A draft is available upon request.
The Elemental Forms of Social Life
Abstract. The notion of elemental reality is parsed here as instrumental to a renewal of the understanding of social formations, orders, processes, events, and, more generally, social life. In an attempt to analyze how an elemental reality can be said to be at play, the category of ‘the visible’ is considered, so as to evince some of its constitutive dimensions, properties, and moments.
Keywords: social theory; medium theory; social environment; elemental reality; the visible
The Role of Critical Art Forms in Urban Spaces
9 February 2024, h. 10.30 NASP Graduate School – Room A Via Pace, 10 – Milan
Now out in Gary Bratchford, Dennis Zuev (Eds) Vision and Verticality. A Multidisciplinary Approach. Berlin: Springer. ISBN: 9783031398834.
“The problem with elections is that no matter who you vote for, the government gets in!”
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An online seminar to be given on Thursday 07 December 2023 Time: 12:30-13:30 (UTC+00:00 – Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London.)
In this lecture, Professor Brighenti seeks to introduce territoriology as a research approach and a sensitivity that can be applied to the study of public space. He explores the intersection between social theory, ethnography, human geography and design as helpful to study territorial productions in the making. Each territory is shaped by imaginational and figurational forces of social life as they get incorporated into a set of materials. Starting from this assumption, he would like to illustrate a few cases and possible applications in the field of urban studies.
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A lecture to be given on NOV. 16, 2023 – 3:30PM @ https://nest.uwo.ca/urbancentre/
A reading of Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness through Fascist and Aberrant Leadership
Abstract. In this piece, we puzzle about the social logic of leadership through the lens of the movie Triangle of Sadness (2022), directed by the Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund. We flesh out a distinction between two modes of leadership, which we call, respectively, fascist and aberrant, and elaborate on how these are seen at work in the film. Phenomena of leadership, we suggest, illustrate the workings of social logic ex vivo, and offer exquisite examples of how intensities intervene in social interaction, giving rise to the tensive states in which the local protagonists of interaction are caught.
Keywords: social theory, social interaction, social logic, social intensities, leadership
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An upcoming talk in Innsbruck, June 20. Will be discussing The Bond of Creation.
New Playlist for the Invisible
I Have Death in my Pocket.
Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti
“It is at the frontiers that the companions desert us—that the girl returns to the old country
that we are alone.”
Archibald MacLeish, “Definition of the Frontiers”. From Collected Poems 1917-1982.
Je haïs ces brigands! said an aristocrat named M-ski one day in Omsk as he strode past Dostoevski with flashing eyes. Dostoevski went in and lay down, hands behind his head.