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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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The Schizo and the City: Jacques Besse’s La Grande Pâque (AAG paper draft)

This is a draft of the paper I will be presenting in a few weeks at the AAG. It represents a translation project that I am currently polishing, a sliver of much more intensive translation work related to CERFI and … Continue reading

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Jacques Besse on morning

My first pass at translating a beautiful passage from page 70-71 of La Grande Pâque: It is after 6:30 in the morning. I take rue de l’École-de-Médecine. Oddly enough, I feel very close to where I am: I dream less … Continue reading

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Besse on the night sky

“Some very high clouds pass by in the light of the satellite, reminding us that the Earth ends at an altitude of 10,000 meters – a swarming universe imprisoned in a thin atmosphere like a fruit in its peel” (La … Continue reading

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Common sense aesthetics/ethics

A central theme in my dissertation is that contemporary critical urban theory must grapple with three dimension: political economy, ethics, and aesthetics. I certainly did not embark on my project from that perspective; like many, I was steeped in reading … Continue reading

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