Charms for the Living


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This book combines notes, dialogues, and annotated works, welcoming you to interlace Karen Lofgren’s living field work into encounters that shape a feminist and decolonial perspective moving through psychedelics, erotica, interspecies and cosmic love affairs.

Introduced by Karen Lofgren herself, this compendium considers works from an international practice, delivering sculptural charms that connect scientific fields to the spirit realm, leaving space for the unknown and the unknowable. Through dialogues with Mexican vocalist and performer, Carmina Escobar, who brings much empathy into nature, the body, and pedagogy; Peruvian feminist art- historian, curator and writer, Florencia Portocarrero; and Dutch curator and writer, Marjolein van der Loo, who brings a passion for ecology and social agendas, this work brings an intimate space where rituals, history, and mythology look to the construction of a greater consciousness over time.


  • Typesoftcover in dust jacket
  • Dimensions152 x 210 mm / 6 x 8.25 inches (portrait)
  • Pages224
  • ISBN978-90-833188-9-9
  • LanguageEnglish and Spanish
  • PaperInterior on reflex IBO one 60 gsm and Loop Straw 118 gsm, cover on Loop Straw 298 gsm, Dust jacket on Munken Lynx Rough 90 gsm
  • FontCentury schoolbook, Din, Letter Gothic and Courier
  • Image specs61 full color, 53 black/white images, 23 duotone
  • DetailsMilled edges of the book