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: Social Movements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Luddites Conference: Podcast Available

Via Infinite Thought and available here. Looks really excellent!  Speakers: Peter Linebaugh, Anna Davin, Iain Boal, TJ Clark, Esther Leslie and Dave King. The Luddites, without Condescension A Conference on … Continue reading

May 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Les Sentiers de L’Utopie/Paths Through Utopias: Film Screening

I wish I could make this. The film looks great. I’ve been told that the screening is already booked up so it might be tricky to sneak in. The French … Continue reading

March 1, 2011 · Leave a comment