Category Archives: Gaston Gordillo

Two sessions on ‘Terrain’ at the Chicago AAG – organised by Stuart Elden and Gastón Gordillo

Despite the AAG website meltdown, Gastón Gordillo and I have organised two sessions on Terrain for the Chicago Association of American Geographers meeting in April 2015. These sessions seeks to think critically, theoretically, and politically about the question of terrain. This … Continue reading

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Books received – Querrien, Recherches, Gordillo, Piper, Lefebvre

Three books linked to Michel Foucault’s collaborative work with CERFI; Gastón Gordillo’s Rubble (see my interview with Gastón at; Karen Piper’s The Price of Thirst; a first edition of Henri Lefebvre’s study of the Pyrenees, and the new issues of … Continue reading

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Gastón Gordillo, The Politics of Ruins – interview with Léopold Lambert of The Funambulist

A recording of a fascinating discussion between Léopold Lambert and Gastón Gordillo, “The Politics of Ruins: What’s Hidden Under Rubble” at The Archipelago – the podcast platform of The Funambulist. Here’s Léopold’s description of the discussion: In early May, Gastón Gordillo received me at … Continue reading

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Interview with Gastón Gordillo by Stuart Elden in Society and Space

Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on an interview with Gastón Gordillo, Professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, and the author of several books including Landscapes of Devils: Tensions of Place and Memory in the Argentinean Chaco and the forthcoming Rubble: … Continue reading

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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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