecture

FORTHCOMING Winter 2022

Building Black: Towards Antiracist Architecture brings together the forefront of thinking in Black studies and architectural theory. Architecture and urban planning are only recently confronting their constitution of race as a social referent, and their part in the establishment of racism. Most of these recent works propose projects that respond to their surroundings, that merge into[…]

Warez: The Infrastructure and Aesthetics of Piracy

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FORTHCOMING Fall 2021

When most people think of piracy, they think of Bittorrent and The Pirate Bay. These public manifestations of piracy, though, conceal an elite worldwide, underground, organized network of pirate groups who specialize in obtaining media before their official sale date and then racing against one another to release the material for free. Warez: The Infrastructure[…]

Suture: Trauma and Trans Becoming

FORTHCOMING Fall 2021

The landscape of trauma is scattered with ghosts. Wolves hunkering in the shadows. Memory’s spectral persistence and evasion. Leaky bodies and selves gathered up in the storm of pain. Genders imposed and genders made. History’s cruel excisions, scars, the spillage of wounds. A landscape in which we are nevertheless called to build home. Here, “storytelling[…]