#aweekendmonthly

Developed as an online reading resource/meeting point with a desire to share, think, and advocate various forms of studies (and checking in on life in general), #aweekendmonthly contextualizes readings on the first weekend of every month since September 2018. On certain editions, we exchange what we each know, and work with friends/peers, and in most cases, the shared readings are in one way or another meant to encapsulate thoughts and concepts related to the practices and cooperations of A Weekend Affair. As reading can be an expensive leisure for some, it is essential to think of the act of reading not only as a therapeutic/self-redeeming activity that nourishes or repairs, but also a moment in time where it never gets consumed.

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Sep 2018:

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“Introduction” & “The Dark Side of Desire” in Futurability by Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi


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“Hotel-ness” by Lee Weng Choy

Nov 2018:

#aweekendmonthly 03 with Bras Basah Open

A 100 Smart Cities, a 100 Utopias” by Ayona Datta,

Geographies of Futures and Singapore’s Technopreneurship Aspirations” by Zane Kripe

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“Watched in the Territory of the Laboratory” by Godwin Koay

Dec 2018: 

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The Air-Conditioned Nation by Cherian George

Jan 2019:

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“Official Nationalism and Imperialism,” “The Last Wave,” & “Patriotism and Racism” in Imagined Communities by Benedict Anderson

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“Introduction: Time on the Move,” and “On Private Indirect Government” in On the Postcolonyby Achille Mbembe

Feb 2019:

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Time Binds, or , Erotohistoriography,” by Elizabeth Freeman,

Queer and Now,” in Tendencies by Eve Kosofsky Sedgewick

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Sexing Up Singapore” by Kenneth Paul Tan

Mar 2019:

#aweekendmonthly 07 with Kin Chui

Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to Third World Women Writers” by Gloria Anzaldúa,

Bamako” by Abderrahmane Sissako

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S/T” by Sial

Apr 2019:

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After the Good Life, an Impasse: Time Out, Human Resources, and the Precarious Present” in Cruel Optimism by Lauren Berlant,

The Political Ascendancy of Creditworthiness” by Michel Feher 

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“Introduction: What in the World is Financialization?” in Financialization of Daily Life by Randy Martin

May 2019:

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Another De-colonial Politics is Possible” by Ghassan Hage,

Part 1 

Part 2 of “There is no Alternative: The Future is self-organised” by Anthony Davies, Stephen Dillemuth & Jakob Jakobsen

Jun 2019:

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Emotional Capitalism” in Psychopolitics by Han Byung-Chul,

A Conspiracy without a Plot” by Stefano Harney & Valetina Desideri

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Critical Intimacy: An Interview with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak” by Steve Paulson 

Jul 2019:

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It is ‘Our’ Modernity: Delinking, Independent Thought and Decolonial Freedom” in The Darker Side of Western Modernity by Walter D. Mignolo

Aug 2019:

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Decolonization as Care” by Uzma Z. Rizvi 

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Taking and Giving: Friendship as a Way of Thinking and Doing” by Grace Samboh

Sep 2019:

#aweekendmonthly 13 with Mysara Aljaru

Bodies in Alliance and the Politics of the Street” in Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly by Judith Butler

Nov 2019:

#aweekendmonthly 15 with Nelly Tan

Chapter 21” in The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,

"Remember" by Joy Harjo, 

"How the Durian Got Its Smell" by Malaysian Folktales,

Vol. 3, Ch 46, Vol. 5, Ch 83 of xxxHOLiC,

"Why can't we be friends" by Howard Scott

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"Rebuilding" by Colubrina

Dec 2019:

#aweekendmonthly 16 with Viknesh Kobinathan

Accomplices not Allies” by Indigenous Action Media

Jan 2020:

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Surveillance in the Post-Capitalist Society by Armen Avenessian

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Capital is Dead by McKenzie Wark

Feb 2020:

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“Introduction” & “Stifling Air, Burnout, Political Performance” in Joyful Militancy by Carla Bergman

Mar 2020:

#aweekendmonthly 19 by Clara Lee

The Open Boat” from Poetics of Relation by Édouard Glissant

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Fractal Thinking” by Danise Ferreira da Silva

Apr 2020:

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"The Unthinkable Community" by Paul Chan

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"'Chinese Virus,' World Market" by Andrew Liu

May 2020: #aweekendmonthly 21

"One Hundred Years of Crisis" by Yuk Hui

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"The Red Virus" by Jonas Staal

Jun 2020 (coming soon)




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