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ragweed is a library and project space experimenting with poetic inquiry; rehearsing the strengths of poetry as a medium of care and resistance and positioning the poetic as the frontier for emancipatory politics.  

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The Future of the New: Artistic Innovation in Times of Social Acceleration by Thijs Lijster (ed.)

Leading social and cultural theorists such as Boris Groys, Franco 'Bifo' Berardi and Elena Esposito set the agenda for the debate on the function, value and future of artistic innovation. Can 'the new' in art still function as a source of critique in a world dictated by speed and acceleration?

304 pages
ISBN: 978-94-92095-58-9

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The Art of Civil Action: Political Space and Cultural Dissent by Philipp Dietachmair & Pascal Gielen (ed.)

Social scientists, cultural theorists, activists and artists discuss how arts and culture can offer the building blocks for a strong civil domain.

352 pages
ISBN: 978-94-92095-39-8

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Art in the Age of Anxiety by Omar Kholeif (ed.)

Artists and writers examine the bombardment of information, misinformation, and emotion in the post-digital age.

424 pages 
ISBN: 9781907071805

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The Politics of Friendship by Jacques Derrida

Derrida explores the idea of friendship and its political consequences, past and future.
The future of the political becomes the future of friends, the invention of a radically new friendship, of a deeper and more inclusive democracy.

320 pages
ISBN: 9781788738590

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