Glänta is an independent publishing house and quarterly cultural journal, in both cases operating around the intersections between philosophy, politics, aesthetics, literature, art, history, etc. On an irregular basis we also organize philosophical events and parties. The editorial office is situated in Gothenburg, Sweden.
We are a contributing member of the cultural magazine network Eurozine, and Göran Dahlberg is a member of the Eurozine editorial board. You’ll find a list of their reviews of Glänta issues here.
Review of Glänta 3-4.16:
“Glänta focuses on what the editors call the ‘tensions between city and countryside, centre and periphery’. Suddenly, they argue, rural life has taken centre stage; that is where things are happening now, things that ‘are deciding the future of the world’.
In an article originally published in Sociology of Development and amended for Glänta, Saskia Sassenclaims that today’s migration differs from that of the past. ‘These … are not the migrants in search of a better life who hope to send money and perhaps return to the family left behind. These are people in search of bare life, with no home to return to.’ People leave rural areas land-grabbed by countries or international companies and move to big cities, where they are confronted with gated communities and violence – only to have to leave again. ‘These trends are enormous challenges to the international system, with Europe the destination of most of these flows.’”
Glänta on Migration
In 2014 we published three issues on migration, and six of the texts are available in English:
- Agri Ïsmail – The pioneers of global gentrification
- Lina Ekdahl – What do you want?
- Cecilia Parsberg – Giving in free movement Europe
- Fabrizio Gatti – Camels don’t pay in advance
- Jazra Khaleed – The Aegean or the Anus of Death
- Imogen Tyler – Welcome to Britain
Also, we have an ongoing collaboration with the pan-african magazine Chimurenga, based in Cape Town. We are contributing to The Chimurenga Chronic, which Glänta is also distributing in Sweden.
In 2007, Glänta was one of about ninety selected magazines from around the world participating in Documenta 12 Magazines, to which we contributed with Irina Sandormirskajas A story of O. and in the workshop The position of the speaker.
Glänta supports the business world
In 2008, Glänta reacted to the financial crisis by offering its support to the business world. “Now that not even those involved in the financial markets can live on the market’s terms, we want to show our solidarity by sharing our cultural capital. We don’t mean stopgap contributions or some sort of temporary respirator – Glänta’s commitment is for the long term.” Read the press release here…
Books in English
Hamilton, Lindberg & Palmås – The Hambantota Connection“In order to access the port, we visit Ms P at the Urban Development Authority. She shows us maps of the Hambantota district. On the maps, there are a lot of small dots representing activity. Patterns are visible, but only from afar.”
Holgersson et al – (Re)searching GothenburgThis anthology is an ambitious attempt to bridge the gap between academic urban research and the public debate on urban transformation. Scholars from a number of disciplines were invited to write a text that would not require previous knowledge of Gothenburg, but at the same time would offer native Gothenburgers new perspectives on their city. The result is not only a nuanced representation of a city in transition, but also a more wide-ranging discussion of modern and postmodern public space and urbanity.
Texts in English
On Eurozine you will find a list of all our material published in English. Here is a selection of our latest texts: