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Contribution to an intensiology of the public domain

A Keynote Address at the Urban Creativity Conference, Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art, Lund, Sweden. May 17, 2019, 3pm . This talk interrogates the nature of the urban public domain by specifically attending the intensities and the phases it generates. A comprehensive view on the phenomenon of publicness, it is suggested, is required […]

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Umwelt: esplorare il mondo ambiente

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New Playlist – Dakar to Djibouti

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The Wanderer

“He who has attained to only some degree of freedom of mind cannot feel other than a wanderer on the earth – though not as a traveller to a final destination: for this destination does not exist. But he will watch and observe and keep his eyes open to see what is really going on […]

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Astral Body

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Melencolia IX

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Transizioni Territori no.5 – Cineforum

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Urban Phases: Crystallisation

  An analysis of the city through its crystallising processes is here proposed. Because crystallisation involves phase transition, a review of the latter, as well of the notion of phase in its relation to order, is first submitted. Then the question is posed: Can we suggest that cities have phases? What would it imply to […]

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Book review: “Drift” by Jeff Ferrell

review-of-Drift

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The Reactive: Social Experiences of Surface and Depth – Chapter

“The Reactive” chapter now published in the Volume edited by Christian Borch (2019) Imitation, Contagion, Suggestion: On Mimesis and Society. (Routledge, 2019) https://www.crcpress.com/Imitation-Contagion-Suggestion-On-Mimesis-and-Society/Borch/p/book/9781138490642 PDF brighenti-2019-the-reactive (( Based on a speech I gave at this 2015 conference in Copenhagen: http://www.capacitedaffect.net/?p=771 ))

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Urban Animals – Domestic, Stray and Wild

Urban Animals—Domestic, Stray, and Wild Notes from a Bear Repopulation Project in the Alps by Andrea Mubi Brighenti & Andrea Pavoni Finally OUT in Society & Animals https://doi.org/10.1163/15685306-12341580 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 […]

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“Artveillance” paper included in “Surveillance Studies – A Reader”

I’m pleased that my paper “Artveillance: At the Crossroads of Art and Surveillance” (2010) has been reprinted in Surveillance Studies. A Reader Edited by Torin Monahan and David Murakami Wood (Cambrdge University Press, 2018)

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The Element of Measures. Theorising Measures in the Visible

A speech I’m giving at International Workshop The Role of Visibility in Academic Evaluation. (E)Valuation Studies in Science and Higher Education November 15‐16, 2018 Humboldt‐Universität zu Berlin Senatssaal, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin workshop_visibility_program + info : https://www.sowi.hu-berlin.de/de/lehrbereiche/wissenschaftsforschung/workshopevaluation

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Book Review – “Cities Contested” Edited by Martin Baumeister, Bruno Bonomo & Dieter Schott

Cities Contested. Urban Politics, Heritage, and Social Movements in Italy and West Germany in the 1970s Available here: https://aro-isig.fbk.eu/issues/2018/2/cities-contested-andrea-brighenti

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Urban thresholds and modes of domestication

A lecture I’m giving today @ERC Homing project led by Paolo Boccagni: https://webmagazine.unitn.it/evento/sociologia/47230/urban-thresholds-and-modes-of-domestication https://homing.soc.unitn.it/2018/10/05/new-seminar-a-m-brighenti-urban-thresholds-and-modes-of-domestication/

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Urban Walls Book Lauch

@ University of Padua , PhD Course in Social Science 15 October 2018 h.10–13 Sala Specchi Via Cesarotti 10-12 Padova locandinaamb_mk15ottobre

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Walls is out!

https://books.google.it/books?id=txBqDwAAQBAJ https://www.routledge.com/Urban-Walls-Political-and-Cultural-Meanings-of-Vertical-Structures-and/Brighenti-Karrholm/p/book/9781138304338  

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Urban Animals – Shifting Ecologies of Proximities

Currently working (day & night…) at this Special Issue with Andrea Pavoni: http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/pgas/jmv06250-rsoc-si-cfp-urban-animals

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Tasting Wine Making Territories

NOW OUT in TASTE • Law and the Senses book series (Eds. Andrea Pavoni, Danilo Mandic, Caterina Nirta, Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos). London: University of Westminster Press. Available in Open Access – https://www.uwestminsterpress.co.uk/site/books/10.16997/book21/ PDF Version

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Beyond rhythmanalysis: towards a territoriology of rhythms and melodies in everyday spatial activities (with Mattias Kärrholm)

NOW PUBLISHED in CITY, TERRITORY & ARCHITECTURE Abstract: The recent, rich scholarship on rhythms, following in the wake of Lefebvre’s book Éléments de rythmanalyse (1992), proves that rhythmanalysis is an important sensitising notion and research technique. Despite its increasing recognition, however, rhythmanalysis has not yet become a proper science as its proponents had hoped. In […]

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Urban Animals – Guest Lecture @ U of Toronto

July 23, h.12:00, University of Toronto, Sidney Smith Hall

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Atmospheres of retail and the asceticism of civilized consumption (with Mattias Kärrholm)

Nout out in Geographica Helvetica – https://www.geogr-helv.net/73/203/2018/

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The Vegetative City

OUT NOW in CULTURE, THEORY AND CRITIQUE The vegetative stratum is a layer of existence that is inherent not only in plants. Here, I propose to look at how vegetative life – or, the vegetative mode of existence – affects cities. The vegetative mode of existence is not focused on activities, routines, achievements. Here appears […]

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Face & The City

Abstract. This piece sets out an exploration of the relations between the city, the body, and the face, seeking to understand in particular how the city and the face could be articulated with reference to an image of the body. It is suggested that the face and the city entertain a kind of privileged affinity. […]

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Urban Walls. Political and Cultural Meanings of Vertical Structures and Surfaces

Volume Edited by Andrea Mubi Brighenti & Mattias Kärrholm. Published by Routledge – Classical and Contemporary Social Theory Series, 2018. https://www.routledge.com/Urban-Walls-Political-and-Cultural-Meanings-of-Vertical-Structures-and/Brighenti-Karrholm/p/book/9781138304338 Informal link to pdf : http://b-ok.xyz/book/3608940/7fc062 In recent years, an increasing number of separation walls has been built around the world. Walls built in urban areas are particularly striking in that they have exacted a […]

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