The desert and desertification are concepts with unstable, unfixed definitions that haunt current politics and aesthetics. Manual for a Future Desert brings together contributions by 22 researchers, philosophers, artists, and ecologists in order to propose a full spectrum scanning of the desert and its multiple implications across cultural, technological, political, and ecological concerns. Emerging from an artistic research programme conducted in the Chihuahuan Desert of western Texas, this book is a time-space capsule; it collects routes, tools, and understandings of the desert in order to address and act upon issues that shape present and future realities. It is a manual for tapping into the exigency of the desert; it determines the coordinates for finding a future desert without deserting the future.
|Number of pages||367|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|MoE publication type||C2 Edited books|