FEMINISM: In the attempt to align identity politics with the teachings of the Catholic Church, the Italian writer and feminist Michele Murgia envisions an opportunity for renewal – for the church. Here, The Holy Spirit opens for something different and non-gendered, for queerness.
PHILOSOPHY: Italian Giorgio Agamben describes and envisions different courses for our thinking than today's more technologically nihilistic will-driven production paradigm. Two books delve into other possibilities than the 'fire' he believes we find ourselves in. In this essay, Astrid Nordang tries to bring out some of this complicated material.