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  • Christoph Ramisch (Ed)

    Daidalos Nr 22-23

  • Hella Gerlach

    Gelenkstellen - Loose Joints

  • Grant H. Kester

    Beyond the Sovereign Self. Aesthetic Autonomy from the…

  • Jana Müller

    Jana Müller. Falscher Hase / Mock Rabbit

  • Francois Dupuis-Déri, Benjamin Pillet (…

    Anarcho-Indigenism. Conversations on Land and Freedom

  • Editors for this issue: Ariane Müller,…

    Starship 20

  • Achille Mbembe


  • Léa Perraudin, Clemens Winkler, Claudia…

    Material Trajectories. Designing With Care?

  • Chus Martínez

    The Complex Answer. On Art as a Nonbinary Intelligence

  • Kader Attia, Anselm Franke, Ana…

    White West: Fascism, Unreason, and the Paradox of Modernity

  • Aleksandra Kedziorek

    CIAM ARCHIPELAGO. The Letters by Helena Syrkus

  • Anna Kornbluh

    Immediacy, Or, The Style of Too Late Capitalism

  • Georgina Voss

    Systems Ultra. How Things, People, and Ideas Connect in a…

  • Piet Eckert, Wim Eckert (Hg.)

    Ontologie der Konstruktion. Raumwirkung in der Architektur

  • Gabrielle Schaad, Torsten Lange (eds.)

    archithese reader: Critical Positions in Search of…

  • Kersten Geers, Jelena Pancevac (eds.)

    Giancarlo de Carlo. Experiments in Thickness

  • Lauren Berlant

    Grausamer Optimismus

  • Robert Klanten, Mario Depicolzuane (Hg.)

    Designing Brands. A Collaborative Approach To Creating…

  • Joanna Zylinska

    The Perception Machine

  • Alessandro Ludovico

    Tactical Publishing

  • Aaron Betsky

    The Monster Leviathan. Anarchitecture

  • Jason McBride

    Eat Your Mind. The Radical Life and Work of Kathy Acker

  • Nóra Ó Murchú, Janez Fakin Janša (Eds.)

    A Short Incomplete History of Technologies That Scale

  • Ingo Niermann

    The Monadic. Age Notes on the Coming Social Order

  • Dennis Pohl

    Building Carbon Europe

  • Julieta Aranda, Kaye Cain-Nielsen,…

    Wonderflux - A Decade of e-flux Journal

  • Regine Ehleiter, Clio Nicastro, titre…

    HaFI 020: Erika Runge: Überlegungen beim Abschied von der…

  • Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Tom Holert

    HaFI 019: Natascha Sadr Haghighian: Was ich noch nicht…

  • Sónia Vaz Borges, Madeleine Bernstorff…

    HaFI 018: Skip Norman: On Africa

  • Clémentine Deliss

    Skin in the Game

  • Peter G. Rowe, Yoeun Chung

    Design Thinking and Storytelling in Architecture

  • Richard Weller

    To the Ends of the Earth. A Grand Tour for the 21st Century

  • François J. Bonnet, Bartolomé Sanson (…

    Spectres IV. A Thousand Voices / Mille Voix

  • Edited by Jolanthe Kugler and Scott…

    Keep it Flat. A little history on flat earth

  • Edited by Jolanthe Kugler and Scott…

    Objective: Earth - Designing our Planet

  • Daniel Martin Feige, Sandra Meireis (Hg…

    Ästhetik und Architektur

  • Luis Manuel Garcia-Mispireta

    Together, Somehow. Music, Affect, and Intimacy on the…

  • Arnold Aronson

    Fifty Key Theatre Designers

  • Quentin Stevens, Kim Dovey

    Temporary and Tactical Urbanism: (Re)assembling Urban Space

  • Flavien Menu (Ed.)


  • Angelika Burtscher, Daniele Lupo

    AS IF - 16 Dialogues about Sheep, Black Holes, and Movement…

  • Anna Unterstab

    Design intersektional unter die Lupe nehmen. Gestaltung als…

  • Silvio Lorusso

    What Design Can't Do. Essays on Design and Disillusion

  • OASE Journal for Architecture #116

  • Lena Enne

    Everyday Urban Design 8. Anmeldung not possible. Das…

  • Ruth Duma-Coman

    Everyday Urban Design 7. Der translokale Gebrauch des…

  • Andrew Berardini


  • Heinz Hirdina, Achim Trebeß, Stiftung…

    Theorie und Geschichte des Designs 2. Reaktionen auf die…

  • Heinz Hirdina, Achim Trebeß, Stiftung…

    Theorie und Geschichte des Designs 1 Einführung / Italien…

  • Lukas Feireiss, Florian Hadler (Hg)

    Weak Signals. New Narratives in Art and Technology

  • dérive

    dérive N° 94, Wohnungslosigkeit beenden (Jan-Mär 2024).…

  • raumlaborberlin

    Polylemma. raumlaborberlin

  • IDEA Magazine

    IDEA 404. Co-creation between AI and US

  • Johanna Mehl, Carolin Höfler (Eds)

    Attending [to] Futures. Matters of Politics in Design…

  • Talja Blokland

    Gemeinschaft als urbane Praxis

  • Deirdre Loughridge

    Sounding Human. Music and Machines, 1740/2020

  • Claudia Hummel, Valeria Fahrenkrog,…

    Berliner Hefte zu Geschichte und Gegenwart der Stadt #10.…

  • Lukas Brecheler, Lionel Esche


  • Gianpaolo Tucci

    Aesthetics Imperfections. How AI is Changing the Landscape…

  • Gary Zhexi Zhang

    Catastrophe Time!

  • Pier Vittorio Aureli

    Architecture and Abstraction

  • Ina Wudtke

    Black Studium. A Tribute to Fasia Jansen, Hilarius Gilges…

  • Małgorzata Bartosik

    Bronisław Zelek. In the letter wonderland

  • Lorraine Daston

    Regeln. Eine kurze Geschichte

  • Bernadette Krejs

    Instagram Wohnen

  • Myria Georgiou

    Being Human in Digital Cities

  • Francesca Ferrando

    The Art of Being Posthuman: Who Are We in the 21st Century?

  • Felix Dreesen, Stephan Thierbach


  • Loretta Lees, Tom Slater, Elvin Wyly (…

    The Planetary Gentrification Reader

  • Penny Lewis, Lorens Holm, Sandra Costa…

    Architecture and Collective Life

  • Anthony Brand

    Touching Architecture. Affective Atmospheres and Embodied…

  • Sarah Pink, Vaike Fors, Debora Lanzeni…

    Design Ethnography: Research, Responsibilities and Futures

  • Marcelo López-Dinardi

    Architecture from Public to Commons

  • Edna Bonhomme, Alice Spawls (Eds)

    After Sex

  • Philipp Oswalt

    Bauen am nationalen Haus. Architektur als Identitätspolitik

  • Samuel Clowes Huneke

    A Queer Theory of the State

  • Megan Francis Sullivan

    Megan Francis Sullivan. Oral History of Exhibitions

  • Bruno Munari

    Bruno Munari. Fantasia. Erfindung, Kreativität und…

  • Simone Jung, Steffi Hobuß, Sven Kramer

    Öffentlichkeiten zwischen Fakt und Fiktion.

  • Ben Schwartz (ed)

    UNLICENSED. Bootlegging As a Creative Practice

  • Rick Poynor

    Why Graphic Culture Matters

  • Katharina Sussek, Jens Müller

    PUMA - The Graphic Heritage

  • Jens Müller (Hg)

    ZDF TV+Design. Sechs Jahrzehnte Fernseh- und Corporate…

  • Roger Behrens, Jonas Engelmann, Frank…

    testcard #27. Rechtspop

  • Jonathan Cary

    Tricks of the Light. Essays on Art and Spectacle

  • Monica Ponce De Leon (Ed.)

    Lina Bo Bardi. Material Ideologies

  • Ghislaine Leung


  • Samia Henni (Hg)

    Deserts Are Not Empty

  • Rizvana Bradley

    Anteaesthetics. Black Aesthesis and the Critique of Form

  • Nerea Calvillo

    Aeropolis. Queering Air in Toxicpolluted Worlds

  • George Papam, David Bergé (Eds.)

    Islands After Tourism. Escaping the Monocultures of Leisure

  • Sofia Grigoriadou, Eliana Otta, David…

    Urban Lament. Collective Expressions of Pain, Rage, and…

  • Mark Manders

    Mark Manders. House With All Existings Words

  • Peter Mörtenböck, Helge Mooshammer

    In/formal Marketplaces. Experiments with Urban…

  • Jakob Claus, Petra Löffler (Eds.)

    Records of Disaster. Media Infrastructures and Climate…

  • George Brugmans

    Down To Earth. Designing For The Endgame

  • Eric Frijters, Matthijs Ponte (Eds.)

    The City as a System. Metabolic Design for New Urban Forms…

  • Hans-Christian Dany, Valérie Knoll

    No Dandy, No Fun. Looking Good as Things Fall Apart

cover The Invention of Green Colonialism

The Invention of Green Colonialism

The story begins with a dream – the dream of Africa.  Virgin forests, majestic mountains surrounded by savannas, vast plains punctuated with the rhythms of animal life where lions, elephants and giraffes reign as lords of nature, far from civilization – all of us carry such images in our heads, imagining Africa as a timeless Eden untouched by the ravages of modernity. 

But this Africa has never existed. The more we destroy nature here, the more we fantasize about it in Africa. Along with UNESCO, the WWF and other organizations, we convince ourselves that the African national parks are protecting the last vestiges of a world once untouched and wild. In reality, argues Guillaume Blanc, these organizations are responsible for naturalizing large tracts of the African continent, turning territories into parks and forcibly evicting thousands of people from the lands where they have lived for centuries. Making use of archives and oral histories, Blanc investigates this battle for a phantom Africa and the contradictory claims of nations who destroy nature at home while believing that they are protecting the natural world abroad. In so doing, they enact a new type of colonialism: green colonialism.

Guillaume Blanc
The Invention of Green Colonialism
Polity Press, 2022, 978-1-5095-5089-0