For over a decade, we have worked with artists, communities, and institutions worldwide to develop publications about cultural and socio-political issues. Designed and edited at Slought, these unique publications express our commitment to the circulation of ideas.
Many of the artists and scholars Slought engages emphasize research as a fundamental component of their work. They evade distinctions between artist, critic and curator and challenge us to reconsider the politics of cultural writing and display.
We are interested in enabling this sensibility through our publications — objects that bear the concreteness of an archival record. Even so, we resist the tendency to reproduce artistic and scholarly work in conventional formats - for instance by publishing the proceedings of an academic colloquium or catalogues of an exhibition.
Rather, Slought seeks to extend beyond certain forms of knowledge and authority, and to cultivate a new community of readers. We hope to engage not just specialized audiences, but also those unfamiliar with the topic or simply curious.