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Social Justice and the City by David Harvey

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

The Economics of Inequality by Thomas Piketty

The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination by Sarah Schulman



Art as a Thinking Process: Visual Forms of Knowledge Production by Mara Ambroži and Angela Vettese

Evictions: Art and Spatial Politics by Rosalyn Deutsche

Public Servants: Art and the Crisis of the Common Good, Johanna Burton by Shannon Jackson and Dominic Willsdon

Radical Prototypes: Allan Kaprow and the Invention of Happenings by Judith F. Rodenbeck

San Francisco: Arts for the City: Civic Art and Urban Change, 1932-2012 by Susan Wels

The Artist’s Library: A Field Guide by Laura Damon-Moore and Erinn Batykefer

West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965–1977 by Elissa Auther and Adam Lerner



California: America’s High-Stakes Experiment by Peter Schrag

City for Sale: the Transformation of San Francisco by Chester Hartman

Hollow City: The Siege of San Francisco and the Crisis of American Urbanism by Rebecca Solnit

Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin by Gray Brechin

Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco by Ocean Howell

Museums, Libraries and 21st Century Skills, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Library as Infrastructure by Places Journal



Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy by Saskia Sassen

Globalization and its Discontents by Joseph Stiglitz

Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture by Institute of Museum and Library Services

Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy by Bruno Latour

Publics and Counterpublics by Michael Warner

The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World by Lawrence Lessig



Education for Socially Engaged Art: A Materials and Techniques Handbook by Pablo Helguera

General Intellects: Twenty-Five Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century by McKenzie Wark

The Death of Public Knowledge? How Free Markets Destroy the General Intellect by Aeron Davis

The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties by Fred Turner

“Undiscovered Public Knowledge” by Don Swanson



From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism by Fred Turner

River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West by Rebecca Solnit

What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly

Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier

“Why the Net is not a Public Sphere” by Jodi Dean

You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto by Jaron Lanier