Andy Goldsworthy: Patterns that Connect
Andy Goldsworthy’s works model long-term thinking, resource use, and an aesthetics of sustainable living.
The Ecological Imagination: General Economy, Sustainability, and the Sacred
This study demonstrates the applicability of the theory of general economy – as developed by Nietzsche, Bataille, and Foucault in particular – to systems based models of sustainable resource use. Significantly, general economy provides a theory of experience, and hence of value, which is absent from contemporary theories of sustainability.
The Return of the Momo
A graphic novel based on the life of visionary poet, actor and performance theorist Antonin Artaud.
Design Theory: Object, Network, Event
This book explores key concepts in contemporary design theory integrating the insights of critical cultural studies, material culture studies, science and technology studies, and design studies.
Contemporary California Design
Several related projects changes in contemporary design and culture focused on objects, processes, and insights created in and emblematic of Northern California, Silicon Valley in particular.
The Fraternity of Abjection: Postsubjectivities
This project collects essays on Hugo Ball, Robert Antelme, Primo Levi, Antonin Artaud, William S. Burroughs and Pierre Guyotat, figures whose works challenge the modern notions of subjectivity and representation in life and art.
A Curriculum for the Soul: Charles Olson as Educator
This project demonstrates the relation between Charles Olson’s poetic idiom – projective verse – and his pedagogy at Black Mountain College and beyond.