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Art & Activism

Boyd, Andrew et al. (eds.): Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution. New York: OR books, 2012. 
Clarke, Jo; Evans, Mel; Newman, Havley et al. (eds.): Culture Beyond Oil. London: Art Not Oil, Liberate Tate & Platform, 2011. 
Duncombe, Stephen (ed.): Cultural Resistance Reader. London and New York: Verso, 2002. 
Fremeaux, Isabelle & John JordanLes sentiers de l'utopie. Paris: La Découverte, 2011.
Gòmez-Peña, GuillermoWritings on Performance, Activism and Pedagogy. New York: Routledge, 2005.
Grindon, Gavin: Surrealism, Dada and the Refusal of Work: Autonomy, Activism and Social Participation in the Radical Avant-Garde, in: The Oxford Art Journal 34:1, 2011, p. 79-96. Online here.
Grindon, Gavin & John Jordan: A User's Guide to Demading the Impossible, London: Minor Compositions, 2010. Online here.
Jordan, JohnIn the Footnotes of Library Angels: A Bi(bli)ography of Insurrectionary Imagination. 2006. Online here.
Kanngieser, Anja: Gestures of Everyday Resistance: The Significance of Play and Desire in the Umsonst Politics of Collective Appropriation, EIPCP, 2007. Online here.
Kanngieser, Anja: A Sonic Geography Towards an Affective Politics, in: Progress in Human Geography 36:3, 2012, pp. 226-353.
Klanten, Robert et al. (eds.): Art & Agenda. Politcal Art and Activism. Berlin: Gestalten 2011. 
Milhonić, Aldo (ed.): Artivism. Ljubljana: Maska, No. 101-102, Autumn 2006.
Mouffe, ChantalArtistic Activism and Agnostic Spaces. In: Art & Research: A Journal of Ideas, Contexts and Methods, Vol. 1, No. 2, Summer 2007. Online here.
NGBK (ed.): Legal / Illegal. Art beyond Law. Reader. Stuttgart: Schmetterling Verlag, 2004.
Raunig, Gerald & Gene Ray (eds.): Art and Contemporary Critical Practice. Reinventing Institutional Critique. London: Mayflybooks, 2009.
Raunig, Gerald: Art and Revolution. Transversal Activism in the Long Twentieth Century. Los Angeles/New York: Semiotext(e)/MIT Press, 2007.
Sholette, Gregory et al. (eds.): The Interventionists: Users' Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2004. 
Sholette, Gregory: Dark Matter. Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture. London: Pluto Press, 2011. 
Staal, Jonas: Power?... To Which People?!. Heijningen, 2010.
The Think Tank that has yet to be named (ed.): 31 Readings on Art, Activism & Participation (in the Month of January). An Art & Activism Reader. 2007. Online here. 
Thompson, Nato (ed.): Living as a Form: Socially Engaged Art from 1991-2011. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2012. 

Art & Politics

Rancière, Jacques: Ist Kunst widerständig? Berlin: Merve, 2008.
Steyerl, Hito: Politics of Art: Contemporary Art and the Transition to Post-Democracy. New York: e-flux, 2010. Online here. 
Warsza, Joanna & Artur Żmijewski (eds.): Forget Fear. 7. Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art – Reader. Berlin: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2012.


Popović, Srđa et al.: Nonviolent Struggle – 50 Crucial Points: A Strategic Approach to Everyday Tactics. Belgrade: Center for Applied NonViolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS), 2006. Online here.

Public Space

De Certeau, Michel: The Practice of Everyday Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984. (French original: 1980)
Klanten, Robert et al. (eds.): Urban Interventions. Personal Projects in Public Spaces. Berlin: Gestalten, 2010. 
Reynolds, Richard. On Guerilla Gardening. A Handbook For Gardening Without Boundaries. New York: Bloomsbury, 2008. 
Stone aka Don Karl & Pascal Zoghbi (Eds.): Arabic Graffiti. Berlin: From Here To Fame Publishing, 2011.
Warner, Michael: Publics and Counterpublics. New York: Zone Books, 2002.

Political Theory

Mouffe, Chantal: On the Political. London and New York: Routledge, 2005.
Multitude e.V. & Unfriendly Takeover (ed.): Wörterbuch des Krieges / Dictionary of War. Berlin: Merve, 2008.
The Invisible Committee: The Coming Insurrection. Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2009. (French original: 2007). Online here. 


Boltanski, Luc & Ève Chiapello: The New Spirit of Capitalism. London: Verso, 2005 (French original: 1999). Online here.
Graeber, David: Debth – The First 5,000 Years. New York: Melville House, 2011.
Vogel, Joseph: Das Gespenst des Kapitals. Zurich: diaphanes, 2010.


Byrne, Janet (ed.): The Occupy Handbook. New York: Back Bay Books, 2012. 
Lorey, Isabell & Gerald Raunig et al.: Occupy! Die aktuellen Kämpfe um die Besetzung des Politischen. Wien: Turin + Kant, 2012. 

Art and Labour

Abbing, Hans: Why are Artists Poor. The Exceptional Economy of the Arts. Amsterdam University Press, 2002. 
Berardi, Franco: The soul at work . from alienation to autonomy. Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2009.
Carrot Workers Collective: Surviving Internships. A counter Guide to Free Labour in the Arts. London: Hato Press, n.d.
Chmielewska, Katarzyna, Jakub Szreder et al. (eds.): Readings for Artworkers. Vol. 1, Culture not profit. Warszawa: Bęc Zmiana, 2009. Online here. 
Gullì, Bruno: Labor of Fire. The Ontology of Labor between Economy and Culture. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2005.
Kozłowski, Michał, Agnieszka Kurant, Janek Sowa, Jakub Szreder et al. (eds.): Wieczna radość. Ekonomia polityczna społecznej kreatywności. Warszawa: Bęc Zmiana, 2001.
Lazzarato, Maurizio: Immaterial Labour. 1996 Online here.
Lorey, Isabell: Governmentality and Self-Precarization. On the Normalization of Culture Producers. In: "transveral: Machines and Subjectivation", Nov. 2006. Online here. 
McRobbie, Angela. Re-thinking creative economy as radical social enterprise. In: Variant (41),2011. 32–33.
Menger, Pierre-Michel. Artistic labour markets and careers. In: Annual Review of Sociology (25), 1999. 541–574.
Wuggenig, Ulf et al. (eds.): Critique of Creativity. Precarity, Subjectivity and Resistance in the “Creative Industries.” London: MayFlyBooks, 2011.

Copyright & Copyleft

Liang, Lawrence. Guide to open content licences v1.2. Rotterdam: Piet Zwart Insitute, 2005.
Smiers, Joost & Marieke van Schijndel: No Copyright. Vom Machtkampf der Kulturkonzerne um das Urheberrecht. Berlin: Alexanderverlag, 2012.


Benjamin, Walter: Versuche über Brecht. Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp, 1966.
Hessel, Stéphane: Indignez-vous!. Montpellier: Indigène éditions, 2010.
Wolfe, Tom: Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers. New York: Picador, 2009. Originally publ. by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1970.


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