The Showroom

Book Launch: Survival Kits

Monday 14 October, 6.30–8.30

Free event, no booking required


To celebrate the launch of Survival Kits, The Showroom hosts a conversation with with Deborah Ligorio, Dieter Roelstraete, Federica Bueti, Stefan Heidenreich and Lucy Mercer

For years now our lives have been shaped by a crisis impacting both our economy and our personal lives. But what ultimately is crisis?

Edited by artist Deborah Ligorio, Survival Kits offers twelve perspectives on this issue—from fields as diverse as philosophy, politics, media theory, environmental activism, feminism, post-human theory, literature, geopolitics, art, and economics.

These theoretical investigations originated with Ligorio’s research. The book takes its title from an eponymous series of sculptures and video interviews describing situations of emergency, vulnerability, and struggle experienced by a living or a fictional person, which propose inventive tools for adaptation or resistance. A selection from this series is featured in the publication.

Contributions by Marie-Luise Angerer, Armen Avanessian, Federica Bueti, Paul Feigelfeld, Graham Harman, Stefan Heidenreich, Vincenzo Latronico, Lucy Mercer, Katherine Richardson, Dieter Roelstraete, Ana Teixeira Pinto, and Giovanna Zapperi.

September 2013, English
12 x 18 cm, 136 pages, 30 color ills., softcover
ISBN 978-3-95679-018-8

Design by Studio Manuel Raeder