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: Commons

Bifo: On Poetic Disconnection

I’ve just finished the latest book from Franco ‘Bifo’ Beradi, The Uprising:  On Poetry and Finance and I thought that I would put together a few hastily penned observations   … Continue reading

November 20, 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

The Criminalization of Squatting in the UK: Some Reflections

I’ve recently commented on the proposal to make squatting in residential properties a criminal offence. There are two pieces in the Guardian (here and here) and one in Shift Magazine … Continue reading

November 20, 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

Judith Butler on Precarity and Fiscal Crisis

An interesting new piece by Judith Butler in Greek Left Review on the political response to ‘fiscal crisis’. Some excerpts include: “…neo-liberalism works through producing dispensable populations; it exposes populations … Continue reading

November 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Commonalities: New Book Series

This new book series from Fordham University Press on Commonalities looks fascinating. Re-thinking the common (and the commons) is an urgent political project and I’m excited by the prospect of … Continue reading

August 29, 2011 · Leave a 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

WE HAVE OUR OWN CONCEPT OF TIME AND MOTION

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

Education and the Common

Ours is an age of “savage servility” to borrow a phrase from the American poet Robert Lowell. While it may well be the case that we are living through the … Continue reading

June 10, 2011 · Leave a comment