Monthly Archives: February 2017

Architecture’s Environmental Complex: A Review of Felicity Scott’s Outlaw Territories

Originally posted on machines of urbanization:
Pre-Publication draft; forthcoming in The Journal of Architecture, Vol 22, No. 2 (March 2017) Felicity Scott, Outlaw Territories: Environments of Insecurity/Architectures of Counterinsurgency, 560 pages, 104 illustrations, Zone Books, 2016, New York City, ISBN: 1935408739, $39.95 (hardcover).…

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Professor of Political Theory post at University of Warwick

Professor of Political Theory post at University of Warwick – details here.

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Some thoughts on Andrew Scott as Hamlet at the Almeida

There were many things I liked about the new production of Hamlet, at the Almeida theatre, starring Andrew Scott. Unfortunately, Andrew Scott wasn’t one of them. I found his Hamlet just too shouty, and ultimately not very sympathetic. There were … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Fieldwork in Political Geography

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We are delighted to be hosting this year’s Political Geography Research Group workshop. It will be held at Royal Holloway from 12-13th June on the theme of ‘Fieldwork in Political Geography‘. Please see the Call for Papers below which provides…

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London Review of International Law lecture on ‘Legal Terrain’ – thanks and future plans

Last night I gave the London Review of International Law annual lecture at SOAS. The title was ‘Legal Terrain’, and I added a subtitle ‘The Political Materiality of Territory’. Many thanks to all who attended, especially those whose journeys were … Continue reading

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London Review of International Law lecture – Legal Terrain, 23 February 2017

Tomorrow at 6.30pm I’ll be giving the London Review of International Law lecture on the topic of ‘Legal Terrain’.

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Map Projection Transitions – animated versions

I usually begin my courses on geopolitics and territory with some discussion of map projections. Jason Davies has provides some good animated versions here – thanks to Rob Kitchin for the link.

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Bibliothèque nationale – pictures of the renovated Richelieu building

In my reports of my work on Foucault, I’ve often talked about the Richelieu building of the Bibliothèque nationale where I’ve been working on his archive. Initially this was in a temporary space, passing through portacabins and past a lot … Continue reading

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Books received – Merleau-Ponty, Lecourt, Foucault, Canguilhem, Moore

Some books picked up in Paris and London – mainly for the early Foucault work, but also Margaret Moore’s A Political Theory of Territory, just out from OUP.

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Apocalypse, Now! Peter Sloterdijk & Bernard Stiegler on the Anthropocene

Originally posted on Deterritorial Investigations :
“We would finally like to ask here, most likely in deviation from Stiegler’s own intentions, whether it would be possible to conceive of such an internation as an enabling strategy for what Antonio Negri and…

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