Indebted to Intervene (Book)
Critical Lessons in Debt, Communication, Art, and Theoretical Practice
As governments and individuals struggle with growing indebtedness, the topic of debt itself—what it is, what it means, and how we understand it—has never been more salient. This collection brings together a range of contributions from many disciplines and around the world to consider debt through various lenses, including design, art, technology, political economy, social justice, surveillance, protest, education, urban and virtual spaces, and more. Aiming not just to advance scholarship, but to push ahead real change in the world, the book offers not only analytical insights and conceptual apparatuses, but practical tools and radical inspirations as well. A powerful analysis of a concept that has become ever more central to everyday society, Indebted to Intervene will be essential reading for scholars and citizens alike.
Oliver Vodeb is a researcher and lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology and the founder, principal curator, and editor of the Memefest Festival of Socially Responsive Communication and Art.