Category Archives: milieu

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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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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Camouflage, or, the Temptation of Relationship

Published in membrana 1/16 – Magazine of Photography Brighenti_2016_camouflage,_or

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City of Unpleasant Feelings – Stress, Comfort and Animosity in Urban Life (with Andrea Pavoni)

Abstract. The image of the city as a stressful place is an evergreen topic. In this article we review the imagination of urban stress, starting from Simmel’s classic thesis that the modern city is an unavoidably psychic-stimulating environment potentially leading to stimuli overload. City dwellers are then supposed to counter stimuli overload with a series […]

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Climbing the City – On the Corporeality of the Urban (with Andrea Pavoni)

  Abstract. Over the last couple of decades, urban sports have been studied – as well as, in many cases, celebrated – as critical forms of using urban space. Urban climbing, a practice also known as ‘buildering’, ‘structuring’, and ‘stegophilia’, has been much explored in this vein. While we acknowledge the importance of the theoretical […]

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Remarks for a Territoriology of Wine Tasting

Published in Non Liquet [The Westminster Online Working Papers] – Law and the Senses Series – No.1, Taste https://nonliquetlaw.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/law-and-the-senses-series-taste/ Brighenti-wine-tasting (pdf excerpt version)

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Review of Augustin Berque’s Milieu et identité humaine. Notes pour un dépassement de la modernité

(Still from Yasujirō Ozu’s 1953 movie Tokyo Story) Available at : http://www.spaceandculture.org/2011/05/26/book-review-milieu-and-human-identity-notes-towards-a-surpassing-of-modernity/

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