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Per Illner (Ed.), Unworking (2020)

Size 11 × 18 cm aprox. 220 Pages English ISBN 978-3-941360-67-9 20.00 € Release Date: Spring 2020 Peer Illner (ed.) Unworking August Akademie With contributions by Kathrin Busch, Alexander Garcia Düttmann, Alison Hugill, Anthony Iles, Peer Illner, Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, … Continue reading

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Inventory’s paper assembly: fierce sociology, sovereignty and self-organisation in London’s small press publishing scene 1995 to 2005

Inventory’s paper assembly: fierce sociology, sovereignty and self-organisation in London’s small press publishing scene 1995 to 2005 Iles, Anthony (2019) Inventory’s paper assembly: fierce sociology, sovereignty and self-organisation in London’s small press publishing scene 1995 to 2005. PhD thesis, Middlesex … Continue reading

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Franco Fortini, ‘Communism’ (1958)

I was a communist throughout. Justly though, the other communists looked askance at me. I was a communist despite their certainties, despite my doubts. Justly they did not see themselves in me. They would not admit my discipline. My centralism … Continue reading

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Extract from ‘The Unknown Marx’ by Martin Nicolaus

When he assessed his intellectual career in 1859, Karl Marx condemned to de- served obscurity all of his previous works but four. The Poverty of Philosophy (1847) first set forth the decisive points of his scientific views, although in polemical … Continue reading

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A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us

I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for? So that it … Continue reading

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Print and Society Workshop

18th July 2019 2nd Floor Board Room, Arthur Lewis Building (building #53) University of Manchester This workshop brings together researchers from sociology, cultural and media studies, and history and English literature studies to discuss the reciprocal relations between print and … Continue reading

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Arcade Materials

RED: History and Temporality This pamphlet explores primal history, natural history, formal methodologies, and (meta)histories of progress and catastrophe. It is prefaced with an email from Puerto Rico, written in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, a reminder of the politics … Continue reading

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Art and (Bare) Life: a discussion, performance and book launch (discussion 5.00pm / book launch 7.00pm) Thursday, 25 April, 2019 | Berlin

Art and (Bare) Life: a discussion, performance and book launch (discussion 5.00pm / book launch 7.00pm) Thursday, April 25 Hopscotch Reading Room Kurfürstenstraße 14, 10785 Berlin A panel / discussion with Josephine Berry (writer and Mute editor), Sacha Kahir (artist, filmmaker … Continue reading

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The Ideal of the Broken-Down: On the Neapolitan Approach to Things Technical (1926) By Alfred Sohn-Rethel

I know very little about the origin or original publication of this text, perhaps more about it will turn up with the Brill translation and republication of Sohn-Rethel’s major works. We know Sohn-Rethel spent some time in and around Naples … Continue reading

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From ‘Communification’ to Communisation

Today, on the contrary, publicity is achieved with the help of the secret politics of interest groups: it earns public prestige for a person or issue and thereby renders it ready for acclamatory assent in a climate of non public … Continue reading

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