Caroline Hosts Astra Taylor

Astra TaylorCaroline Hosts Astra Taylor, director of the essential-to-now, beautiful, powerful film What is democracy? (offered as pledge enticement for Fund Drive) author of Democracy May Not Exist, but We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone, Debt Collectivist.


Astra Taylor is a filmmaker, writer, and political organizer. She is the director of the philosophical documentaries What Is Democracy? (TIFF 2018)Examined Life (TIFF 2008), and Zizek! (TIFF 2005); the author of the American Book Award winner The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age; and a co-founder of the Debt Collective. She has written for The New York TimesThe London Review of BooksThe GuardianThe WalrusThe Bafflern+1, and many other outlets. She is a former Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow and a former touring member of the band Neutral Milk Hotel. Her new book, Democracy May Not Exist, but We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone, is now out from Metropolitan Books.

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