× Conference About Home Schedule Speakers Livestream Library Eric Alliez Ivana Bago Brenna Bhandar Seçil Binboğa Virginia Black Eray Çaylı Doplgenger Bassam El Baroni Alessandra Ferrini Alfredo González-Ruibal Andrew Herscher Anousheh Kehar Ana Peraica Karin Reisinger Walid Sadek Shela Sheikh Branimir Stojanović Filipa César Rui Gomes Coelho Anne Historical (Bettina Malcomess) Charlotte Malterre-Barthes Bertand Perz

Life of Crops:

Towards an Investigative Memorialization

8–9 November 2019
Joanneum, Graz,

LIBRARY CATALOG (status: 2019/11/08)

The Memorial in Becoming Library is the important segment of the body of knowledge assembled as part of the Aflenz Memorial in Becoming project. A central idea behind the library comes from Harney and Moten, who state in The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study (2013) that in reading and writing there are “things to do, places to go, and people to see,” thus providing an opportunity to “figure out some kind of ethically responsible way to be in that world with other things.” With this idea, we have invited all participants in the conference to contribute to the library by recommending five items that they consider relevant for their position. By bringing these recommendations together, we assemble a library catalogue, which grows with every phase of the project. Each set of recommendations works as a specific reading list, becoming an agent for the activation of the library as a whole. The Memorial in Becoming Library will have both a digital and a material, physical presence in the conference.

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    Virginia Black)
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