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Giorgio Agamben: Requiem for the Students

A translation of a short intervention by Giorgio Agamben on the blog Diario della crisi at the website of the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici. As in many of his recent writings, Agamben refers specifically to developments in Italy.

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From Embers: History of Epidemics in Canadian Prisons

In the context of ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks in Canadian prisons and jails, I was curious about other times in history that prisoners have faced similar situations and especially times when prisoners have been released as a result.

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Chronicles from the state of emergency No. 9 – Wall paper from #Trentino

Comrades from Trentino (Italian territory) published their ninth wall paper about the current state of emergency which is now being pasted in several cities.

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Rupture Spring 2020: The sickness came long before the virus

Well here it is – the lockdown edition of Rupture. Notable for the fact that in the 20 years of publication this is the first issue not to be printed as a hard copy. This has come with its benefits – we can use colour images, don’t have to design in blocks of four pages (for folding purposes uh-huh), didn’t have to agonise about fitting all the text and imagery into the layout and well, there aren’t any listings to collate. It’s also rare for the zine to have a theme – but quite frankly it’s kind of nice doing things a different way for a change.

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#Brussels: l’École 404, new squat in #Schaerbeek

Brussels. Belgium. L’École 404 is a squat in Schaerbeek that opened shortly before the announcement of the lockdown. In this former school lives a mixed collective of about twenty people from different backgrounds.

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There are no metropolitan revolts, only revolts against the metropolis

In August of 2019, the collective author “consejo nocturno” [nocturnal council] released a chapter of their 2018 book Un habitar más fuerte que la metrópoli on the Artilleria immanente websiteWhile we await the publication of the full work in English, ill-will-editions have taken the initiative to translate the chapter here, offering links to the books it cites in the notes below.

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Virus. Beyond the dark horizon Vol. 2 calling for contributors to pocket book

So now it’s global pandemic time! Who would have thought? Any maps of change we might have started scrawling on the shores are washed away.

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