Voilà! In-house production arrived this morning! Thanx to all those collaborating and supporting the project over the last three years. The book includes guest contributions by Kristian Kreiner, Leentje Volker, Peter Holm Jacobsen, Andreas Kamstrup, Camille Crossman, Torsten Schmiedeknecht and interviews with Malcolm Reading, Dietmar Eberle and Werner Sobek.
A new book in German on the worldwide growing number of repair initiatives: ‘Repairing the World – Open Source and DIY as post-capitalist practices’ (my own translation). This book collects ways of doing things together beyond market and state. The book can be downloaded for free from the editor’s website.
Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh on his study of a crack-dealing gang in the Robert Taylor Homes, Chicago IL. Whilst the gang was involved in drug traffic, Sudhir Venkatesh also talks about the social purpose of the gang in absence of public services. People could turn to the gang, to get help. The study was published in the book Gang Leader for a Day in 2008.