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Below is a list of in-print works in this collection, presented in series order or publication order as applicable.

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1.Cover: A Singular Plurality: The Works of Dario Escobar

A Singular Plurality: The Works of Dario Escobar

Falconi, José Luis

The provocative works of Guatemalan sculptor Dario Escobar challenge us to reconsider our relation to the myriad of mass-produced objects that encroach on our daily experience. The essays in A Singular Plurality offer a critical account of how his whimsical incisiveness dismantled the rigid opposition between the cosmopolitan and the local.

2.Cover: Pedro Reyes: Ad Usum / To Be Used

Pedro Reyes: Ad Usum / To Be Used

Falconi, José Luis

Mexico-based artist, architect, and cultural agent Pedro Reyes turns existing social problems into opportunities for effecting tangible change through collective imagination. Ad Usum: To Be Used is a full-color illustrated survey of Reyes’s projects including images, interviews, and critical essays by leading scholars in diverse fields.

3.Cover: The Logic of Disorder: The Art and Writing of Abraham Cruzvillegas

The Logic of Disorder: The Art and Writing of Abraham Cruzvillegas

Greeley, Robin Adèle

The Logic of Disorder presents for the first time to the English-speaking world the writings of seminal Mexican contemporary visual artist Abraham Cruzvillegas. Each of the texts included in this volume is fully annotated and is accompanied by a number of critical studies by leading curators and scholars.

4.Cover: Cultural Agents Reloaded: The Legacy of Antanas Mockus

Cultural Agents Reloaded: The Legacy of Antanas Mockus

Tognato, Carlo

Cultural Agents Reloaded reflects on the accomplishments and failures of Antanas Mockus, twice Mayor of Bogotá. His example motivates us to sharpen our understanding of what cultural agency is in the present day by bringing into focus the challenges public humanities face when they travel South and struggle to become genuinely global.

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Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

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In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene