"Waking Up from The Nightmare of Participation" co-edited by Markus Miessen and Nina Valerie Kolowratnik to be released in September 2011, published by Expodium, Utrecht. 
Wake Up from The Nightmare of Participation! This book presents a platform for the development of proactive engagement and aims to fuel an antagonistic debate amongst theorists and practitioners from various fields of knowledge, cultural backgrounds and political positions about the central thesis of Markus Miessen's recent publication "The Nightmare of Participation – Crossbench Praxis as a Mode of Criticality". This book does not look for approval or consensual deliberation, but seeks for an agile examination of a proposed post-consensual (spatial) practice, formulating the necessity to undo the innocence of participation while promoting a conflictual reading of participation as a mode of proactive first person singular engagement: a step towards a state of acting and an individual, propositional practice. None of the contributions were content-edited; no consensual or editorial constraints were imposed onto any of the contributors.
Contributors: Can Altay, Sabine Bitter, Arno Brandlhuber, Adam Budak, Federica Bueti, Angelique Campens, Carson Chan, Cybermohalla Ensemble, Eyal Danon, Jeff Derksen, Hu Fang, Luigi Fassi, Mark Fisher, Maria Fusco, Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Liam Gillick, Mika Hannula, Stefan Heidenreich, Michael Hirsch, Nikolaus Hirsch, Silvan Linden, Schorsch Kamerun, Nina Valerie Kolowratnik, Suhail Malik, Markus Miessen, Nina Möntmann, Julia Moritz, Michel Müller, Jan Nauta, Magnus Nilsson, Melanie O'Brian, Morten Paul, Dan Perjovschi, Andrea Phillips, Kristina Lee Podesva, Christian Posthofen, Patricia Reed, Dieter Roelstraete, Mark von Schlegell, Ashkan Sepahvand, Jeremy Till, Eva Tuerks, Jan Verwoert, Felix Vogel, Helmut Weber, Adnan Yildiz, Phillip Zach, Wolfgang Zinggl, Tirdad Zolghadr
Expothesis is an outcome of the collaboration of Expodium and MaHKU, the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design. It investigates the significance of artistic knowledge production in regard to art and public space. Each year Expodium and MaHKU invite a prominent author to throw light on these issues. Waking Up from the Nightmare of Participation is the second publication in the series.