New book chapters on the nocturnal city

3S member Casper Laing Ebbensgaard has recently published two short chapters in the book Interior Realms.

The first of these chapters, entitled ‘Collective Matter, Vertical Life’, explores the home as a site of cultural production in the vertical night. Through a vignette that follows the routines of two residents in a high-rise in central, east London, the chapter draws attention to the often mundane, if not overseen, domestic patterns and routines that are established in continuous negotiation with the immediate surroundings. The chapter offers a proposition for how home-making practices might provoke radical rethinking of the ways in which intimacy is sought, forged and wrought in the public night. 

The second chapter, ‘Manifestos for the night’, is co-authored with Rut Blees Luxemburg and provides a series of short texts that respond to a selection of photographs taken by the artist Rut Blees Luxemburg in which she explores different dimensions of the nocturnal city, to form a visual-textual manifesto for the nocturnal city.