by Ally Bisshop When Johann von Goethe wrote his 1790 treatise on the metamorphosis of plants, he invited us to read in the form of a plant the signs of […]
“Collapse is a broad term that can cover many kinds of processes. It means different things to different people. Some see collapse as a thing that could happen only to […]
The Impossible WE? by Jonathan Rowson (original source: Emerge) A bigger ‘we’ is often called upon to take collective action to address our burning global emergencies. But ‘we’ is the […]
An essay by philosopher Amy Ireland. Text source here. Originally published in the exhibition catalogue for Andre Škufca’s Black Market, International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), Ljubljana, 2020. “You’re absolutely right. […]
This paper by Andrew Pickering is a revised version of a talk given at Oxford University, February 2, 2012, as part of a series of Linacre Lectures on “Environmental Governance […]
From the Committee for the Defense and Decolonization of Territories, August 29th, 2021. Published in Ill Will: Preface For four years, the Committee for the Defense and Decolonization of Territories […]
Below Jack Halberstam and Jane Bennett meet in a vibratory encounter designed not to explain or judge but to dilate, to influence, and to disorder. They speak of desire and […]
Eighty million more to starve Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change analysis warns of collapse in food production. A leaked draft report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change […]
THE SEA, THE SEA Although Rachel Carson is known primarily for her revolutionary monograph, Silent Spring (1962), often credited with stimulating the early environmental movement, she also produced three volumes […]
The transformation required to take place, to approach something we might call “revolution,” is as much spiritual and ethical as it is political and economic, and we need to be able to balance these different registers simultaneously, to not allow ourselves to get stuck, stale, and withdrawn.
“Anthropologist Anna Lowenhaupt-Tsing examines our precarious present – where environmental degradation and economic alienation threaten to dismantle ways of life (and actual life itself) – and explains why collaborative survival in the future requires a radical re-imagining of growth, modernity and progress.
Re-Evaluating Solar Photovoltaic Power: Considering the ecological impacts we aim to reduce by Katie Singer Even when reality is harsh, I prefer it. I’d rather engineers say that my water could […]
“Geokinetics has three aspects: the flow of matter, the fold of elements, and the circulation of planetary fields.”
A World of Many Worlds is a search into the possibilities that may emerge from conversations between indigenous collectives and the study of science’s philosophical production. The contributors explore how divergent knowledges and practices make worlds.
In his “Destruction and Creation” (1976), the military strategic theorist John Boyd describes what he calls a dialectic engine. He begins by noting that, as decisional agents, we develop and […]
Fragments from Sven Lütticken’s new essay E-FLUX Journal #115 – February 2021: In the 1970s, the Marxist theorist Raymond Williams warned against treating “feudal culture” or “bourgeois culture” as monolithic blocs […]
Baruch Spinoza was a Dutch philosopher of Portuguese Sephardi origin. One of the early thinkers of the Enlightenment and modern biblical criticism, including modern conceptions of the self and the […]
From: Lesia Prokopenko Revising the split between the natural and the artificial, xenofeminism offers ways of constructing a viable future from former spaces of violence and inhibition. The Xenofeminist Manifesto is […]
The lecture below responds to criticisms that Spinoza cannot account for vulnerability since he does not have a strong enough conception of negativity that could account for loss and mourning. […]
We occupy human environments that are overlapped by numerous social, moral, and political systems. Some of these interlock while it’s unclear how exactly others relate to one another. The more […]