Category Archives: terrain

Design Agency within Earth Systems (Part 3) – Neil Brenner lecture and Stuart Elden commentary

Design Agency within Earth Systems (Part 3) – Neil Brenner lecture and Stuart Elden commentary. A discussion around the relation between the urban and territory. Advertisements

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Adrian Ivakhiv on Bruno Latour, Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime (and the New York Times piece)

Adrian Ivakhiv on Bruno Latour, Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime at his Immanence blog – Latour’s Terrestrial Project. Adrian links to The New York Times piece on Latour, which I should have linked to earlier.  

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Design Agency within Earth Systems – 26 October 2018, Architecture Association, London

Design Agency within Earth Systems – 26 October 2018, Architecture Association, London Further details here. I’ll be in discussion with Neil Brenner and Jose Alfredo Ramirez at the end of the event.

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Books received – Dodds, McCormack, Derrida, Basso, Rekret, Brighenti and Kärrholm

Klaus Dodds, Ice: Nature and Culture; Derek McCormack, Atmospheric Things: On the Allure of Elemental Envelopment; Jacques Derrida, The Ear of the Other; Elisabetta Basso, Michel Foucault et la Daseinsanalyse; The Derrida Reader edited by Julian Wolfreys; Paul Rekret, Derrida and Foucault, Andrea Mubi Brighenti … Continue reading

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Paul Virilio (1932-2018) – obituary at France Culture and at Frieze by McKenzie Wark

Paul Virilio (1932-2018) – obituary at France Culture and at Frieze by McKenzie Wark Virilio was one of the last representatives of a hugely influential generation of French theorists. Personally I found his early work most of interest – from Bunker … Continue reading

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Terror und Territorium – podcast with Stuart Elden, Gudrun Harrer and Saskia Stachowitsch (in German)

Terror und Territorium – podcast with me (dubbed in German), Gudrun Harrer and Saskia Stachowitsch. The rest of the series is here. Die Verbindung von Staat und Territorium galt lange als fixiert, die Welt geteilt durch Grenzen, die klar und … Continue reading

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Italian Limes project – Andrea Bagnato, Marco Ferrari and Elisa Pasqual, A Moving Border – Alpine Cartographies of Climate Change, forthcoming with Columbia University Press

I’ve talked about the amazing work of the Italian Limes project before, and I’m pleased to say that their book will be published in December 2018. Andrea Bagnato, Marco Ferrari and Elisa Pasqual, A Moving Border – Alpine Cartographies of Climate … Continue reading

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Pod save Austria: Addresses on the State of the Nation(s), 14-20 May 2018

I’ll be speaking at this event, with my talk on 19 May on the topic of ‘Terror and the State of Territory’. Gudrun Harrer and Saskia Stachowitsch will be responding. My talk will draw on previous work on territory, both … Continue reading

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Gastón Gordillo, Terrain as insurgent weapon: An affective geometry of warfare in the mountains of Afghanistan

Gastón Gordillo, “Terrain as insurgent weapon: An affective geometry of warfare in the mountains of Afghanistan“, Political Geography (requires subscription – first page available to preview or click on the image). No abstract, so I’ve taken this summary from Derek Gregory’s Geographical … Continue reading

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A year in review – publications, writing, talks, etc.

This is my last day of work in 2017. Tomorrow we head to Tenerife for ten days holiday, hoping for sunshine and lots of cycling. The last major work task I completed today was the copyediting queries for Shakespearean Territories. … Continue reading

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