Toying Around: -archies, -cracies & -isms

Ebook and Print-on-Demand Self-Publication


Is democracy failing us?

The artist publication Toying Around presents a short essay in interpretation of the press coverage of protests during the 2017 US presidential inauguration that poses this very question. In search of an answer, we encounter a collection of Wikipedia articles in the second half of the book, showcasing a wide variety of forms of government. From Matriarchy to Technocracy to Despotism, engaging with the theories and histories of these -archies, -cracies and -isms might help us to identify ways to move forward with democracies in crisis.

The ebook version is available for download on the SurpriseSurprise Online Platform of K├╝nstlerhaus Bremen.