Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Commons: in what state? CFP

From Matthew Thompson’s email sent to the critical geog forum listserv: One-day workshop for PhD and early career researchers organised by Open Space at the University of Manchester and sponsored by cities@manchester Date: Thursday 20th June2013 This one-day workshop specifically … Continue reading

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Jodi Dean and Andrew Feenberg Debate the Interweb

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a reminder

“Even the most derisive everyday existence retains a trace of grandeur and spontaneous poetry, except perhaps when it is nothing more than a form of advertising or the embodiment of a world of commodities, exchange having abolished use or overdetermined … Continue reading

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Communication and the City conference schedule

It looks like I’ll be in good company: THE DIGITAL PRODUCTION OF CITIES Lecture Theatre G.12 Chair: Giorgia Aiello Light fantastic: The digital imaging of new urban developmentsGillian Rose, The Open University; Clare Melhuish, The Open University; Monica Degen, Brunel … Continue reading

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Amazon, Art, Democracy

Billy King, a Seattle artist, writes an open letter to Jeff Bezos, imploring him to set aside 1% of Amazon real estate for “artist studios, craft workshops, daycare centers, immigrant start-up businesses and locations for incubator businesses like tech start-ups.”

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Speculative Environmental Rehab

Just came across this story about a site in SLU that has been purchased by a company that purchases contaminated land, uses a proprietary process to clean it up, then sells it to developers.

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may ’68

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Education/Rhizome

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Tell me about your desiring-machines

In my class today we’re going to discuss Guy Debord’s essay on the Watts Rebellion, “The Decline and Fall of the Spectacle-Commodity Economy,” as well as take a look at the timeline of the May ’68 protests in France and … Continue reading

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Sloterdijk paper from the AAG

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
My talk on Peter Sloterdijk at the AAG, especially looking at In the World Interior of Capital, is available here. The conference was held in the Westin Bonaventure hotel – something I refer to around…

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