Experimental Geographies

"There is tenderness only in the coarsest demand: that no-one shall go hungry any more" – Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia (1974: 156)

Category Archives: Geography

CFP RGS-IBG 2013: “Radical Geography in the Interwar Period”

I am organising a session at the forthcoming RGS/IBG annual conference in London (August 28-30, 2013). Details below: Radical Geography in the Interwar Period: Disciplinary Trajectories and Hidden Histories Sponsored … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · 5 Comments

W.J.T. Mitchell on the “Arts of Occupation”

In a recent issue of Critical Inquiry, W.J.T. Mitchell examines the particular image (or imaginary) that, in his view, links the Occupy Movement to the Arab Spring. The article is … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · 2 Comments

Urban Uprising/Re-imagining the City: CUNY, Nov. 30-Dec. 1

This looks like really fantastic – a CUNY conference that examines how we might come to think about and inhabit cities differently. Further details are available here.

November 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Good Bye to All That…

As 2011 winds down, I’ve finally managed to find a bit of time to post on the blog. Just as I started typing, I found out that the Deterritorial Support … Continue reading

December 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

David Harvey: Deutscher Prize Lecture, November 11, 2011

I should have posted this earlier: David Harvey, “History versus Theory: A Commentary on Marx’s Method in Capital”, 11 November 2011, The Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Lecture

November 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

David Harvey at Occupy London

Here’s a video of David Harvey speaking on November 12th at the occupation at St. Paul’s. The full transcript can be found here.

November 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

The State of Things: Biennale di Venezia

Somehow missed this! Some of the talks with videos are already available here. Courtesy of the OCA: The Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), as commissioner of Norway’s representation at … Continue reading

August 29, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Housing Question

Really interesting CFP (courtesy of crit-geog): Call for Papers, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting (AAG) 2012, New York, February 24th – 28th The Housing Question Revisited Session Organizers: Henrik Gutzon … Continue reading

August 26, 2011 · Leave a comment


Fascinating series of events/workshops at the Auto Italia space in South London. Text courtesy of Auto Italia 25th – 28th August 2011 Open from 12 noon each day Audio recordings released daily … Continue reading

August 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

From Housing Crisis to Radical Urbanism: Reflections on Squatting

Over two weeks ago I posted a piece on the Guardian’s Comment is Free site which explored the coalition government’s plans to criminalize squatting subject to a brief consultation period. … Continue reading

July 12, 2011 · Leave a comment