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: History

Rudi Dutschke, Victor Serge and Kronstadt

I’m currently in the middle of Gretschen Dutschke-Klotz’s harrowing biography of her late husband Rudi Dutschke, Rudi Dutschke. Wir hatten ein barbarisches, schönes Leben. Eine Biographie. At one point, Dutschke-Klotz recalls a trip … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Book on the History of Squatting in Berlin

I’ve just been offered a contract to write a spatial history of squatting in Berlin for the RGS-IBG Book Series. I’m very excited and look forward to finishing the manuscript. … Continue reading

March 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

‘Right to the City’ Presentation in Berlin

I’m off to Berlin next week to give a presentation at the Regenbogenfabrik (former squat, now alternative social centre and housing project in Kreuzberg). It’s the 30th anniversary of the … Continue reading

March 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

Iniva Talk: July 8, 2010

A couple of months ago I was asked to give a talk at Iniva in London as part of the Whose Map is it? exhibition. The exhibition focused on the way … Continue reading

September 9, 2010 · Leave a comment

‘Crooked’ Wanderings: Krumme Strasse Mk. 2

“Noisy, matter-of-fact Berlin, the city of work and the metropolis of business […] has more – not less – than some other cities of those places and moments when it … Continue reading

July 26, 2009 · Leave a comment

Geographies of Protest in Berlin

I’m currently in Berlin for much of the summer doing fieldwork for a new project on the history of the squatting scene in the city. I’m living in a flat … Continue reading

July 2, 2009 · Leave a comment