Zero Squared #110: Dark Matters

May 18th, 2017 | By | Category: Articles, Zero Squared

Nick Dunn is a professor of Urban Design at Lancaster University. He is formerly of the Manchester School of Architecture where he was Principal Lecturer, Director of Studies and Co-director of the [Re_Map] atelier, whose research is concerned with the mapping and representation of urban networks, data and conditions.

His book Dark Matters: A Manifesto of the Nocturnal City, published by Zero Books last November, explores the city at night as a place and time within which escape from the confines of the daytime is possible.

Nicolas Diaz of NetGalley described the book this way: A must read for anyone who's starting with hauntology, dérive or urbanism in general. It's short, urgent and written with poetic sensibility.

I want to remind you that Angela Nagle’s book Kill All Normies and Brian Willem’s novel Henry Henry is available for pre-order through Amazon. Henry Henry is an experimental novel comprising two alternating stories: one a factually inaccurate pseudo-biography of 17th-century composer Henry Purcell and the other the story of Purcell’s mid-20th-century biographers.

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2 Comments to “Zero Squared #110: Dark Matters”

  1. steve waller says:

    Great show. I am a big fan of the late Mark Fisher and love how Nick summed up the idea of time being out of joint with the symptoms of stunted creativity culture as the “reflexive impotence”.

    This book is next on my list!

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