Future Knowledge: A Reading List

From adventures in the anthropocene to cutting-edge architecture inspired by nature, our latest reading list draws from the art projects, research and theory behind our exhibition, Future Knowledge (22 September – 28 October 2018). A selection of these titles will be available to purchase in the Modern Art Oxford Shop and on display for reference in our Piper Gallery.

As Spaces Fold, Companions Meet (2017)
Eline McGeorge

PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future (2015)
Paul Mason

Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet we Made (2014)
Gaia Vince

Tania Kovats (2010)
Jeremy Millar and Philip Hoare

Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day (2017)
Roman Krznaric

Nature [Documents of Contemporary Art] (2012)
Jeffrey Kastner

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (2015)
Naomi Klein

Torti Gallas + Partners, Architects of Community (2017)
By John Francis Torti, Thomas M. Gallas and Cheryl A. O’Neill

The Oldest Living Things in the World (2014)
Rachel Sussman, featuring essays by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Carl Zimmer

Social Forms: A Short History of Political Art (2018)
Christian Viveros-Fauné

Building to Educate, School Architecture & Design (2018)
Sibylle Kramer

Raising a Forest (2018)
Thibaud Herem

The Book of Trees (2018)
Piotr Socha and Wojciech Grajkowski

Do Disrupt: Change the Status Quo. Or Become It (2013)
Mark Shayler

Civilization: The Way We Live Now (2018)
Holly Roussell and William Ewing

Biomimicry in Architecture (2011)
Michael Pawlyn

Biomorphic Structures: Architecture Inspired by Nature (2017)
Asterios Agkathidis

Last Diamonds (2017)
Francesco Bosso

The Future: A Very Short Introduction (2017)
Jennifer Gidley

Dark Ecology: For a Logic of Future Coexistence (2016)
Timothy Morton

Whole Earth Discipline (2009)
Book by Stewart Brand

The Hidden Pleasures of Life: A New Way of Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future (2015)
Theodore Zeldin

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2015)
Yuval Noah Harari

How to Change the World (The School of Life) (2012)
John-Paul Flintoff and The School of Life

The Knowledge Illusion: The myth of individual thought and the power of collective wisdom (2017)
Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach

Do Humankind’s Best Days Lie Ahead? (2016)
Steven Pinker, Matt Ridley, Alain de Botton, Malcolm Gladwell

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