A Guidebook of Alternative Nows

Amber Hickey- editor


A Guidebook of Alternative Nows is a collaboratively created book.

34 visionary creative thinkers and makers contributed to this book which illuminates ways of devising more socially, economically, and ecologically just versions of now.


Other worlds are possible, but only if we exercise the proper care towards their emergence.

Risk-taking is not a solo act.
- Temporary Services

The culture of death needs to be jammed.
- The Yes Men

Alternative Nows double cover images
Paperback book with alternative covers (stickers with two different designs)
Editor: Amber Hickey. Designer: Angelina Köpplin. Cover Art: Mary Tremonte


download  download Guidebook in pdf form for free.

The download is free, but donate to the project if you'd like. (NOTE: We are not a non-profit, there is not tax benefit to donating.)

Printed copies of The Guidebook are now sold out.
Half Letter Press and Justseeds might have extra copies for you to purchase.




Alex Kemman (The Valreep Collective) , Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens , Artist Bailout Collective ,
Billy Mark , Cheyenna Weber (SolidarityNYC) , Antonio Scarponi (Conceptual Devices) ,
Critical Art Ensemble , Ethan Miller , Fallen Fruit (David Burns, Matias Viegener, and Austin Young) ,
Georg Hobmeier and Tommy Noonan , Howling Mob Society , Jeanne van Heeswijk , Jenny Cameron , Johannes Grenzfurthner (Monochrom) , Marc Herbst and Christina Ulke (Journal of Aesthetics & Protest Editorial Collective) , Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative , Ken Ehrlich and Kate Johnston , Llano Del Rio Collective , New Social Art School , Platform , Rori Knudtson (School of Critical Engagement) , Santiago Cirugeda (Recetas Urbanas) , Sasha Costanza-Chock , SPURSE , swearonourfriendship , T.J. Demos ,
Temporary Services , The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination , Precarious Workers Brigade ,
The Vacuum Cleaner , The Yes Men , TradeSchool.coop , UrbanFarmers , Watts House Project .

Concept: Amber Hickey
Editor: Amber Hickey
Graphic Design: Angelina Köpplin
Cover Art: Mary Tremonte
Publisher: The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press, 2012

Printed Book Price: $30- When possible, revenue from book sales will be split equally among all parties involved. (34 contributors, 1 cover artist, 1 graphic designer, 1 editor, 1 publisher, and 1 distributor/shop)

266 Pages
17 x 24 centimeters (6.7 x 9.45 inches)

Jeanne van Heeswijk - Freehouse title page

Jeanne van Heeswijk - Freehouse. "Freehouse is a project that is based on cultural production as a means for economic growth."

Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination - Geographies of Hope title page

Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination - Geographies of Hope. "When people ask why you are resigning, I tell them that you are going to start a 'Utopian Community.' I say all the words."


Solidarity NYC

Cheyenna Weber (SolidarityNYC)- Economics for the Rest of Us title page

Cheyenne Weber
Cheyenna Weber (SolidarityNYC) - Economics for the Rest of Us. "Solidarity economics often gets hidden by the traditional narrative."

Fallen Fruit
Fallen Fruit - How to Have a Public Fruit Jam title page

Fallen Fruit
Fallen Fruit - How to Have a Public Fruit Jam. "The Public Fruit Jam has a radiant quality echoing the symbolic qualities of fruit: goodness, bounty and sweetness."