"There is tenderness only in the coarsest demand: that no-one shall go hungry any more" – Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia (1974: 156)
It’s been over nine months since I last posted on this blog. I needed to take a break and concentrate on other projects. The past couple of years have been absolutely exhausting and pressing writing commitments were looming large. I’m now hoping that I have the time to properly re-boot this blog in order to continue to share ideas, concepts, work-in-progress, and other recent scholarly developments. More importantly perhaps, I would also like to use the blog as a space to reflect on the possibilities of a genuinely radical geography and how it might respond to the wholesale destruction of HE as a common good. This is, it seems to me, an absolutely pressing issue and one that demands further critical reflection. I hope to re-jig the blog over the next couple of weeks so that it could serve as a repository of work – academic, activist and artistic – that seeks to develop new forms of collective scholarship and research.
Such a project should not be seen as a singularly scholarly one. I think it is absolutely imperative to seek out and assemble solidarities that work to produce new ways of relating and being in a world shaped by the logics of austerity. Articulating alternatives can only ever be a shared collaborative project.