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FROM VISIBILITY TO THE VISIBLE. A SOCIAL-THEORETICAL EXPLORATION

A Lecture to be delivered at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. Vortrag.

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Airspacing the City

Where Technophysics meets Atmoculture (with Andrea Pavoni) In this paper, we seek to show how the notion of technophysics can be applied to better understand the experience of contemporary urbanism. We argue that technophysics exists in dynamic relation to an atmoculture of urban space, whereby the technological and the cultural meet on a deeply affective-atmospheric […]

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The Visible and the Rhythmic.Visualising Rhythms in Urban and Regional Research

Lecture at GSSI Social Sciences Doctoral Programme in Urban Studies and Regional Sciences, L’Aquila

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On Walls – Stubborn and Ambiguous Artefacts…

Talk to Borders, Walls and Boundaries. The Future of European Integration Symposium organised by Paul Blokker & Debora Spini Friday 24 March at Syracuse University in Florence

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Urban Animals – Domestic, Stray and Wild

Notes from a bear repopulation project in the Alps by Andrea Mubi Brighenti & Andrea Pavoni Forthcoming in Society & Animals Abstract. This piece explores ‘domesticity’ as a social territory defined by the relationship it entertains with the conceptual and material space of ‘the wild’. The leading research question can be framed as follows: do […]

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The social life of measures

Now published in Theory, Culture & Society Abstract Issues of measure and measurement, and their relation to value and values, are of concern in several major threads in contemporary social theory and social research. In this paper, the notion of ‘measure-value environments’ is introduced as a theoretical lens through which the life of measures can […]

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Expressive Measures: An Ecology of the Public Domain

Published in Graffiti and Street Art. Reading, Writing and Representing the City. Edited by Konstantinos Avramidis, Myrto Tsilimpounidi. London: Routledge, 2017. https://www.routledge.com/Graffiti-and-Street-Art-Reading-Writing-and-Representing-the-City/Avramidis-Tsilimpounidi/p/book/9781472473332 Paginated pdf version

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The Excruciating Work of Love…

On Foucault’s Kehre towards the Subject A chapter in Andreas Oberprantacher & Andrei Siclodi (Eds.) Subjectivation in Political Theory and Contemporary Practices http://www.palgrave.com/br/book/9781137516589 http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/978-1-137-51659-6_3

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La massa nella teoria sociologica classica e contemporanea / Crowds in classical and contemporary sociological theory

An essay from 2008, now freely available here – http://qds.revues.org/892  

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Three Presents (with Mattias Kärrholm)

On the multi-temporality of territorial production and the gift from John Soane Published in Time & Society Abstract Territoriality has primarily been seen as a spatial rather than temporal phenomenon. In this paper, we want to investigate how time functions in territorialising processes. In particular, we are attracted by the multi-temporality that is co-present in […]

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Beyond Rhythmanalysis (with Mattias Kärrholm)

Abstract. The recent, rich scholarship on rhythms proves that rhythmanalysis is extremely important and helpful as a sensitising attitude and a research technique. Despite its increasing recognition, rhythmanalysis has not yet become a proper science as its proponents had hoped. In this article we argue that rhythmanalysis could benefit from being further developed and integrated […]

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Passeur Theory

In http://www.losquaderno.professionaldreamers.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/losquaderno41.pdf  

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Sometimes, an underground class…

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Onore, sacro, intensità. Per una sociologia del timotico

Apparirà in La società degli individui, n. 56, anno XIX, 2016/2 A un primo sguardo, onore e dignità sembrano opporsi come l’arcaico e il moderno. In questo senso, la missione che il pensiero moderno, “democratico”, si auto-attribuisce è di sconfiggere e superare una regolazione sociale di tipo aristocratico. L’onore viene così considerato da un’ampia gamma […]

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Domestic Territories and the Little Humans (with Mattias Kärrholm)

Understanding the Animation of Domesticity Forthcoming in Space & Culture   Abstract. Domesticity is a complex, multifaceted phenomenon. In this piece, we approach it from the point of view of a general theory of territories. To do so, we attempt to tackle simultaneously the ecological and spiritual dimensions of home by attending the expressive dimension […]

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Morphogenesis and Animistic Moments (with Mattias Kärrholm)

On formative processes and territorial production   Abstract. This piece explores the issues of morphogenesis and metamorphosis in socio-spatial formations and social assemblages. The specific key provided here to apprehend the issue of ‘form’ is what we propose to call the ‘animistic moment’ in form-taking processes. We believe that a conceptualisation of animistic moments might […]

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Social Camouflage: Functions, Logic, Paradoxes (with Alessandro Castelli)

Now published in Distinktion: Journal of Social Theory Abstract. Camouflage is usually understood as a type of deceitful communication strategy in the animal and human domains. In this piece, we invite scholars to consider how the phenomenon of camouflage, while certainly grounded in antagonism and selection, might exceed its strategic meaning. Using the case of […]

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What’s a philosopher useful for?

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Antonio Gramsci’s Theory of the Civil Society

Brighenti_2016_Antonio Gramsci’s Theory of the Civil Society An entry for Handbuch Kultursoziologie, edited by Stephan Moebius, Frithjof Nungesser and Katharina Scherke. Springer. https://books.google.it/books/about/Handbuch_Kultursoziologie.html  

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L’etnografia e i sensi: una riflessione preliminare

Introduzione al monografico su “L’etnografia e i sensi”, Etnografia e ricerca qualitativa, n.1/2016   Brighenti -2016-L’etnografia e i sensi

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Value – Inquiries into a Polymorphous Magic Substance

A Lecture I’m giving at The Debt Complex Spring School  – 19-21 May 2016, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano http://membership.alumniclub.unibz.it/en/economics/events/Spring-School.html  

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Gabriel Tarde: logica sociale e teleologia sociale – A seminar

    martedì 24 maggio 2016 ore 13:00 AULA SEMINARI SPS (stanza 215, lato Passione) Facoltà di Scienze Politiche, Economiche e Sociali – via Conservatorio 7, Milano  

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Il valore dello spazio pubblico. Qualche declinazione giuridica, politica ed economica

Una relazione al seminario Giustizia, architettura, diritti. Visioni e pratiche della città contemporanea, Napoli, 29 aprile 2016.

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The Visible: Element of the Social

A speech I’m giving at the conference Understanding Visual Culture – Interdisciplinary Perspectives – Bologna, 21-22 April 2016 http://www.sssub.unibo.it/eventi/understanding-visual-culture

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Cineforum TRANSIZIONI TERRITORI / 2 I tempi dei villaggi e delle città al cinema

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