Slow Spatial Reader: Chronicles of Radical Affection

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How to dissent from enforced temporalities: essays from artists, theorists and more

The essays in this volume chronicle projects and ideas that analyze the nuances of spatial experience: reaching into the cracks of the body, probing the fuzzy borders of atmospheres, extending out across both geographical and epistemological coordinates.

Like its predecessor, Slow Reader, this new publication is intended to inspire both a different velocity of engaging the world and critical shifts in consciousness that only slow thinking and practice can provoke.

The term ‘radical affection’ in the book’s title was coined to unite those diverse approaches in a call for tender acts of individual and collective imagination through which new forms of caring, connection, and resilience might emerge.

With contributions from Lara Almarcegui, Marijke Annema, Martina Buzzi, Nicolas Buzzi, Sol Camacho, Cave_bureau (Kabage Karanja and Stella Mutegi), Renske Maria van Dam, Chiara Dorbolò, Cocky Eek, Anna Maria Fink, David Habets, Ian Hanesworth, Maria Hassabi, Beate Hølmebakk, Saba Innab, K? Kahakalau, Bronwyn Lace, Daniel Lie, Pia Lindman, Ruth Little, Megumi Matsubara, Ash McAskill, Salima Naji, Ligia Nobre, Alessandra Pomarico, Maria Popova, Raqs Media Collective, Jane Rendell, Angela Sakrison, Carolyn F. Strauss, Christine Takuá, Li Tavor, Alice Van der Wielen-Honinckx, Françoise Vergès and Sara Wookey.

Edited with text by Carolyn F. Strauss

Published by Valiz in collaboration with Slow Research Lab
Release date: September 2021

Softcover, 352 pages, 6.25 x 8.25 inches

ISBN 978-9-49-209597-8

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