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The Beyond Social Shadow library is a collection of texts and resources compiled by faculty, students, and friends of the Social Practice department at Willem de Kooning Academy.

By submitting things to the BS Shadow Library, contributors agree to share them in an open source manner. This increases access to bodies of knowledge, often kept locked behind paywalls, available only to those with the privilege of knowing where and how to look, or simply languishing on hard drives.

None of these resources will ever be sold by Beyond Social in exchange for money, though they may be printed or otherwise distributed for free whenever the archive is activated in Beyond Social's meatspace or cyberspace.


The Beyond Social Shadow Library launches as a component of the 2017–18 WdKA Graduation Show. Contributors were asked via email to respond to a prompt: If any of the graduating students in Social Practice should choose to take a gap year after finishing school, what material could they read? These texts, along with information uploaded by students on their graduation show works, are compiled under the title Gap Year Reading List.

The Gap Year Reading list is a collection of essays, excerpts, and other etceteras suggested by the teachers of Social Practice and other friends of WdKA. The prompt for sending in material to reading list: If any of these students should choose to do nothing for a gap year, what is the essential reading they should take with them?

The GYRL shall be made public in two ways during the 2017–18 WdKA Graduation Show (4–8 July 2018 WED–SUN).


Each item from the GYRL will be printed a maximum of five times per day. Ethical pirates should be considerate of author rights even while they are being trespassed. Mindful usage of resources should be encouraged over surplus, manic consumerism. Anyway, according to the samizdat rule of thumb, an item can be considered published once five copies of it have been printed and distributed.

LOCATION: Stairwell to the basement of the Blaak building, by the red lockers

Warm Up (with Steganography Session by Amy Suo Wu)
4 July 2018 WED

Regular Hours
5–8 July 2018 THURS–SUN


While the Print Kiosk offers excerpts identified by contributors (or entire texts, if they are of reasonable length to print on paper), the full-length publications—when they have been submitted this way or when BS Shadow Library archivists have been able to find them online—will be available for download for the duration of the graduation Show.

Download link active from 4–8 July 2018 (WED–SUN) only.

À la carte (pick your file):

All you can eat (full download [.zip 506.5MB]):


Rather than build a rational encyclopaedic archival system, each iteration of the Shadow Library may offer its own form of organizing and presenting its contents.


Adusei-Poku, Nana, Ed. WdKA Makes a Difference Reader 2017. Rotterdam: Research Center Creating 010, 2017.


Baldwin, James. "The Creative Process." In Creative America. New York: Ridge Press, 1962. Excerpt received by email, seems to be from Accessed July 2, 2018.

Bateson, Gregory. "The Cybernetics of 'Self': A Theory of Alcoholism." Psychiatry 34, no. 1, (1971): 1-18. Accessed on July 2, 2018.

Boston-Mammah, Teana; Adusei-Poku, Nana. "The Brown Bag Lunch." Beyond Social. Downloaded July 2, 2018.

Browne, Simone. Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness. Durham/London: Duke University Press, 2015. NOTE: plz use introduction chapter)

Buchli, Victor. "Moisei Ginzburg's Narkomfin Communal House in Moscow: Contesting the Social and Material World." The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 57, no. 2, (June 1998): 160-181.

Carse, James P. Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility. New York: The Free Press, 1986.

Chun, Wendy H. Control and freedom: Power and paranoia in the age of fiber optics. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2006.

Copeland_Huey- Beckwith_Naomi-Black Collectives An Introduction

Cramer, Florian. Crapularity Aesthetics.

Cramer_Florian. Crapularity Hermeneutics.

Cramer, Florian. Deus Ex Machina: Eschatologies of Automation in Seventeenth-Century Lullism and Present-day Post-Scarcity Utopias.

Crary, Jonathan. 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep. London/New York: Verso, 2013.

Crenshaw_Kimberle-Mapping the Margins/ Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color

De San Agustin, Gaspar. Confesionario Copioso en Lengua Española, y Tagala, Para Direccion de los Confessores, y Instruccion de los Penitentes. Sampaloc: Convento de Nuestra Señora de Loreto, 1713.

De Jong, Afaina. "Creating a more inclusive experience of space in general and urban space in specific." Beyond Social. Downloaded July 1, 2018.

Derrida, Jacques. The Postcard: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Dirkx, Lizanne. "Systems Thinking." Beyond Social. Downloaded July 1, 2018.

Džokić, Ana; Neelen, Marc. "Business You Can't Wait For." Beyond Social. Downloaded July 2, 2018.

El-Tayeb, Fatima. "Introduction: Theorizing Urban Minority Communities in Postnational Europe." In European Others: Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe. University of Minnesota Press, 2011.

Essed, Philomena. "Ethnicity and Diversity in Dutch Academia." Social Identities 5, no. 2 (1999): 211-225. DOI: 10.1080/13504639951563.

Feher, Bori. "How to Make It Work." Beyond Social. Downloaded July 1, 2018.

Feher, Bori. "Long-Term Engagement: The Cloud Factory." Beyond Social. Downloaded July 1, 2018.

Flanagan, Mary. Critical Play: Radical Game Design. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009.

Flusser, Vilém. "The Apparatus." In Towards a Philosophy of Photography. London: Reaktion Books, 2006. NOTE: For lovers of theory, a real precursor to the digital. Flusser argues that content is created by the apparatus itself, the camera... Perhaps have a read!

Fuad-Luke, Alastair. "Design for the Good Society (Utrecht Manifest 2005-2015)", Eds. Bruinsma, Max; van Zijl, Ida. Rotterdam: nai010, 2015. Draft with editor's notes, received via email. Source unknown.

Hammarlund Bergmann, Jessica. "Embed Yourself." Beyond Social. Downloaded July 1, 2018.

Harney, Stefano; Moten, Fred. "The University and the Undercommons." In The Undercommons. Wivenhoe/New York/Port Watson: Minor Compositions, 2013. NOTE: Might be better for older or more advanced students.

Helguera, Pablo. Transpedagogy. Accessed on July 2, 2018.

Helguera, Pablo. "Definitions." In Education for Socially Engaged Art. New York: Jorge Pinto Books, 2011.

Helguera, Pablo; Hoff, Monica, eds. 8th Mercosul Biennial: Pedagogy in the Expanded Field, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2011. Accessed on July 2, 2018.


Keshavarz_Mahmoud-Design-Politics. NOTE: plz use chapter 5 5. FORGERY: CRITICAL PRACTICES OF MAKING

Kuchera, Susan. "The Weavers and Their Information Webs: Steganography in the Textile Arts." ADA: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology 13, (January 2018). Accessed on July 2, 2018.

Kundnani, Arun; Kumar, Deepa. "Race, Surveillance and Empire." International Socialist Review 96, (Spring 2015). Accessed on July 2, 2018.



Laruan_Renan-The Infantilization of Local Contexts

Lenz_Tina-In hoeverre kan design een bijdrage leveren aan sociale inclusie

Lenz_Tina-Literatuur onderzoek

Lindemann, Sabrina, "Before and After." Beyond Social. Downloaded July 1, 2018.

Liu, Lydia H., Rebecca E. Karl E. Karl, and Dorothy. The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.

Mansoux, Aymeric. 'Free Cultural Misunderstandings: The Double Misunderstanding with Copyleft,' in Sandbox Culture A Study of the Application of Free and Open Source Software Licensing Ideas to Art and Cultural Production." PhD diss., Goldsmiths/University of London, 2017.

Martin, Agnes. Writings. NOTE: It's out of print but I've attached a few pdfs here.

Martinez(Balaguer)_Freedom(Clara)-Dudada, Dudaddy, Digong


McGuirk, Justin. "Urban Commons have radical potential, it’s not just about community gardens." The Guardian, 15 June 2015.

Méda, Dominique. "New perspectives on work as value." Int'l Lab. Rev. 135, (1996): 633.

Monbiot, George. "Finally, a breakthrough alternative to growth economics – the doughnut." The Guardian, 12 Apr 2017.

Montola, Markus; Stenros, Jaakko; Waern, Annika. Pervasive Games: Theory and design. Burlington, MA: CRC Press, 2009.

Mouffe, Chantal. "Cultural Workers as Organic Intellectuals." In The Artist as Public Intellectual, 150-160. Vienna: Schlebrugge, 2012. In July 2018, for sale on for USD 449 and on for EUR 18.

Natarajan_Serge-REVIEW OF Sennet_Richard-The corrosion of character

Otto_Ton-Smith_Rachel_Charlotte-Design Anthropology-A-Distinct-Style-of-Knowing

Plant, Sadie. Zeros + Ones.




Scharmer, C. Otto. Leading From the Emerging Future: From ego-system to eco-system economies. Slideshow for a presentation at Human Resource Leadership Forum held in Boston on 9 December 2014.

Schutten, Iris. "Artists and Designers Are Redesigning Business." Beyond Social. Downloaded July 1, 2018.

Schutten, Iris. "Social Design as a Political Act." Beyond Social. Downloaded July 1, 2018.

Sennet_Richard-The corrosion of character: The personal consequences of work in the new capitalism-RISK WW norton & company, 1999

Serafini, Luigi. Codex Seraphinianus. Milano: F.M. Ricci, 1981. NOTE: Oh and the motherlode!

Sprout Anarchist Collective-blocs_black_and_otherwise-screen

Sultana_Farhana-The False Equivalence

Tielbeke, Jaap. "Een groene levensstijl is voor de bevoorrechte klasse." De Groene, 8 Nov 2017.

Tunstall_Elizabeth-DA_Decolonising Design

Turner, Fred. From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2010.


Vesic_Jelena-Artistic(Non)Labour_Love, Money, Love ...

Westbrook_David-An Ethnography for Present Situations

Westbrook, David A. "Part II An Ethnography for Present Situations." In Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Wynter, Sylvia. Towards the Sociogenic Principle: Fanon, The Puzzle of Conscious Experience, of “Identity” and What it’s Like to be 'Black'.

Zuboff_ Shoshana- Secrets of Surveillance Capitalism copy

Zureik_Elia-Colonial Oversight

All Books of Brene Brown but the one I recommend most for now is, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead. To guide us through insecure times and make the best use of our talents and gifts. Books by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, but I really like her short book We Should All Be Feminist.

• Brown, B. Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone. Description & contents. (2017)

• Brown, B. Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution. (2015)

• Brown, B. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. (2012)

• Brown, B. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. Center City, MN: Hazelden.(2010)

• Adichie. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. Center City, MN: Hazelden.(2010)

For the rest I’m not really good in reading books but there are a lot of inspiring people that I like and know about there work even though I might not have read them all:

Maya Angelou Alain de Botton Alan Watts Paulo Coelho

Omg I feel like summoning up alot of Oprah references…


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