Evan Calder Williams began exploring his ideas on post-apocalyptic thinking and politics in the blog “Socialism and/or Barbarism.” Since then, his work has expanded in two books, numerous essays, as well as films. He is part of the editorial collective of Viewpoint Magazine and a founding member of the film collective Thirteen Black Cats. In this episode of The Archipelago, the first of two conversations with Evan Calder Williams, he talks about how his ideas of Salvagepunk and the Apocalypse have evolved during the decade, his thorough study on the history of sabotage as a practice, and the impact of established visions in our collective thinking.
What is The Archipelago?
A 60-minute talk show featuring theorists, artists and writers contemplating on the cultural moment. The Archipelago follows ideas that erupt from the abyss of human activity, diverse and divergent at first, before congealing into a new pensive framework. A podcast series as an archive of differing viewpoints, blending together into an imaginary production of the future.
Hosted by Yannis-Orestis Papadimitriou