Manual for a Future Desert, Mousse Publishing, Milan, 2021-22.
English, with French supplements, 368 pages, Softcover/Fold-out slipjacket, 14 x 22 cm
Manual for a Future Desert is an
investigation into the space(s) we call “the desert.” Situated at the intersection of spatial practice, critical theory, and contemporary art, this book serves as an experimental field guide for desert studies, engaging the ecological, cultural, philosophical, technological, mythological, and political dimensions of deserts and borderlands.
Co-authored and co-edited by Bassam El Baroni, Abinadi Meza, and Ida Soulard; designed by Goda Budvytyte.
Writings by: Gloria Anzaldúa, Agency Architecture, Olga Bannova, Bassam El Baroni, Amanda Beech, Antoine Bousquet, Ingrid Burrington, Aaron S. Davidson, Diana K. Davis, Melissa Dubbin, Keller Easterling, Fabien Giraud, Bruce Glasrud, Alfredo González-Ruibal, Jonathan R. Harvey, Jeremy Lecomte, Stephanie LeMenager, Abinadi Meza, Laura Huertas Millán, Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh, Reza Negarestani, Ida Soulard, and Chris Taylor.
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