Amador Fernández-Savater likes to mix it up. Whether it’s highbrow intellectualism or down-and-dirty political activism, he’s done it and, in fact, is probably doing it right now. He’s been an active participant in various social movements: student, anti-globalisation, copyleft, antiwar and V for Vivienda (Housing). These all preceded and informed the spontaneous outburst of the 15-M movement, from which Amador has emerged as one of the leading theorists thereof.
His latest book, Fuera de Lugar (“Out of Place”, the name of one of his blogs) features a series of interviews with contemporary luminaries such as Franco Berardi (Bifo), Peter Pál Pelbart, Etienne Balibar, Guillermo Rendueles, María Naredo, Jacques Rancière, or Wu Ming 4. Amador proposes that, while we may not have a grand narrative for the times, we do have a thousand voices carrying out an incessant conversation, both on the streets and online. Fuera de Lugar presents a selection of these voices so we can navigate this world, trapped between crisis and transformation, in good company.