Dust & Shadow Reader #2

The Dust & Shadow reader #2 explores attunement as a proposition for engaging with the world, Earth-bound environments and their inhabitants, in a continuously changing field of relationships.

Type: Book
Year: 2019
Authors: Maja Kuzmanovic, Nik Gaffney
Attachment: Dust and Shadow Reader vol. 2

Dust & Shadow Fieldnotes

The Dust & Shadow Fieldnotes were collected over the course of two years during three fieldtrips in the deserts of the North-American Southwest. They are written as a panexperiential travelogue through the landscapes of the Anthropocene.

Type: Book
Year: 2019
Authors: Maja Kuzmanovic, Nik Gaffney, Ron Broglio, Adam Nocek, Stacey Moran
Attachment: Dust & Shadow Fieldnotes

nightly build - the passage

nightly build is a tiny A7 sized photocopied zine that fits in the palm of your hand so you can always carry it with you. It is a collaborative collection of thoughts, writings, prose, poetry, drama, problems, solutions, images, photos, drawings, circuits, concepts, interpretations, illustrations, dreams or philosophical fragments about the theme of this issue — the passage.
People who collaborate receive a freshly printed zine straight to their letterbox. You can find a digital version for printout or e-reader in the attached documents.

Type: Book
Year: 2018
Authors: Johannes Buch, Greta Muscat Azzopardi, Maja Kuzmanovic, Theun Karelse
Attachment: nightly build - the passage screen

Dust & Shadow Reader #1

A commonplace book about living in the desert. The Dust & Shadow Readers are self-published collections of writings and bibliographic wandering designed to accompany our speculative experiments with the Laboratory for Critical Technics in and around the deserts of Arizona.

Type: Book
Year: 2018
Authors: Maja Kuzmanovic, Nik Gaffney, Adam Nocek, Stacey Moran, Ron Broglio
Attachment: Dust and Shadow Reader vol. 1

Fieldguide to Random Forests

Research and essays from the programme with contributions by Maja Kuzmanovic, Nik Gaffney, Ian Ingram, Driessens/Verstappen, Wilfried Hou Je Bek, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Michelle Gerearts, Tivon Rice, Jan de Graaf, Jeroen van Westen, Antti Tenetz, Jacqueline Heerema, and others..

Type: Book
Year: 2018
Authors: Theun Karelse
Attachment: Fieldguide to Random Forests


Stillness is a visual wandering, a series of stills from a world in incessant motion. Nik Gaffney's photographs, taken over the course of one lunar year, are observations on materiality and time at turns ethereal, evocative and timeless. In Stillness, organic abstraction emerges from algorithmic concreteness. Page after page, a non-linear filmic sequence appears through juxtaposition and transitions, a flow punctuated with meticulous effortlessness. Somewhere between a documentary, a study or an artwork, the book itself is a fleetingly material object, a simple call to partake in the radical act of noticing.

Type: Book
Year: 2016
Authors: Nik Gaffney, Maja Kuzmanovic, Timothy Morton
Type: Book
Year: 2016
Authors: Anna Maria Orrù
Attachment: Organoleptic Interfaces: Exploring Embodied Methods in Foodscapes

stillness (series)

stillness is a collection of ambient photobooks, a year long series of experiments with ethereality, materiality and time. Each issue is published by FoAM on or near the new moons of the lunar year 2015/2016.

Type: Book
Year: 2015
Authors: Nik Gaffney


There are always reasons why some one writes and dis tributes abook. The "why" of this book can be an swered in at least as many voices as those that have contributed to writing it. The main motivation was to document the Data Ecologies Symposium 2014 organised by Time's Up in Linz, Austria. The subtitle of the symposium was "Tools and Lan guage to think out loud about futures", so Time's invited a range of practitioners to share their thoughts, efforts and expertise on the topic of how futures thinking and every day life intersect. The Book Sprint methodology, described as a "self-documenting conference", seemed like an appropriate way to gather the participants' excitement around thinking out loud about futures. Futurish is a product of this booksprint. It is a rough-and-ready collection of throughts and propositions related to futures, everyday life, experience and storytelling.

Type: Book
Year: 2014
Authors: Nik Gaffney, Maja Kuzmanovic, Alkan Chipperfield, Tim Boykett, Time's Up , Tina Auer, marta peirano, Julian Hanna, peter von stackelberg, trevor haldenby
Attachment: Futurish

PARN: Physical and Alternate Reality Narratives

The central focus of the project PARN (Physical and Alternate Reality Narratives) has ben dealing with the possibilities and problems of creating, presenting and representing narratives in physical space. This volume is intended to summarise the experiences of the project partners in the wide range of activites that took place during the PARN project.

Type: Book
Year: 2013
Authors: Nik Gaffney, Maja Kuzmanovic, FoAM , Tina Finnas, Cocky Eek, Alkan Chipperfield, Adrian Hon, Heath Bunting, Honor Harger, Martin Howse, Tim Boykett, Time's Up , Tina Auer, Matt Wieteska, blast theory , Lighthouse , Six to Start , Paola Orlic