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The Visibility of Perception. On the Experience of Urban Environments

              A lecture and seminar at https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/home Lecture : https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/visibility-perception-experience-urban-environments Seminar : https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/faculty-workshop-andrea-mubi-brighenti

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Comparing what? Conceptualizing comparison in ethnographic research

OUT NOW – Special Issue of Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa XII: 2 Comparing what? Conceptualizing comparison in ethnographic research  – Edited by Andrea Mubi Brighenti, Nicholas DeMaria Harney https://www.rivisteweb.it/issn/1973-3194 Introduction (pdf)  

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On my way towards The Tag Conference

Will be my pleasure to join Jvier Abarca and the other fellows at http://thetagconference.com/ Programme here

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Face & The City

Now Out in Body & Society 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 […]

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Special issue: Theorising measures, rankings and metrics

Now out at: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/ssic/58/2 Featuring : Measurements and their limits – Editorial David Jaclin, Peter Wagner Umwelt-measures. On extensive and intensive measures: Introduction to the special issue ‘Theorising measures, rankings and metrics’ Andrea Mubi Brighenti Ethical dimensions of quantification Wendy Espeland, Vincent Yung Commensuration, compromises and critical capacities: Wage determination in collective firms Nina Pohler […]

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Le aree alpine interne come interstizi urbani: appunti da una ricerca in corso

con Cristina Mattiucci Now Published in Tracce Urbane – https://ojs.uniroma1.it/index.php/TU/article/view/14556 Abstract ITA: A partire da un focus sulle aree interne dell’Euregio (regione transfrontaliera Tirolo, Alto Adige e Trentino), in questo articolo proponiamo un’interpretazione dell’abitare i territori montani marginali come “interstizi”. Descriviamo anzitutto alcuni processi socio-spaziali osservati in situ, presentando alcune realtà sociali complesse, i cui […]

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Where do we come from, where do we go – New Playlist

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Umwelt-measures. On extensive and intensive measures

Introduction to the special issue ‘Theorising measures, rankings and metrics’ Now published: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0539018419858816 The whole Special Issue is due to appear soon…

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Urban Phases: Crystallisation

Paper at TCS Philosophy & Literature Conference 2019, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria, May 29th – June 2nd, 2019   An uncommon way of looking at the urban process is through attending its “phases”, where a phase is physically defined as a state of matter manifesting uniform properties. Three such phases may be of interest: (1) the […]

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Lund Creativity Conference 2019

A couple of more pictures fom my Keynote Address…

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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/ NEW – Video recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YZvboJ83c8

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