Unthought Environments: reading list


Online articles

John Durham Peters interviewed by Brían Hanrahan, “The Anthropoid Condition,” LA Review of Books, Jul 10, 2015

Keller Easterling, “The Year in Weather,” Artforum, Dec 2017

Nicholas Mangan interviewed by Agnieszka Gratza “Conversations: Nicholas Mangan, Ancient Lights at Chisenhale Gallery, London,” Mousse, Feb-Mar 2015

Nina Canell interview by CCS Bard, BOMB, Aug 1, 2016

Jussi Parikka, “The Geology of Media,” The Atlantic, Oct 11, 2013

Rob Nixon, “When Slow Violence Sprints,” Harvard University Press Blog, Nov 14, 2013

Kathryn Yusoff, “Epochal Aesthetics: Affectual Infrastructures of the Anthropocene,” eflux architecture, Mar 29, 2017


We’ve partnered with our friends at the Seminary Co-op bookstore to make a selection of these publications available in their shop and at the Unthought Environment talks by John Durham Peters, Keller Easterling, and David Macauley. Most of these books can be ordered through them, and we encourage you to consider them for all your book-buying needs!

Nina Canell, Stray Warmings, Sternberg Press, 2014

Nicholas Mangan, Limits to Growth, Sternberg Press, 2016

Jochen Lempert, Phenotype, Walter König, 2013

Alexander Chizhevsy, Physical Factors of Human Progress, Atlas Projectos, 2017 (originally published 1924, reprint initiated by Robin Watkins)

John Durham Peters, The Marvelous Clouds: Towards a Philosophy of Elemental Media, University of Chicago Press, 2015

Keller Easterling, Medium Design, Strelka Press, 2018 (ebook)

Keller Easterling, Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space, (Verso Books, 2016)

David Macauley, Elemental Philosophy: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water as Environmental Ideas, State University of New York Press, 2010

Manuel DeLanda, A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History, Zone Books, 1997

Michael Serres, Biogea, trans. Randolph Burks, Univocal, 2012

Amitav Ghosh, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable, University of Chicago Press, 2017

Rob Nixon, Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor, Harvard University Press, 2011

David S. Abraham, The Elements of Power: Gadgets, Guns, and the Struggle for a Sustainable Future in the Rare Metal Age, Yale University Press, 2017