Written as the Covid-19 pandemic arrived in Europe, this is an essay about the encounter with parental mortality.
Written for a special issue of OEI on Publishing Practices, Publishing Poetics.
A tribute to a writer by whose work so many of us found our bearings. Written for Contemporary Theatre Review.
This essay on the role of art in modernity and its relationship to the sacred was written for Dark Mountain: Issue 12 – SANCTUM.
An essay for The Precariat, a one-off newspaper published by the organisers of Planet B festival in Peterborough.
An angry, hopeful reflection written in the days after the UK general election of 2017.
A piece of political science fiction, imagining what it would take for Jeremy Corbyn to make a success of his leadership.
In which I sketch out a set of ideas about the logic of the commons, prompted by conversations in a seminar at the Gothenburg School of Design & Crafts.
In 2014, we republished the Dark Mountain Manifesto as a paperback book. This new essay was written to introduce the text, telling the story of how it came about and where it led us.
Wherever you look, to the left or to the right, you will have a hard time finding a politician who doesn’t want to create more jobs. They may argue over the best means to do so, but they would hardly think of asking whether employment as we know it is a good thing.