Swamps and the New Imagination

Swamps and the New Imagination

On the Future of Cohabitation in Art, Architecture, and Philosophy

Edited by Nomeda Urbonas, Gediminas Urbonas and Kristupas Sabolius

Contributors consider the vital urgency of human cohabitation with other forms of life, beginning a dialogue with possible futures.

Distributed for Sternberg Press

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Summary

Contributors consider the vital urgency of human cohabitation with other forms of life, beginning a dialogue with possible futures.

In a time marked by radical instability and threats of total war and environmental collapse, Swamps and the New Imagination invokes the vital urgency of human cohabitation with other forms of life. The authors intend to set up a discursive space not only questioning the distribution of territories as a means of organizing identities and realities, but also to envision the role of the immaterial in the age of nonhuman turn and interspecies dialogue. A swamp is both a place for manifold symbiotic relationships and a locus of imagination, fostering dialogue with possible futures. The contributors expand the swampy notions by researching the global and speculative art and architecture, intercalating queer theory, and filtering through the lens of posthumanist ecology, visual studies, and imagination. Their texts are informed by the histories and theories of cybernetics, sociology, and the commons.

Contributors

Maria Puig de la Bellacasa and Dimitris Papadopoulos, Lorena Bello and Brent D. Ryan, Nikola Bojić, Chiara Bottici, Beatriz Colomina, TJ Demos, Vittoria di Palma, Jennifer Gabrys, Tinna Grétarsdóttir and Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson, Stefan Helmreich, Stefanie Hessler, Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Lars Bang Larsen, Gintautas Mažeikis, Astrida Neimanis, Andrew Pickering, Kristina Lee Podesva, Cristina Ricupero, Eglė Rindzevičiūtė, Saskia Sassen, Marco Scotini, Pelin Tan, Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, Angela Vettese, Mariel Villeré, Anne Whiston-Spirn, Mark Wigley

Hardcover

$50.00 T ISBN: 9783956794841 410 pp. | 6.75 in x 9.5 in 130 color illus., 35 b&w illus.

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Editors

Nomeda Urbonas

Nomeda Urbonas is cofounder with Gediminas Urbonas of US: the Urbonas Studio, an interdisciplinary research practice.

Gediminas Urbonas

Gediminas Urbonas is an Associate Professor at MIT and an artist, activist, educator, and is cofounder with Nomeda Urbonas of US: the Urbonas Studio, an interdisciplinary research practice.

Kristupas Sabolius