2023-02Thematic Section
Glimmers of Interspecies Resurgence in Public Art: A Reinterpretation of Joanna Rajkowska’s Oxygenator


The article proposes a new, interspecies interpretation of Joanna Rajkowska’s Oxygenator. Read as what Anna Tsing calls latent commons and problematized through Chantal Mouffe’s concept of agonistic spaces, the canonical piece of public art is shown to have been an experimental site of more-than-human resurgence.

The author received funding from the National Science Centre in the framework of the Etiuda doctoral scholarship (UMO-2020/36/T/HS1/00432/Z-2020/36/T/HS1/00432/1).


interspecies resurgence, public art, Oxygenator, urban ecosystems, ecological aesthetics, agonistic spaces, latent commons

How to cite:

Kowalewska, Agata. “Glimmers of Interspecies Resurgence in Public Art: A Reinterpretation of Joanna Rajkowska’s Oxygenator.” Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7, no. 2 (2023):  17-26. https://doi.org/10.14394/eidos.jpc.2023.0012.


Agata Kowalewska
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Warsaw
Krakowskie Przedmieście 3, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland


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