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Karianne Fogelberg, Maja Gunn, ...: ‘Has clothing ever been straight?’
‘Has clothing ever been straight?’
(p. 183 – 188)

Karianne Fogelberg, Maja Gunn, Zairong Xiang

‘Has clothing ever been straight?’
Maja Gunn and Zairong Xiang in conversation with Karianne Fogelberg

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  • ecology
  • transhumanism
  • art theory

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Karianne Fogelberg

has been a research associate for design and architectural theory at the cx centre for interdisciplinary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, since 2012. She researches the contemporary expansion of the understanding of design in the light of current theoretical approaches, for instance from the social sciences and political theory. She has also curated and initiated events in this area, such as the format Undesign, which aims to liberate the critical potential of design (with Sarah Dorkenwald). Her writings have appeared internationally in design publications, including in étapes and Frame, as well as in academic publications. Until 2007 Fogelberg worked as an editor for the publication form. She has a BA in European studies from King’s College London and the London School of Economics as well as an MA in the history of design and material culture from the Royal College of Art/Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
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Zairong Xiang

was, until summer 2020, research fellow at Potsdam University with the RTG minor cosmopolitanisms. He joins the faculty of Duke Kunshan University as Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Associate Director of Art. He is author of Queer Ancient Ways: A Decolonial Exploration (Goleta: punctum books, 2018) and has co-edited the special issue “Hyperimage” for New Arts: Journal of National Academy of Art (32, 2018); and a special issue at GLQ – A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies: “The Ontology of the Couple” (25 no. 2, 2019). He curated the minor cosmopolitan weekend at HKW – Haus der Kulturen der Welt in December 2018 and will co-curate the 2nd Guangzhou Image Triennial in 2021.
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Marietta Kesting (ed.), Susanne Witzgall (ed.): Human after Man

The ideal of the Western white Man as the universal representative of humanity has repeatedly been subject to critique. For several decades the Jamaican author and philosopher Sylvia Wynter – the book’s title refers to her formulation ‘Towards Human after Man’ – has advocated a decolonial concept of the human decoupled from its Western normalized and racialized configurations. Current neo-materialist, post-humanist or ecological discourses see the most pressing impetus for a rethinking of the human above all in climate change, mass extinction, the tightening fusion of the living and the technical and their associated mechanisms of capitalist exploitation. This book interrelates these different approaches and brings them into dialogue with artistic positions projecting alternative forms of the human in radical and sometimes highly speculative ways. The publication is the result of the seventh annual programme of the cx centre for interdisciplinary studies of the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.


With contributions by Morehshin Allahyari, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Bracha L. Ettinger, Louisa Gagliardi, Maja Gunn, Luciana Parisi, Istvan Praet, Kathrin Thiele, Alexander G. Weheliye, Zairong Xiang and others.