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: Politics

CFP RGS-IBG 2014 Geographies of Forced Eviction: Dispossession, Violence, Insecurity

Geographies of Forced Eviction: Dispossession, Violence, Insecurity Call for Papers: Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual Conference, London, 27-29 August 2014. Katherine Brickell, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Inaugural Neil Smith Lecture: Derek Gregory, “The Natures of War”

The Inaugural Neil Smith Lecture at The Institute for Population, Well-being and Environment Research at the University of St Andrews will be delivered by Derek Gregory. Details below: Professor Derek Gregory FRSC … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 Writing

“Wohnungslos muss nicht sein – zieht in leere Häuser ein!” “Krieg den Hütten, Paläste für alle!” “Lass kraake, lass knalle – Wir bleiben Alle!”  -German squatter slogans (via Amantine, 2012) … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reclaiming the Precarious City

I’ve been so busy over the past couple of weeks with exam marking that I never got a chance to post details of a piece that I did for the … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Open House 2013: Challenging the Housing Crisis

I can’t stress enough how urgent Open House 2013 actually is. In the words of the organisers: “Open House is a nine-day space that will bring together people facing the … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · 1 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

Immaterial Labour isn’t Working

I’m really excited to be participating in Immaterial Labour isn’t Working (#ILIW13). #ILIW13 is a series of events, texts and other contributions that will bring together academics, artists and activists … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Negri on Teaching

I’ve recently been reading Antonio Negri’s Diary of an Escape. There is so much to say about the text and the desperate moment out of which it emerged (I will … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

On the Autonomous City: Video

In March 2012, I was lucky enough to speak at KTH in Stockholm as part of a seminar series on “City Axioms” organized by the Institute of Social Anthropology at … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment