Category Archives: Gaston Gordillo

Gastón Gordillo on The Oceanic Void

Fascinating preview of a piece by Gastón Gordillo on ‘The Oceanic Void‘ which is forthcoming in an edited book on Deleuze and space, and also part of his planned book on the theory of terrain. Among other things it engages with the … Continue reading

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Gastón R. Gordillo, Rubble – coming in August 2014

Duke University Press have a page up for Gastón R. Gordillo‘s new book Rubble: The Afterlife of Destruction. Little there yet, beyond an August 2014 publication date, and this endorsement from Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing: At the edges of the dreamscapes put … Continue reading

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Ann Laura Stoler (ed.) Imperial Debris: On Ruins and Ruination

I missed this when it came out in June, but an important looking collection edited by Ann Laura Stoler, Imperial Debris: On Ruins and Ruination has been published by Duke University Press. Imperial Debris redirects critical focus from ruins as evidence of … Continue reading

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Gastón Gordillo’s Rubble gets closer

At his Space and Politics blog, Gastón Gordillo has posted the backcover text for his book Rubble: The Afterlife of Destruction – forthcoming with Duke University Press. He also notes that there is a longer summary of the book here. I’ll be interviewing … Continue reading

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Gordillo – ‘Opaque Zones of Empire’ and the concept of terrain

Gastón Gordillo recently posted the text of his AAG presentation, ‘Opaque Zones of Empire‘ to his Space and Politics blog. Derek Gregory picks up the discussion with a piece entitled ‘Terror and Terrain‘ at Geographical Imaginations. What is especially interesting … Continue reading

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Gastón Gordillo on World War Z

Gastón Gordillo provides a good analysis of the forthcoming movie World War Z, which is especially interesting concerning the spatial and territorial issues.

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Urban/Territory/World

The ‘Thinking Urban Worlds’ workshop at Durham was held on Wednesday. A very interesting afternoon of discussion organised by Colin McFarlane with presentations by Andy Merrifield and Simon Marvin, and discussant comments from Gordon MacLeod along with my own paper. … Continue reading

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Books received

People seem to like these posts, so here’s another pile of books received – the most recent volume from Heidegger’s Gesamtausgabe (volume 83), which is seminars on Plato, Aristotle and Augustine; some books by Jean Gottmann and a Festschrift on his … Continue reading

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Gaston Gordillo – The Destruction of Space

At Space and Politics, Gaston Gordillo has posted a fascinating excerpt from his forthcoming book The Afterlife of Places: Ruins and the Destruction of Space. Here’s the opening paragraph: The violent destruction of the void of the Gran Chaco by the state … Continue reading

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Gaston Gordillo, The Afterlife of Places: Ruins and the Destruction of Space

At Space and Politics, Gaston Gordillo has a detailed discussion of his forthcoming book The Afterlife of Places: Ruins and the Destruction of Space. It looks to be both theoretically innovative and based on detailed fieldwork. He promises some more theoretical … Continue reading

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