The Obsidian Coast Library is an initiative for commissioning specialised reading lists that resonate with our broader programme and will gradually grow into a small reference library, intended as a generative resource for all who visit us. The first reading list is Obsidian Coast director Nella Aarne's own. It seeks to capture elements of our operative ethos, recent research, new pathways of thought that are yet to take shape and enquiries into the contemporary context within which we must navigate and find ways to live whilst protecting the life of those around us.





OCTOBER 2018
Nella Aarne: Obsidian Coast

Mel Y. Chen, Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect (Duke University Press, 2012)

Hélène Cixous and Catherine Clément, The Newly Born Woman (University of Minnesota Press, 1986)

Keller Easterling, Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (Verso, 2014)

Isabell Lorey, State of Insecurity: Government of the Precarious (Verso, 2015)

Chantal Mouffe, Agonistics: Thinking the World Politically (Verso, 2013)

María Puig de la Bellacasa, Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in More than Human Worlds (Duke University Press, 2014)

The Invisible Committee, To Our Friends (MIT Press, 2015)

Alexander G. Weheliye, Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human (Duke University Press, 2014)