Friedrich von Borries
Suhrkamp, Berlin, 2013
suhrkamp taschenbuch 4443
252 pages, paperback, 21 x 13 cm
ISBN: 978-3-518-46443-4 / German


RLF is more than lifestyle. RLF is more than art. RLF is resistance. 
RLF fights for the right life in the wrong one. Become part of RLF. 
Become a shareholder in the revolution!

The story begins with the London riots: the losers of consumer society take to the streets to show the world that they exist; cars and shops are set on fire. Young advertising executive Jan’s world is turned upside down. He’s made a lot of money on campaigns for the fashion industry, but when he gets swept up in the unrest he comes to realise: capitalism must be overthrown, and it must be done with its own means. Jan finds the perfect allies in the activist Slavia and the artist Mikael Mikael. Together they found RLF, a lifestyle company specialising in transforming the desire for protest and dissent into commodities; the goal is to bring the system to the brink of collapse through a revolutionary act. But the revolution comes at a price, and someone will have to pay it – maybe even with their life.


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