Written as an essay, An Attempt at a «Compositionist Manifesto» points out the need for the manifesto as a genre, and its total coincidence with contemporaneity despite the opposite thinking being dominant. Using the Communist Manifesto as a model based on the common speech, Latour constructs a Manifesto using the different meanings of the word «compose» in order to think about a new world: one that is composed and decomposed into heterogeneous elements. For the author, the manifesto is the composite of the world that we need to imagine.
Contemporary? Manifestos! (04)
Softcover, risograph, 60 pages, 4.5 inches x 6.5 inches, English, Gato Negro Ediciones, 2017.