eipcp – European institute for progressive cultural policies announced the launch of the multilingual platform transversal texts, an abstract machine and text machine at once, territory and stream of publication, production site and platform - the middle of a becoming that never wants to become a publishing company. transversal texts consists of an experimental site for publishing books and e-books in multiple languages, the multilingual web journal transversal, and a blog on current news from the middle of translation, social movements, art practices and political theory.
Beginning in October 2014 eipcp will start experimenting with the publication of affordable books and e-books for free downloading, multilingual as far as possible, including texts by Felix Guattari and Antonio Negri, Precarias a la deriva, Gin Muller, Rubia Salgado, Monika Mokre, Brigitta Kuster, Ulf Wuggenig, Birgit Mennel, Stefan Nowotny and Gerald Raunig. The programme can be found at transversal.at/books
The most recent issue of the eipcp web journal is an in-depth discussion of the general starting point for the project transversal texts. Under the title The Insurrection of the Published, the journal provides specific insights into the Death Throes of the Publication Industry and the potentials of an emancipatory concatenation of writing, translating, and publicly negotiating publications. Authors: eipcp, Isabell Lorey / Otto Penz / Gerald Raunig / Birgit Sauer / Ruth Sonderegger, Stevphen Shukaitis, Felix Stalder, Traficantes de Suenos, An Anonymous Iranian Collective. transversal.at/transversal/0614
In the transversal texts blog a translocal network of authors conjoins current political texts with announcements about events, publications, actions, manifestations, and campaigns. transversal.at/blog
For more information please contact: eipcp - european institute for progressive cultural policies, Gumpendorfer strasse 63b, A-1060 Vienna, Harruckerstrasse 7, A-4040 Linz, Austria; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; eipcp.net, transversal.at/, transversal.at/transversal/0614/eipcp/en