Readers

e-flux journal readers are thematic collections compiled in relation to a particular topic, idea, or a theme, combining relevant essays from across the entire body of work published in the journal since 2008. Some of the readers have been put together by e-flux journal editors, while others have been proposed by our readers.

We are keen to hear from you and welcome your ideas and suggestions for more e-flux journal readers on topics you feel are important. As of today, there are over 1,000 essays contained in 109 issues of e-flux journal. All are freely available online here. There are probably infinite ways in which these essays can be grouped. Your suggested reader would include a one-word title, a short abstract (100 words), and links to 8–9 e-flux journal texts. Please send suggestions to the following inbox: reader [​at​] e-flux.com.

8 essays

Dizziness

Compiled by Georgia Perkins
Karen Sherman
The Glory Hole
Journal #87
Franco “Bifo” Berardi and Massimiliano Geraci
Killing Swarm, Part 2
Journal #104
Silvia Kolbowski
“When Even Good News Worsens a Panic”
Journal #02
Sherif El-Azma
The Psychogeography of Loose Associations
Journal #10
10 essays

Re-Membering

Compiled by Alison Kennedy
Rob Goyanes
A Palace of Unsaids
Journal #84
Xiaoyu Weng
An Informal and Incomplete Journey
Journal #108
Shumon Basar and Hans Ulrich Obrist
Futuro, Presente, Passato: Remembering Germano Celant (1940–2020)
Journal #108
Raqs Media Collective
Now and Elsewhere
Journal #12
Omer Fast
Take a Deep Breath
Journal #00
9 essays

Magic

Compiled by Sonia D‘Alto
Isabelle Stengers
Reclaiming Animism
Journal #36
Oxana Timofeeva
What Lenin Teaches Us About Witchcraft
Journal #100
Franco “Bifo” Berardi and Massimiliano Geraci
Killing Swarm, Part 1
Journal #102
Susanne Lang and Darius James
Magic Hat – Property of the People
Journal #14
Gilbert Simondon
The Genesis of Technicity
Journal #82
María Iñigo Clavo
Traces, Signs, and Symptoms of the Untranslatable
Journal #108
9 essays

Rebirth

Compiled by Alice Labor
Chus Martínez
But Still, Like Air, I’ll Rise
Journal #92
Irmgard Emmelhainz
Shattering and Healing
Journal #96
Teresa Castro
The Mediated Plant
Journal #102
Walter Benjamin
The Making of Americans
Journal #48
Maria Lind
Soon
Journal #93
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Manifestos for the Future
Journal #12
9 essays

Rest

Compiled by Camila Charask and Catalina Imizcoz
Jacob Stewart-Halevy
We Have Never Been Post-Industrial
Journal #84
Martha Rosler
Why Are People Being So Nice?
Journal #77
Maria Lind
Soon
Journal #93
Ariella Aïsha Azoulay
Imagine Going on Strike: Museum Workers and Historians
Journal #104
Elizabeth A. Povinelli
Mother Earth: Public Sphere, Biosphere, Colonial Sphere
Journal #92
Teresa Castro
The Mediated Plant
Journal #102
Nathan Lee
Becoming-Undetectable
Journal #44
9 essays

Contamination

Compiled by Önder Özengi
Elizabeth A. Povinelli
Routes/Worlds
Journal #27
María Iñigo Clavo
Modernity vs. Epistemodiversity
Journal #73
Paul Chan
The Unthinkable Community
Journal #16
Gean Moreno and Ernesto Oroza
Learning from Little Haiti
Journal #06
Carol Yinghua Lu
Don’t Stop: Doing Art Potluck Style
Journal #05
9 essays

Utopia

Compiled by Marcus Hurwitz
Boris Groys
The Museum as a Cradle of Revolution
Journal #106
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Manifestos for the Future
Journal #12
Anton Vidokle
Art Without Artists?
Journal #16
Paul Chan
Progress as Regression
Journal #22
Words by Franco “Bifo” Berardi
Illustrations by Andrew Alexander
The End of Prophecy
Journal #95
Pelin Tan
Beneath Our Skin
Journal #01
Elena Filipovic
A Museum That is Not
Journal #04
8 essays

Vulnerability

Compiled by Natasha Ginwala
Stefano Harney and Fred Moten
Base Faith
Journal #86
Nathan Lee
Becoming-Undetectable
Journal #44
Lauren Berlant and Elizabeth A. Povinelli
Holding Up the World, Part III: In the Event of Precarity … A Conversation
Journal #58
Kirsty Robertson
Plastiglomerate
Journal #78
Words by Raqs Media Collective
Illustrations by Freddy Carrasco
Workers and Robots Enter a Factory Canteen
Journal #95
Hu Fang
Dear Navigator, Part I
Journal #48
Hu Fang
Dear Navigator, Part II
Journal #49
Saidiya Hartman
Extended Notes on the Riot
Journal #105
9 essays

Deception

Compiled by Fani Kostourou
Theodor W. Adorno
On the Concept of Beauty
Journal #87
Boris Groys
Towards the New Realism
Journal #77
Martha Rosler
Why Are People Being So Nice?
Journal #77
Orit Gat
Could Reading Be Looking?
Journal #72
Erika Balsom
The Reality-Based Community
Journal #83
Elvia Wilk
Ask Before You Bite
Journal #103
Hito Steyerl
A Thing Like You and Me
Journal #15
Hu Fang
New Species of Spaces
Journal #11
10 essays

Energy

Compiled by Alena J. Williams
Franco “Bifo” Berardi
The Future After the End of the Economy
Journal #30
Amanda Boetzkes and Andrew Pendakis
Visions of Eternity: Plastic and the Ontology of Oil
Journal #47
Brian Kuan Wood
Is it Heavy or Is it Light?
Journal #61
Ana Teixeira Pinto
Death Wall: Extinction, Entropy, Singularity
Journal #67
Elizabeth A. Povinelli
Geontologies: The Concept and Its Territories
Journal #81
Timothy Morton
Subscendence
Journal #85
Oleksiy Radynski
Is Data the New Gas?
Journal #107
8 essays

Resilience

Compiled by Amalia Nangeroni
Maria Lind
Soon
Journal #93
Nisi Shawl
New Action
Journal #93
Lars Bang Larsen
The Society Without Qualities
Journal #47
Franco “Bifo” Berardi
I Want to Think: POST-U
Journal #24
Tyler Coburn
Ergonomic Futures
Journal #98
Eva Díaz
We Are All Aliens
Journal #91
8 essays

Language

Compiled by Kris Dittel
Barbara Cassin
More Than One Language
Journal #80
Yazan Khalili
Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Noise
Journal #97
Anna T.
The Opacity of Queer Languages
Journal #60
Raqs Media Collective
Stammer, Mumble, Sweat, Scrawl, and Tic
Journal #00
Wayne Koestenbaum
Lounge Act at Thek Lounge
Journal #87
11 essays

Healing

Compiled by e-flux journal editors
Jalal Toufic
If You Prick Us, Do We Not Bleed? No
Journal #50
Marion von Osten
Human Animal Song
Journal #83
Boris Groys
Politics of Installation
Journal #02
Franco “Bifo” Berardi
The Second Coming
Journal #83
Alina Popa
Art after Cantemir
Journal #98
Kasia Wolinska and Frida Sandström
The Future Body at Work
Journal #99
Irmgard Emmelhainz
Shattering and Healing
Journal #96
Okwui Okpokwasili
of wishing and superheroes
Journal #105
9 essays

Work

Compiled by e-flux journal editors
Françoise Vergès
Capitalocene, Waste, Race, and Gender
Journal #100
Fred Moten and Stefano Harney
Debt and Study
Journal #14
Franco “Bifo” Berardi
The Coming Global Civil War: Is There Any Way Out?
Journal #69
Simone White
or, on being the other woman
Journal #92
Paolo Virno
Déjà Vu and the End of History
Journal #62
Ariella Aïsha Azoulay
Imagine Going on Strike: Museum Workers and Historians
Journal #104
9 essays

Silence

Compiled by Chiara Ianeselli
Elena Filipovic
A Museum That is Not
Journal #04
Joan Kee
Nobody Owns Me
Journal #96
Daniel Birnbaum and Anders Olsson
An Interview with Jacques Derrida on the Limits of Digestion
Journal #02
Martha Rosler
English and All That
Journal #45
Nana Adusei-Poku
On Being Present Where You Wish to Disappear
Journal #80
8 essays

Borders

Compiled by e-flux journal editors
Hito Steyerl
Duty-Free Art
Journal #63
María Iñigo Clavo
Modernity vs. Epistemodiversity
Journal #73
Raqs Media Collective
Now and Elsewhere
Journal #12
Gregg Bordowitz
Eclipse
Journal #22
9 essays

Closeness

Compiled by Lilly Markaki
Irmgard Emmelhainz
Shattering and Healing
Journal #96
Mladen Dolar
One Divides into Two
Journal #33
Charles Tonderai Mudede
Black Mirror Body
Journal #80
Tavi Meraud
Iridescence, Intimacies
Journal #61
Bernard Stiegler and Irit Rogoff
Transindividuation
Journal #14
Elizabeth A. Povinelli
Routes/Worlds
Journal #27
Paul Chan
The Unthinkable Community
Journal #16
Brian Kuan Wood
Is it Love?
Journal #53
9 essays

Volumetrics

Compiled by Chantelle Mitchell & Jaxon Waterhouse
Timotheus Vermeulen
The New “Depthiness”
Journal #61
Brian Kuan Wood
We Are the Weather
Journal #45
Chus Martínez
The Octopus in Love
Journal #55
Natasha Ginwala and Vivian Ziherl
Sensing Grounds: Mangroves, Unauthentic Belonging, Extra-Territoriality
Journal #45
Rachel O’Reilly
Dematerializations of the Land/Water Object
Journal #90
Brian Holmes
Driving the Golden Spike
Journal #85
Natasha Ginwala and Vivian Ziherl
The Negative Floats: Questions of Earth Inheritance
Journal #58
8 essays

End

Compiled by Christian Rossipal
Günther Anders
Apocalypse without Kingdom
Journal #97
Franco “Bifo” Berardi
The Future After the End of the Economy
Journal #30
Paolo Virno
Déjà Vu and the End of History
Journal #62
Words by Franco “Bifo” Berardi
Illustrations by Andrew Alexander
The End of Prophecy
Journal #95
Irmgard Emmelhainz
Shattering and Healing
Journal #96
8 essays

Pathologies

Compiled by Nashin Mahtani
Franco “Bifo” Berardi and Massimiliano Geraci
Killing Swarm, Part 1
Journal #102
Kali Stull and Etienne Turpin
Our Vectors, Ourselves
Architecture – Superhumanity
Orit Halpern
Hopeful Resilience
Architecture – Accumulation
Maurizio Lazzarato and Éric Alliez
To Our Enemies
Journal #78
Antonia Majaca and Luciana Parisi
The Incomputable and Instrumental Possibility
Journal #77
Godofredo Pereira
Towards an Environmental Architecture
Architecture – Positions
8 essays

Tomorrow

Compiled by Ryan Hughes
Not An Alternative
Institutional Liberation
Journal #77
Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, and Anton Vidokle
Editorial—“Alternative Economies”
Journal #27
Gean Moreno and Ernesto Oroza
Learning from Little Haiti
Journal #06
Nicolas Siepen and Åsa Sonjasdotter
Learning by Doing: Reflections on Setting Up a New Art Academy
Journal #14
Ane Hjort Guttu
How to Become a Non-Artist
Journal #53
Pierre Bal-Blanc, Ferran Barenblit, Alexandra Baudelot, Binna Choi, Eyal Danon, Maria Lind, Pablo Martínez, Sanne Oorthuizen, Emily Pethick, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, and Tadej Pogačar
How to Begin Living in the Trees?
Journal #53
Denise Ferreira da Silva
How
Journal #105
Liam Gillick
The Good of Work
Journal #16
8 essays

Absence

Compiled by Paul Boyé
Hu Fang
The Door to Slow Sunset
Journal #40
Anton Vidokle
Art Without Artists?
Journal #16
Raqs Media Collective
Stammer, Mumble, Sweat, Scrawl, and Tic
Journal #00
Teresa Castro
The Mediated Plant
Journal #102
Jalal Toufic
If You Prick Us, Do We Not Bleed? No
Journal #50
Nathan Lee
Becoming-Undetectable
Journal #44
8 essays

Touch

Compiled by Minou Norouzi
Tina M. Campt
The Loophole of Retreat—An Invitation
Journal #105
Isabelle Stengers
Reclaiming Animism
Journal #36
Raqs Media Collective
Stammer, Mumble, Sweat, Scrawl, and Tic
Journal #00
Omer Fast
Take a Deep Breath
Journal #00
Christa Blümlinger
An Archeologist of the Present
Journal #59
Tavi Meraud
Iridescence, Intimacies
Journal #61
10 essays

BloodBlooms

Compiled by Adeola Olakiitan
Etel Adnan
Enclosement
Journal #22
Tristan Garcia
The Intense Life: An Ethical Ideal
Journal #87
Boris Buden and Darko Suvin
Only Intelligent Planning Can Save Us
Journal #86
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Manifestos for the Future
Journal #12
Jonas Staal
Comrades in Deep Future
Journal #102
Isabelle Bruno and Christopher Newfield
Can the Cognitariat Speak?
Journal #14
Wayne Koestenbaum
Lounge Act at Thek Lounge
Journal #87
Words by Hu Fang
Illustrations by Mojo Wang
Faceless Man
Journal #95
9 essays

Corporeality

Compiled by Murat Adash
Karen Sherman
The Glory Hole
Journal #87
Gregg Bordowitz
Anhedonia
Journal #44
Etel Adnan
Enclosement
Journal #22
Sherif El-Azma
The Psychogeography of Loose Associations
Journal #10
Daniel Birnbaum and Anders Olsson
An Interview with Jacques Derrida on the Limits of Digestion
Journal #02
Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
The Music of the Spheres
Journal #105
Renee Gladman
Untitled (Environments)
Journal #92
8 essays

Masks

Compiled by Kiki de Mouilpied Sancto
Oxana Timofeeva
What Lenin Teaches Us About Witchcraft
Journal #100
Natasha Ginwala
Untaming Restraint and the Deferred Apology
Journal #94
Simon Sheikh
Positively Trojan Horses Revisited
Journal #09
Serubiri Moses
Violent Dreaming
Journal #107
Elvia Wilk
Ask Before You Bite
Journal #103
9 essays

Unlearning

Compiled by Lisa Andreani
Irit Rogoff
Turning
Journal #00
Anton Vidokle
Art without Work?
Journal #29
Maria Lind
Soon
Journal #93
Luis Camnitzer
Art and Literacy
Journal #03
Boris Groys
The Museum as a Cradle of Revolution
Journal #106
Felicity D. Scott
“Vanguards”
Journal #64
10 essays

Time

Compiled by Clemens Finkelstein
Tristan Garcia
The Intense Life: An Ethical Ideal
Journal #87
Bernard Stiegler and Irit Rogoff
Transindividuation
Journal #14
Lamin Fofana
Dis/Continuum
Journal #79
Reza Negarestani
Keith Tilford
Chronosis: Exordium
Journal #95
María Iñigo Clavo
Modernity vs. Epistemodiversity
Journal #73
Trevor Paglen
Fedorov’s Geographies of Time
Journal #88
Andrei Platonov
Immortality
Journal #91
8 essays

Contactless

Compiled by Ofri Cnaani and Sarah Vowden
Arthur Jafa and Tina M. Campt
Love is the Message, The Plan is Death
Journal #81
Lauren Berlant and Elizabeth A. Povinelli
Holding Up the World, Part III: In the Event of Precarity … A Conversation
Journal #58
Keller Easterling
An Internet of Things
Journal #31
Geert Lovink and Yuk Hui
Digital Objects and Metadata Schemes
Journal #78
Kasia Wolinska and Frida Sandström
The Future Body at Work
Journal #99
9 essays

Shadow-Time

Compiled by Cristina Parreño Alonso
Trevor Paglen
Fedorov’s Geographies of Time
Journal #88
Anton Vidokle and Hito Steyerl
Cosmic Catwalk and the Production of Time
Journal #82
Franco “Bifo” Berardi
Game Over
Journal #100
Ana Teixeira Pinto
Death Wall: Extinction, Entropy, Singularity
Journal #67
9 essays

Immunity

Compiled by Jort van der Laan
Chus Martínez
The Octopus in Love
Journal #55
Karen Sherman
The Glory Hole
Journal #87
Tavi Meraud
Iridescence, Intimacies
Journal #61
Françoise Vergès
Capitalocene, Waste, Race, and Gender
Journal #100
Marina Gržinić
Drawing a Border (Reartikulacija, Part 3 of 3)
Journal #02
Gregg Bordowitz
Anhedonia
Journal #44
Kasia Wolinska and Frida Sandström
The Future Body at Work
Journal #99
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