Three books, Manifold Books, Amsterdam

Manifold invites makers to develop a proposal between books and a space; I proposed three books that are closely related to my work process at Manifold Books: Isabelle Stengers’ “Cosmopolitics II,” “Making Memory Matter” by Lisa Saltzman and Portugal Hoje: Medo de Existir by José Gil.

I imprinted Gil’s book, line by line during the process of translating it to English. I rubbed the wall of Manifold Books into every page of Making Memory Matter, finally I brought into Stengers’ chapters on the diplomat the material that I was setting out to explore by departing from her theoretical framework: the philosophical Journey of Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira in Brazil between 1782 and 1992.