Francesca Recchia Giorgio Agamben: On the metropolis Arundhati Roy, My Seditious Heart. An unfinished diary of nowadays Gillian Darley, Intimate spaces  Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space, Beacon Press, 1994 (1958). Asim Rafiqui “There Is Wealth In Them Holy Words” “The Revolution That Never Came.” “Killing Water.”  “What We Want Is OnlyRead More →

Kalyan Nadiminti and  Mohamedou Ould Slahi, author of Guantánamo Diary in conversation with Suchitra Vijayan. Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s political memoir Guantanamo Diary (2015) raises urgent questions about the biopolitics of dissent in post-9/11 America. Long withheld from the public as a form of “presumptive classification,” the memoir presents an unwitting literaryRead More →

Published on 15/10/2017 | Issue No: 6 Suchitra Vijayan Hannah Arendt “Zur Person” Full Interview (with English subtitles) We are Heirs of the World’s Revolutions: Speeches from the Burkina Faso Revolution, 1983-87 by Thomas Sankara Ahmed Suk Suk by David L. Lukudu The Useful Idiots – A Documentary Asim Rafiqui “Ah, Those Cool,Read More →

Published on 9/10/2017 | Issue No: 5 Francesca Recchia Ernesto Che Guevara, Guerrilla Warfare, BNP publishing, 2007. Mohsin Hamid, Discontent and its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York and London.  Rifat Fareed, “The sadness of Occupation”, Al Jazeera, 1 October 2017 Asim Rafiqui The New European Disorder Or How The New World OrderRead More →

In occasion of the Fall Meeting of the Global Consortium for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (GCPCH), Francesca Recchia delivered a keynote address on Advocacy and Policies. Here is the full transcript of her speech. It is a great privilege to be here today and have the opportunity to deliverRead More →

Published on 1/10/2017 | Issue No: 4 Francesca Recchia Massimo Recalcati, L’Ora di Lezione. Per un’erotica dell’ingegnamento. Torino: Einaudi, 2014. Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, London: Penguin, 1996. Asim Rafiqui “Unveiling Muslim Men” “Bring back the White coloniser Or White men salve their impotency with lurid fantasies.” “Save the planet, but killRead More →

Manus, 4 Years by Mahmoud Salameh

Manus, 4 Years by Mahmoud Salameh Published on 26/9/2017 | Issue No: 3 Suchitra Vijayan The Bitch Manifesto by Jo Freeman Introduction: law containing violence: critical ethnographies of occupation and resistance by Haley Duschinski & Mona Bhan Critique of Historical Theory, Emerita Quito Language as an Ethic, Vijay Nambeesan But ThenRead More →

In addition to our weekly reading list, we asked journalist and reporter M. Rajshekar who reports on rural India and environment for Scroll.in to send us a list of books that every reporter must read. The list was born out of a conversation about Ludo De Witte’s The Assassination ofRead More →

Published on 16/9/2017 | Issue No: 2 Francesca Recchia Rasheed Araeen, Art Beyond Art, Ecoaesthetics: A Manifesto for the 21st Century.Third Text Publications, London: 2010  Shami Chakrabarti, On Liberty. Penguin, London: 2015 Kamila Shmasie, Home Fire. Bloomsbury Publishing, London: 2017 Asim Rafiqui “In the case that bodies, the poverty, the repression, theRead More →

For people who inhabit bodies which are black, brown, queer, femme, fat, transgender, and/or disabled, it is not enough that they are made vulnerable to external violence by police, prejudice and capitalism in Trumpist America; rather, they are also made vulnerable by the internal, affective violence of body shame. Only certain white male bodiesRead More →

Published on 11/9/2017 | Issue No: 1 Asim Rafiqui “Weaponising nostalgia Or Why the miniskirt isn’t an act of freedom.” “How to appropriate culture correctly Or How to tell the difference between exploitation and creative expression.” “The Israeli occupation now available as consumer choice.” “When free speech does not matterRead More →