Section 1: Nationalisms
“Turning Right”

The Economist, January 2014



BOOK: Under Siege: Four African Cities, Freetown, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Lagos

Okwui Enwezor
Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2006


“Kissing Cousins: Nationalism and Realism”

John J. Mearsheimer
Yale Workshop on International Relations, May 2011


“The Propeller Group”

Diane Mehta
BOMB Magazine – February 2013



“Europe’s Troubles”

Sebastian Rosato
MIT Press Journal, Spring 2011


BOOK: The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

George Saunders
River Head Trade, 2005





Section 2: Performing the City


AUDIO: When Social Choreography Begins to Falter

Bojana Cveji´c
Performance and Labour Symposium, 2014


Evictions: Art and Spatial Politics

Rosalyn Deutsche
The MIT Press, 1998



BOOK: “Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present, Ch. 7”

The Art and Ideas of the Media Generation 1968-1986
RoseLee Goldberg
Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1988


Nástio Mosquito Answers Ryan Bartholomew

Nástio Mosquito
Walker Art Center, 2014


VIDEO: “Take back your city with paint”

Edi Rama
TED Talks, May 2012





Section 3: Activating Public Space
“Interview with Tania Bruguera”

Kathleen Ditzig
BOMB Magazine, Summer 2014


Selected Maria Lind Writing

Maria Lind
Sternberg Press, 2010


“Who Needs Public Space?”

Andrea Phillips
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2013



39: New Communities

Edited by Nina Möntmann
Public Journal, Spring 2009


“A Conversation About Manifesta 10 with Joanna Warsza”

Nato Thompson
Creative Time Reports, 2014




Section 4: Art in the Age of Surveillance
“Freedom Not Fear: David Lyon on Contemporary Surveillance”

Rebecca Bowe
Electronic Frontier Foundation, September 2012




“Why I’m suing the US government to protect internet freedom”

Birgitta Jónsdóttir
The Guardian, April 2012


“Turnkey Tyranny: Surveillance and the Terror State”

Trevor Paglen
Creative Time Reports, June 2013


“Captives of the Cloud: Part I”

e-flux, September 2012


“Captives of the Cloud: Part II”

e-flux, October 2012





Section 5: Migrations


“Invisible and Heavy Shackles”

The Economist, May 2010


“Teddy Cruz to Ted Cruz: Tear Down that Wall”

Teddy Cruz
Creative Time Reports, November 2014



“Saadiyat and the Gulf Labor Boycott”

Anthony Downey
Ibraaz, May 2013


“An Open Letter to Beatrice Ask”

Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Asymptote, March 2013





“Dubai’s Mystified Promise of Globalization”

Nadia Mounajjed
Ibraaz, May 2013


“The Language of Expulsion”

Saskia Sassen
Truthout, July 2014


BOOK: Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages

Saskia Sassen
Princeton University Press, 2008


The Global City: Introducing A Concept

Saskia Sassen
The Brown Journal of World Affairs, 2005


“Sovereignty, Territory, and the Mapping of Mobility: A View from the Outside”

Philip E. Steinberg
Annals of the Association of American Geographers, June 2009