Public accessibility of knowledge is not a priority for an industry drawing on the copyrights of the deceased. Publishing texts on an online platform is the economically most devaluating thing to do. Yet, what makes the text valuable is precisely that which simple economic calculations fail to grasp: what it unfolds when it is activated through reading.
In the following series we will publish forgotten texts of ethnographic methodology that do not fall under copyright restrictions. But mainly and beyond the chivalrous paths this introduction could take now in relation to histories of forgetting, it is an experimental framework: For rendering accessible the bits trapped in today’s footnotes. Never published either in English or German, these texts represent an odd allure of forlorn thoughts, buried alternatives, still remnant in our practice. Curated by Pierre Schwarzer und Pujan Karambeigi.