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.
In the depths of matter there grows an obscure vegetation; black flowers bloom in matter’s darkness.
Oh, sing, Ulysses. Sing your travels. Tell where you have been. Tell what you have seen. And tell the story of a man who never wanted to leave his home.
…On sent bien qu’il s’agit ici d’entreprendre la géographie d’un certain désert…
Il 3 marzo 2023 h.18:30 a TN faremo una piccola discussione con Emanuela Schir, Roberta Re e Umberto Anesi intorno a margini urbani, aree interne, paesaggio & co.
Glad to guest-feat with an interview in Emanuela Schir’s new book:
Paesaggi di margine. Strategie progettuali per leggere e trasformare il paeaggio
We notice that, in a relationship between two people, the external form is rarely an adequate expression of its inner intensity. This inadequacy results from the fact that the inner relations develop continuously, while the external relations develop in a spasmodic fashion.
Georg Simmel, 1900
“On ne peut avoir la vérité sans les risques. Il n’y a plus de philosophie si l’on regarde d’abord aux conclusions; le philosophe ne cherche pas les raccourcis, il fait toute la route.”