Catastrophes and Promises

Catastrophes and Promises is a book of fragments. It was made from brief words heard during the 4S-EASST plenary in Barcelona, and written down on torn-out notebook pages. These word fragments have been painstakingly pieced together. They tell their own story, one made from the residues of another time. They make a speculative ethnography, and a future archaeology…

All we know is that these pages include words which may have been spoken by Isabelle Stengers, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Martin Savransky, and Lucy Suchman.

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The reconstructed book only exists as a single handmade artefact. This video is a poor attempt to capture its folding texture and experience…

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The artefact has also been digitised and preserved online, where you can attempt to read its words more closely…

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