Book ~ The Will to DIY

the will to diy, book
A MONOGRAPH BY RYDER RICHARDS

The Will to DIY

A series of essays (a monograph) on the practice of “do it yourself” as a sociological rebelliousness, still contained within capitalism, yet harnessing a spirit that deviates from the standard universal, through the machinic craftsman, through the emotive self, and on to political agency in a type of cyclic discourse.

The text starts with Nietzsche’s notion of the Last man, moves into Marxist estrangement, looks at art and agency through Adorno in a commodified/mediated culture, and on to Mark Fisher, Benjamin Noys, and Frederick James as commentators on the state of change necessary.

written: Fall 2019
while at Studio Kura, Japan

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