Index of Titles Filed Under 'Natural History'

PublisherFiktion2016
Amanda Susan Marie Hollis has been given the task of archiving the life of a work-shy librarian who worked at Harvard shortly after it was founded. The entanglements of history and life prove extremely hazardous and full of criminal misdeeds. What have the conquest of America, the Vinland Map, Mongolian hordes, Spanish monks, and the disappearance of a chandelier got to do with one another? Is Hollis a brilliant researcher or is she going nuts? Is there a truth beyond what can be archived? Nenik’s novel reads as a phantasmagoric prehistory of Google. Coin-Operated History has been translated from the ...
Publisher[NAME]2018
In 2018 [NAME] Publications launched dispatches, an online journal that explores the cross-cutting relations between everyday and formalized cultural production and the enduring colonial logic of capitalism. Published in Spanish and English, each issue of the journal offers a variety of contributions that analyze emergent tendencies that cast their lot with anti-extractivist and climate struggles, alert us to cultural and territorial dispossession, highlight new forms of resistance and epistemological reconfigurations, and in the process offer a prism through which to read the complex configurations that define our contemporary moment.
PublisherDroste Effect2017
On Monday, November 16th 2015, I take the subway to Hoboken from the 14th street PATH station. There, I buy a copy of the New York Times and a ham sandwich with a bottle of water. I also carry with me a printed-out-from-the-internet copy of a text written by Robert Smithson in 1967. Next, I go to the automatic ticket machine and buy a one-way Bus 85 ticket to Passaic (including a change for Bus 190) and a one-way train ticket to come back. I am early, so I sit down and open the Times. After futilely trying to glance at the art ...
An ecotone is a hybrid zone between two ecosystems, such as a forest and grassland, or a lake and a field, where specific species and natural phenomena flourish. Ecotones of Making considers the ecotone as a way of producing hybridised ways of living, blending urban experiences with the practical knowledge of the rural. This collection of artefacts and tools is sourced and produced in the village of Gerswalde, east Germany. Here, new spaces for rural commoning and small-scale cultural production have emerged, from a communal housing project to a permaculture farm and risograph printing workshop, and are creating a replicable model for ...
PublisherThinkbelt2019
If modernity was driven by illness, then modern architecture presented itself as the perfect cure. Architectural historian Beatriz Colomina traces the relationship between a new kind of medical image and a new kind of space.
PublisherThinkbelt2019
If water is a human right, what does that mean for a capitalist society? Anthropologist Andrea Ballestero considers change within systems that are supposed to be stuck.
PublisherThinkbelt2020
Urban environments are built with materials that come from particular places and have a multitude of other relationships. What kinds of stories can their movement tell us? Landscape architect Jane Hutton follows five materials used in New York City landscapes over the last 150 years back to their source.
PublisherLibrary Stack2019
MILTON FANGLINN: My name is Milton Fanglinn. I don’t teach, no. I work in the antiquities industry as a kind of. . . well let’s say a freelance scholar. I run a small consulting business, first out of New York but now from London, authenticating and researching the provenance of ancient objects in the field. Most of these don’t things have paper- work, or known owners, and are probably never going to be seen by the public. I have worked discreetly for many of the finest museums in the world, none of which would ever want its competitors to know ...
Publisheronestar press2005
This is far too slim of a volume to comprehensively reflect our more than 15 years of traveling to the American tropics: instead we have carefully poured over our thousands upon thousands of images and written records, selecting what we feel gives an impression of the diversity of landscapes and situations that were encountered in the forests of Central and South America. From seven week expeditions to ten day reconnoiter trips we have traveled in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, to the interior forests of Belize, to Venezuela far up the Orinoco River on the Columbian border and most recently, on a ...
… unfolds an itinerant encounter with nineteenth-century European naturalists in the Malay world, where the theory of evolution by natural selection emerged alongside less celebrated concerns about mass extinction and climate change; by re-considering the reverse hallucinatory condition of colonial science in the tropics—how scientists learned to not see what was manifestly present—the reader-as-exhibition-viewer may exhume from the remains of this will to knowledge an ethical conviction of particular relevance for confronting forms of neocolonization in the Anthropocene.
PublisherKunsthalle Wien2015
The exhibition The Future of Memory is accompanied by an e-book, available as a free download here. The publication introduces essays by Clint Burnham, Michael Connor, and Nicolaus Schafhausen, alongside a detailed presentation of the works exhibited in the show, written by co-authors Marie Egger, Emilie Lauriola and Vanessa Joan Müller. Digital communication and virtual interlacing shape our world today and influence our collective memory. Remembering the past, experiencing the present and imagining the future all meld to become part of a seemingly equivalent imagery in digital space. The Future of Memory critically challenges constructions of reality and investigates the conditions ...
Formerly announced as Maps and Territories, this collection of essays written by landscape historian Alessandra Ponte, begins with an investigation of the American obsession with lawns and then continues to collectively map the aesthetic, scientific and technological production of past and present North American landscapes. These include the American desert as a privileged site of scientific and artistic testing; the faraway projects of electrification of the Canadian North; the transformation of the notion and perception of waste and wasteland during the twentieth century; the photographic medium and its encounters with Native Americans; as well as an introductory essay, ‘The Map and ...
PublisherUrbanomic2019
In this epic osteogeographical podcast recorded entirely on location, we go back to the future and take a tour around Cornwall with author Thomas Moynihan to discuss his book Spinal Catastrophism. In the last section Shaun Lewin joins us at Plymouth station to talk railway spines. 00:00:00 Introduction 00:06:34 Pencallenick Obelisk 00:12:00 The Creepy Recurrency of a Peculiar Idea 00:14:30 German Idealism and Trauma 00:16:15 Copernicanism, Deep Time, Organic and Inorganic 00:18:55 Unconscious as Indigestion of the Idea 00:20:52 Wakefulness as Retrograde Amnesia 00:22:04 Wrongmindedness, Methodology, and Theory-Fiction 00:23:23 Desiring-Theory and Metaphorology 00:25:50 A Cave, Trevaunance Cove 00:26:44 Into Eternity, the Mines of Falun, Slowtime 00:30:15 Xenocommunication 00:31:54 Depth as Memory, Nicholas Steno 00:34:13 ...
PublisherInhabitants2017
For the third and final contribution to Contour 8 Biennale, inhabitants has commissioned Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil in order to host an urgent reflection on indigenous sovereignty, the undead violence of museum archives, and post-mortem justice. Filmmakers Adam and Zack Khalil (Ojibway), in collaboration with artist Jackson Polys, investigate the recent court case that decided the fate of the remains of a prehistoric Paleoamerican man found in Kennewick, Washington State in 1996. The case pitted the Umatilla people and other tribes, who wanted to provide a burial to the  “Ancient One,” against two scientists—one of which from the publicly-funded Smithsonian Institute—who wanted ...
PublisherAsia Art Archive2017
Guangzhou-based Hu Fang and Zhang Wei intervened into the AAA library stacks with Untitled (for redundant books), a selection of books inspired by experimental botany, farming, architecture, and gardening philosophy that activate alternative readings of the AAA collection. Responses to the texts were gathered and shared through a series of reading groups, field trips, and conversations.
‘Zakłady na Žycie’ (Plant-life) is a museum environment exploring Poland’s industrial past. a plant can be as much a photosynthetic organism as a factory, power-station, or other large industrial complex. it is in this sense the piece attempts to achieve as much as state of David Attenborough as it does anthropological glance into the life of factories across Poland. Using relics gathered from both functioning factories and industrial ruins around the country, the installation* is based on a workers health and safety display, found in a power station in Lódz. the experience allows one to zoom-in, from the larger level of ...

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