The Worlding Public Cultures chapbook series uses the small-book format to articulate and disseminate urgent and current research on transcultural, transnational, and decolonial issues in art and culture.
This series aims to investigate the global dimensions of contemporary public culture through the concept of ‘worlding’, an understanding of the world generated through continuous processes of world-making. The deployment of ‘worlding’ in this series builds on the postcolonial project of critiquing universalized Eurocentric frameworks, and is committed to a radical ontology of openness and relationality. Going beyond current top-down models of inclusion, diversity, and other representations of the global, ‘worlding’ critiques radical alterity in favour of a pluriversality attendant to entanglements, difficult histories, and power relations. It grounds the global within local and transculturally/transnationally intertwined worlds, and foregrounds the possibility of continuously making and re-making new worlds through cultural production.
Contributions to the series will come from WPC members, and the project’s roster of international interlocutors and collaborators. It will consist of approximately twenty individually or collaboratively authored chapbooks, comprising the following four registers:
- Worlding Concepts (an anthology of key terminology)
- Academy Volumes
- Troubling Public Cultures: Case Studies
- Companions for Thinking and Doing
The WPC publication series is produced through the generous funding of ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry, BMBF, NWO, SSHRC, and the National Museum of World Cultures, Netherlands.
ISSN (Print) 2939-9211
ISSN (Online) 2939-922X
Assistant Managing Editor
Franzsika Kaun, Kelley Tialiou
Chiara de Cesari
Alice Ming Wai Jim
Maribel Hidalgo Urbaneja
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