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

Fight Back: New Book on UK Student Protests Released

One of the many lessons of Marx’s The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte is that the very being and becoming of protest and revolution is necessarily bound up with a … Continue reading

February 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Liebig 14: Eviction

Naja. I feel really guilty not to have posted earlier on the eviction of residents living in the Liebig 14 alternative housing project in Berlin-Friedrichshain. They were evicted on the … Continue reading

February 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

Producing the Urban Commons

This may be of interest to some. It is a CFP for a session that I’m co-organizing with Colin McFarlane and Gordon MacLeod for the International Critical Geography Conference in … Continue reading

January 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

What is to be done (next)?

A Happy New Year to all! It seems that the holiday season has ushered in a period of reflection, debate, and disagreement within the growing student movement here in the … Continue reading

January 3, 2011 · 1 Comment

Further Update: December 23

1. Geographies of the Kettle: Fantastic piece by Rory Rowan on recent student-led protests in the UK and the technique of ‘kettling’ used by the police. While kettling may be … Continue reading

December 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

Cultures of Occupation and Demonstration: Senate House Tonight!

This via Nina Power at Infinite Thought – looks great! In the context of numerous student occupations of their universities and mass demonstrations, the seminar Marxism in Culture has organised a … Continue reading

December 17, 2010 · Leave a comment

Student Protests in the UK: Further Update

  Even the Galactic Empire has turned against the Coalition (http://www.leninology.blogspot.com/ ) It was probably a combination of shock and anger which has prevented me from posting until now on … Continue reading

December 15, 2010 · 1 Comment

Student Protests and Occupations in the UK

“The reform of consciousness consists entirely in making the world aware of its own consciousness, in arousing it from its dream of itself, in explaining its own actions to it.” … Continue reading

November 27, 2010 · 1 Comment

Gängeviertel Event (Nov. 25): „Wir gestalten die Stadt, in der wir leben wollen – aber wie?“

This looks fantastic. Wish I could be there as I’ve been thinking a lot about ‘self-organization’ and ‘autonomy’ (and perhaps ‘antagonism’ as well) and to what extent they remain key … Continue reading

November 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

Back in the Saddle: Roundup for November 20

I’m finally on the mend from an illness I picked up in Paris a few weeks ago. Lots to catch up on not least the first stirrings of co-ordinated action … Continue reading

November 20, 2010 · Leave a comment