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Alexander Carnera

Carnera is a freelance writer living in Copenhagen.

Venice Biennial: What happens when man is no longer the center?

PHOTOGRAPHY: This year's Venice Art Biennale shows us a different world, more tangled, unsettling, weird and fragile at the same time. From each room, vibrant lines are drawn between disaster and collapse, colonialism and belonging, human and machine.

A feeling in motion

Francois Jullien: Living off Landscape: or the Unthought-of in Reason
In his new book, French philosopher Francois Jullien maps both China's historical view of nature and landscape, and partly a philosophy of life as modern Chinese and we in the West can be inspired by.

Scars into a foreign soul

Nikolaus Geyrhalter: EARTH
Have we lost nature, understood as the framework of cycle and cruelty and otherness that is not part of ourselves, but an outside?

When the Ball Comes – About Life Wonder and a Common World

Torben Ulrich: The eyes of the ball, the legs of the being. Notes along the sports column (s) the roads. Foreword by Lars Movin
A marvelous ecopoetic journey to join the world.

Not quite the same as kindness, gentleness, generosity, as goodness, as sweet, as soft, as the quality of velvet, as subtle secret

Anne Dufourmantelle: Power of Gentleness
A beautiful and wise book about daring as an active passivity and resistance in ethics and politics.

The depressive as society's seismograph

Mikkel Krause Frantzen: A future without a future. Depression as a political problem and the alternative narratives of art
To regain faith in the future and the ability to steer away from the collapse of the world, we must begin with the imagination.

A sense of living in a time when the world is dying

Sayaka Murata: Convenience Store Woman
How can the story of a grocery store employee capture so many readers worldwide?

From silence we have come, to silence we shall be

Erland Kiøsterud: Revelation
… And only by silence can we be resurrected. 

When the spirit disappeared

Hans-Jørgen Schanz / O. Thomsen: Spirit / Fear not freedom. About humanism and the humanities
Both Schanz and Thomsen defend the belief that man is more than culture and more than his biological constituents – man is also spirit, they claim.