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Essays, commentaries and editorials on documentaries and contemporary political questions (conflicts/peace, control/surveillance, ecology/thinking).

Beyoncé and Jay-Z at the Louvre

The Carters' cry, «I can't believe we made it» is not just a plain, joyful celebration of their success – it is also an acknowledgment that beyond personal success, there are other victories to be won.

What more can a documentary be?

As the future fast approaches, Dimitra Kouzi raises questions about how evolving technologies are impacting the way we produce and present information.

The significance of photography

Can photography contribute to political and social change?

Photography for change

Dorothea Lange and Vanessa Winship’s joint exhibition in London shows political photography from two very different time periods – yet similarities abound.

Liberal and anarchist

On September 15th The Economist celebrated their 175th anniversary with a manifesto speaking out against the weakening of liberal values. Though the meaning of the concept liberal is notoriously unclear, there certainly is more to it than free markets and cynical neoliberalism.

Our future with bitcoin and blockchain

Bitcoin, blockchain and crypto: are they a hyped bubble set to burst or a liberating and solidary money system ready to challenge centralised state power and capitalist control?

When societies get militarised

Most people expect their government to provide them with a safe society, where one doesn’t have to live in fear of dangers, enemies and refugees.

The economic feasibility of worker-led companies

Could more companies be collectively owned and run by their employees in the future? That’s the idea put forward by Patrick Witkowsky, the director behind the documentary Can We Do It Ourselves?

The city as an arena for exploitation and resistance in the...

A nostalgia-free analysis of the city as an arena for subjectivation and re-composition from the Italian political philosopher Antonio Negri.

Authoritarian or Democratic?

At the Oslo Freedom Forum’s (OFF) press conference, a question from the audience makes tempers flare.