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"Not only Producing Radical Content, but Producing it in a Radical Way"

The Practices of Suburbia and Subtextos and the Spanish Independent Publishing Ecosystem

In this episode, Kike España and Sara Jiménez talk about the “critical ecosystem of the book” or the networked independent publishing landscape in Spain. They elaborate on the specific case of the bookstore they operate in Málaga, Suburbia, as well as the related publishing practices of Subtextos in relation to the local landscape of gentrification and transformations of Málaga. They discuss both the peripherality of the barrio of Lagunillas and how various perspectives on peripherality inform their conditions and practices.

This talk took place on 31 Jan, 2023 in Málaga between the project participants of Peripheral Visions and a number of invited guests from the Spanish publishing ecosystem.

Edited by Lina Dokuzović

Not only Producing Radical Content, but Producing it in a Radical Way

Quotes mentioned / References:

“[…] complete proof – in which the bourgeois apparatus of production and publication can assimilate an astonishing number of revolutionary themes, and can ever propagate them without seriously placing its own existence or the existence of the classes that possesses them into question.”

Benjamin, Walter. (1970). “The Author as Producer,” New Left Review 1/62, July-August. Translation by John Heckman;

Sánchez Cedillo, Raúl. (2021). Lo absoluto de la demecracia. Contrapoderes, cuerpos-máquina, sistema red transdividual. Subtextos.


This audio episode is part of Peripheral Visions, which is supported by the Creative Europe Programme (2021-27) of the European Union; the eipcp's participation is co-funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport.

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