Publisher: Real Review Spring 2017, ISBN: 9780993547447, Format: Softcover, 260 x 115 cm, 90-100 pp
Real Review is a quarterly contemporary culture magazine with the strapline “what it means to live today” and an agenda that focuses on the politics of space, and trying to understand how everyday conditions enforce and reinforce power relations.
The world order is gradually slowing down, and democracy is grinding to a deadlock. Global civilisation is sliding into stasis. But whereas this might have once led to outright World War, instead we are seeing high levels of universal domestic instability. From protest, unrest and insurgencies to proxy theatres and armed conflict, we have entered into a condition of global civil war.
Real Review #3 explores the general mood over the last few months that things were better the way they were before. There is a popular sense that blunders have been made and we should backtrack as quickly as possible. Exactly which past you are trying to recreate depends on your political persuasion. Disaffected with democracy, fed up with economic stagnation, even bored by new fashions and consumer electronics, ennui is pervasive. The search for something drastically different, a real alternative, has begun.