Issue 02
: Dénoue...ment (on catastrophies)

According to Aristotle a catastrophe is a reversal of the situation. How do we understand this concept today? Rather than generating prospects of pure decline, can the catastrophe be approached as a moment of openness, where the dissolution of the existing enables the formation of new collective structures? A dénouement, as the title suggests, is the epilogue of a story and its promise for the unexpected to unfold, an for a collective future others to be discovered, developed, and narrated. This issue proposes a space to think about catastrophe as a starting point and not as an end.

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