Launch of THE STATE Vol 2: Speculative Geographies
THE STATE Vol 2: 'Speculative Geographies' launches this July and features submissions from entries received earlier this year. In the first issue applicants were asked about the vernacular emitting from different places. For this volume, the focus is on places themselves - those that could have been or those that will be. Fifteen pieces have been selected for this issue, and together they present a multidisciplinary approach to the interpretation of speculation. Kathmandu, Brasilia and colonial Egypt are studied through the lens of place and speculation. Some of the pieces are manifestos and papers calling for future action, and others write on a speculative fictional future that looks like a very realistic present.
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