Author Archives: Keith Harris

Michel Rostain on CERFI’s work commune

I’ve been reading Janet Morford’s 1985 thesis on CERFI, which is full of excellent interviews with CERFI members. I’ll keep posting these short translations as I finish them: Well, there was an alternative intellectual environment that must be understood. At … Continue reading

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Guattari on Recherches/Urbanism

Working on my RGS-IBG paper, I came across and did a quick translation of this brief comment from the editorial to the second issue of Recherches, in which Guattari* is responding to confusion over the first issue. “Recherches is a … Continue reading

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La Grande Pâque draft translation

I just finished my second pass through my draft translation of Jacques Besse’s La Grande Pâque, and will be sending it off to an academic publisher who is interested in it by the end of the month. Besse was a … Continue reading

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Future urban warfare

This has probably already made the rounds but I just heard about it a few days ago. https://theintercept.com/2016/10/13/pentagon-video-warns-of-unavoidable-dystopian-future-for-worlds-biggest-cities/

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Presentation video — Abstract machines of urbanization: political economy, ethics, and aesthetics

  All the presentation are available here.

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International Symposium Assemblage Thinking: Theory, Analysis, Practice And Governance Press Release

I was fortunate to spend last weekend in Mytilene, Greece (Lesbos) for this symposium on assemblage thinking. It was an interesting experience for many reasons, the foremost of which is that I do not not directly engage with much of … Continue reading

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Besse/Modiano

Note to self: evidently Jacques Besse is a character in Modiano’s novel Chien de printemps. Boris Vian already made an appearance in Modiano’s Un Pedigree.

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