Designs on Democracy
Architecture and Design in Scotland Post Devolution
Disasters, pandemics, the War on Terrorism? Whatever your memories of the Noughties, this was also a Scottish decade. Design, politics and identity came together.
Whilst there are some studies of architecture in Scotland post-devolution, writings on design are largely non-existent. Designs on Democracy seeks to fill that gap and ranges over the debates concerning architecture, urbanism, design and the Creative and Cultural Industries and the policies, people and places that stimulate and animate them. The book also tells a story about Scotland’s creatives –where they work and how their ideas and what they create and design contribute to Scotland’s democratic culture and identity.
Collected essays on popular culture by a major critic.
Exposes the dark heart of contemporary cultural life by examining pornography, consumer capitalism and the ideology of women's work.
These writings chart Harman's rise from Chicago sportswriter to co founder of one of Europe's most promising philosophical movements: Speculative Realism.
This book ponders the fate of the movies in a world of digital media, globalization, and massive financial flows.
As Hölderlin was to Martin Heidegger and Mallarmé to Jacques Derrida, so is H.P. Lovecraft to the Speculative Realist philosophers.
Argues that the awkwardness of our age is a key to understanding human experience.
Argues that our fascination with cold and ruthless television characters reflects a broken social contract.
What you won't have got in the televised debates, party manifestos, campaign trail propaganda and media coverage, portaining to Cameron the cipher and the social forces he represents.
Evan Calder Williams
From salvagepunk to zombie hordes, wastelands to plagued cities, Combined and Uneven Apocalypse grapples with the apocalyptic fantasies of our collapsing era.
An interrogation of art's ability to face unpleasant truths.