'Undoing Property? examines complex relationships inside art, culture, political economy, immaterial production, and the public realm today. In its pages artists and theorists address aspects of computing, curating, economy, ecology, gentrification, music, publishing, piracy, and much more.

Property shapes all social relations. Its invisible lines force separations and create power relations felt through the unequal distribution of what is otherwise collectively produced value. Over the last few years the precise question of what should be privately owned and public­ly shared in society has animated intense political struggles and social movements around the world. In this shadow the publication’s critical texts, interviews and artistic interventions offer models of practice and interrogate diverse sites, from the body, to the courtroom, to the server, to the museum. The book asks why propertisation itself has changed so fundamentally over the last few decades and what might be done to challenge it. The "undoing" of Undoing Property? begins with the recognition that something else is possible.' - from publisher's website.

Includes a preface by Binna Choi, Maria Lind and Emily Pethick. With collective bibliography and biographies of contributors.
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As We May Think - David BERRY
The Sabotage of Debt - Matteo PASQUINELLI
Cruel Economy of Authorship - Kuba SZREDER
Improvisation and Communisation - Mattin
Copying is Always Transformative: Rasmus Fleischer in Conversation with Laurel Ptak
Fields of Zombies: Biotech Agriculture and the Privatisation of Knowledge - Claire PENTECOST
Public Access, Private Access - David HORVITZ
Thing 001895 (Playing Cards) - Agency
The Edges of the Public Domain - Open Music Archive
Seat Belt Patent 1962 - Nils BOHLIN
The Artist's Trust - Marysia LEWANDOWSKA, 柳思雅
Abstraction and the Currency of the Social: Marina Vishmidt in Conversation with Laurel Ptak
From Ownership to Belonging - Matthew STADLER
Interface, Access, Loss - Sean DOCKRAY
Imaginary Property - Florian SCHNEIDER
Reproducing the Future: Marilyn Strathern in Conversation with Marysia Lewandowska
Exchange and Circulation - Antonia HIRSCH
Undoing Property?
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