For the fifth Dark Mountain book, I wrote this essay looking back on what we’d learned from four years of running the Uncivilisation festival.
An essay for Aeon magazine on information, boredom and how the survivors of the sixties counterculture shaped the story of the internet.
The Tories did not simply invent a half-baked cover story, they took other people’s ideas for a joyride, then smashed them into the dead end of their own ideology. The challenge now is to salvage what is worth saving of those ideas from the wreckage.
The essay which introduces The Crossing of Two Lines, the book I made with the artist duo Performing Pictures.
Two days of conversations about ‘the commons’ on an island in the heart of Stockholm set me thinking about what it means to reclaim ‘subsistence’ in the 21st century.
On the emergence of a new kind of spatial agent, responding pragmatically to the constrictions and precarities of post-crisis living.