New Translation of Vaneigem Classic

One of the most essential books for my own coming of (political) age in the sixties was Raoul Vaneigem’s Traité de Savoir-vivre…, one of the two core texts of the Situationist International (the other one being Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle). As readers of this blog will know, I have kept up with Vaneigem’s writings over the years — here & here & here — and so … Read more New Translation of Vaneigem Classic

Conversation with Raoul Vaneigem

Alerted to this by Mak Thwaite’s excellent ReadySteady blog, here are the opening paras of Hans Ulrich Obrist’s recent interview with Raoul Vaneigem. You can read the full text on the Interactvist site here. Conversation with Raoul Vaneigem Hans Ulrich Obrist Hans Ulrich Obrist: I just visited Edouard Glissant and Patrick Chamoiseau, who have written an appeal to Barack Obama. What would your appeal and/or advice be to Obama? … Read more Conversation with Raoul Vaneigem

Light Summer Reading

Have finally settled down enough to get some reading done, but before moving to my two biggies (the new Sollers & the new Debray — of which more when I’ll have read & digested them), I am finishing Raoul Vaneigem’s Journal Imaginaire (Le Cherche Midi, 2006)  on which I already reported last summer. Meditative stuff, well worth reading in the morning sun, watching the buzzards catch an updraft along … Read more Light Summer Reading