New Communities


Building on the international symposium, We, Ourselves, and Us (Toronto 2009), this book sheds light on how we position ourselves as individuals in a society where global migration is provoking unprecedented structural change; how to conceive of communal spaces; and to what extent communities influence the quality of the public sphere.
The publication includes texts by Carlos Basualdo & Reinaldo Laddaga, Simon Critchley, Jon Davies, Brian Holmes, Luis Jacob, Saara Liinamaa, Maria Lind, Nina Möntmann, Nikos Papastergiadis, Raqs Media Collective, Emily Roysdon, and contributions by Shaina Anand, Egle Budvytyte, Kajsa Dahlberg, Luis Jacob, Hassan Khan, Hadley+Maxwell, Emily Roysdon and Haegue Yang. The essays explore the emergence of temporary and experimental new communities in art and society that refuse to function as an easily manipulated mass united by a common identity. Instead, the radical re-conceptualizations of “community” imply the potential of collective resistance.

Product Information

  • Editor: Nina Möntmann
  • Publisher: The Power Plant and Public Books
  • Year: 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-921344-51-3
  • Pages: 160
  • Illustrations: Colour
  • Dimensions: 19 x 24 cm
  • Availability: In stock