Translation collaborations, philosophy parties, short videos, journals within journals – just some of the innovative means Glänta uses to reach beyond its base in Gothenburg, Sweden. Join Sarah Waring in peering around the cultural journal’s door with editor Göran Dahlberg in this episode of Gagarin, the Eurozine podcast.
Göran Dahlberg’s book, as mentioned in this podcast, Ghost Life – Hauntings in the society of spectres, published in English by Multimedijalni institut, November 2020.
Having recently edited the English translations of three articles from Glänta‘s conceptual toolbox issue, editor Sarah Waring speaks with Göran Dahlberg, editor and member of the Eurozine Board of Trustees, about the cultural journal’s ethos, editorial scope and its past, present and forthcoming content.
A toolbox of concepts
Whether from within or outside the system, ‘old tools can find new uses and new tools can awaken old and forgotten knowledge’. Our Swedish partner journal Glänta has created a ‘toolbox’ which contains concepts for tearing down old societal structures and building new ones.
Göran Dahlberg’s editorial:
Matilda Amundsen Bergström revisits temperance:
Virtue overcoming boundaries
Miriam Rasch encourages idiots:
And Karl Palmås explores how time is suspended during crises:
Published 17 November 2020
Original in English
First published by Eurozine
Contributed by Glänta © Göran Dahlberg / EurozinePDF/PRINT
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