For years now our lives have been shaped by a crisis impacting both our economy and our personal lives. But what is ultimately in crisis? Survival Kits offers twelve perspectives on this issue—from fields as diverse as philosophy, politics, media theory, environmental activism, feminism, post-human theory, literature, geopolitics, art, and economics.
These theoretical investigations originated with artist Deborah Ligorio's research. The book takes its title from an eponymous series of sculptures and video interviews describing situations of emergency, vulnerability, and struggle experienced by a living or a fictional person, which propose inventive tools for adaptation or resistance. A selection from this series is featured in the publication.
Contributors Marie-Luise Angerer, Armen Avanessian, Federica Bueti, Paul Feigelfeld, Graham Harman, Stefan Heidenreich, Vincenzo Latronico, Lucy Mercer, Katherine Richardson, Dieter Roelstraete, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Giovanna Zapperi