Brian Holmes

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Brian Holmes, 2014

Brian Holmes is a professor of Philosophy at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland,[1] where he teaches an intensive summer seminar. He has worked with the French graphics collective Ne Pas Plier (Do Not Bend)[2] from 1999 to 2001 and the French cartography collective Bureau d'Études.[3]

He holds a doctorate in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of California at Berkeley and is the author of the book Hieroglyphs of the Future.[4] He was the English editor of publications for Documenta X, Kassel, Germany, 1997. Holmes gives lectures widely in Europe and North and South America, and is a frequent contributor to the international mailing list Nettime, the art magazines Springerin[5] (Austria) and Brumaria[6](Spain), and the interdisciplinary journal Multitudes (France).

In recent years, Holmes has been co-organizing a series of seminars with the New York City–based reading group 16 Beaver Group under the title Continental Drift,[7] working on the issues of geopolitics and geopoetics. He maintains a blog[8] under the same name, with the subtitle "the other side of neoliberal globalization".


  1. ^ "Brian Holmes Faculty Page at European Graduate School (Biography, bibliography and video lecture)". European Graduate School. Archived from the original on 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2010-11-29.
  2. ^ Brian Holmes bio
  3. ^ Counter Cartographies Collective - Brian Holmes Visit to Triangle Archived August 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ ""Hieroglyphs of the Future - art and politics for a networked era" by Brian Holmes, WHW/Arkzin Communications, Zagreb, 2003 (ISBN 953-6542-83-8)". Archived from the original on 2007-10-12.
  5. ^ springerin - hefte fuer gegenwartskunst
  6. ^ - Publication Archived March 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Continental Drift a seminar with Brian Holmes
  8. ^ "Brian Holmes' blog".

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