Dark Matters: A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City

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Dark Matters: A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City

Dark Matters: A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City By Nick Dunn Dark Matters A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City Dark Matters explores the city at night as a place and time within which escape from the confines of the daytime is possible More specifically it is a state of being There is a long history of nightw

  • Title: Dark Matters: A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City
  • Author: Nick Dunn
  • ISBN: 9781782797487
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dark Matters: A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City By Nick Dunn Dark Matters explores the city at night as a place and time within which escape from the confines of the daytime is possible More specifically, it is a state of being There is a long history of nightwalking, often integral to shady worlds of miscreants, shift workers and transgressors Yet the night offers much to be enjoyed beyond vice Night by definition contrasts dayDark Matters explores the city at night as a place and time within which escape from the confines of the daytime is possible More specifically, it is a state of being There is a long history of nightwalking, often integral to shady worlds of miscreants, shift workers and transgressors Yet the night offers much to be enjoyed beyond vice Night by definition contrasts day, summoning notions of darkness and fear But another night exists out there Liberation and exhilaration in the urban landscape is increasingly rare when so much of our attention and actions are controlled Rather than consider darkness as negative, opposed to illumination and enlightenment, this book explores the rich potential of the dark for our senses The question may no longer be about what spaces we wish to engage with but when we do
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    1. Avery on said:

      I m rating this five stars, which I rarely do these days, but you are not guaranteed to like this at all The book is simultaneously trying to be theory and poetry, at some points literally it contains both Baudelaire esque descriptions of decaying urban streets the author has walked down, and a manifesto proclaiming the virtue of subverting neoliberal order through nighttime urban walks, like in Ray Bradbury s short story The Pedestrian and his novel Fahrenheit 451 If this sounds insufferable to [...]

    2. Justin on said:

      An extremely poetic examination of the nocturnal city At times it almost felt like a love letter to an abusive partner i.e neoliberal cities about how beautiful they happen to be when they re asleep While reading it I couldn t help but think of Heidegger s analysis of tool being The book is written as a quasi phenomenological description of a certain state of urban being While most of us, most of the time, comport ourselves towards the city in the manner of readiness to hand, as a familiar piece [...]

    3. Gemma on said:

      I believe this book to be a piece of art which encapsulates the feeling of walking around a city at night Theoretical points are discussed, but to me personally, the poetic language of the journey interspersed with lyrics and quotes, made this book special.

    4. Soukyan Blackwood on said:

      The rest at NMR Not a bad read Not a good read, but I think I feel this way mostly because it was rather meant to be read as it is meant to be written in one breath that pulls the ground from under your feet You get back up and walk away, so to speak I spent days on it, and so the thoughts settled, as a result I have a tough time to even explain what this book was So I ll give it 3 out of 5, for two is too little, and four is too much It was worth the time, that is for sure There are a lot of gr [...]

    5. Nicolás on said:

      A must read for anyone who s starting with hauntology, d rive or urbanism in general It s short, urgent and written with poetic sensibility One big caveat this is not a book about reclaiming the right to the city nocturnal or otherwise.

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