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.
Investigating the global dimensions of contemporary culture, this series takes the concept of ‘worlding,’ or the situatedness of ‘world-making’, as its main activating concept and analytical tool. Going beyond current top-down models of ‘inclusion,’ ‘diversity,’ and other representations of the global, ‘worlding’ grounds the global within local worlds. Its focus on pluriversality, situatedness, and power relations allow entangled histories to emerge. In turn these, open pathways to decolonise ‘universal’ Western narratives and epistemologies, reflecting the ‘worlded collaborations’ across disciplines, locations, traditions, and practices from which this project was born
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:
- The Rainbow Chapbook: Theory and Methodology
- WPC Academies
- Troubling Public Cultures: Case Studies
- Companions for Thinking and Doing: Practice
Forthcoming from ICI Berlin Press between Summer 2022 and Summer 2024