Book Launch

Shifter 22: Dictionary of the Possible

Book launch: Saturday, September 17, 2016, 3pm
New York Art Book Fair
September 16-18
Preview September 15
22-25 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY 11101

Over the course of a year and a half Avi Alpert and Rit Premnath hosted a series of public discussions at The New School. Each meeting concentrated on unraveling a keyword – a term that carries with it both a sense of urgency and agency in our present climate. By inviting artists, writers, activists, philosophers and others to propose terms and lead discussions, we opened up our editorial process to the motivations of an interdisciplinary group.

This yearlong series has culminated in Shifter’s 22nd issue Dictionary of the Possible. This “dictionary” catalogs the keywords taken up for discussion over the course of a year, accompanied by a list of questions provoked during each discussion. Rather than providing static definitions we present a book that continually incites discussion.

In addition to our Saturday launch, you can find us at our table at the New York Art Book Fair all weekend. Stop by to purchase your copy of the Dictionary of the Possible and also browse back issues.