Category Archives: measure

Teoria Sociale. Un percorso introduttivo

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Urban Phases: Crystallisation

  Paper at TCS Philosophy & Literature Conference 2019, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria, May 29th – June 2nd, 2019 Now published in City, Culture and Society   Abstract 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 […]

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Special issue: Theorising measures, rankings and metrics

Now out at: 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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Umwelt-measures. On extensive and intensive measures

Introduction to the special issue ‘Theorising measures, rankings and metrics’ Now published: The whole Special Issue is due to appear soon…

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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 :

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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 – PDF Version

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The social life of measures

Now published in Theory, Culture & Society 35(1) 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 […]

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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 And here: brighenti-2016-the-excruciating-work-of-love

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A Conversation with Roderick Macdonald

Published in The Unbounded Level of the Mind. Rod Macdonald’s Legal Imagination. Edited by Richard Janda, Rosalie Jukier and Daniel Jutras. McGill University Press, 2015. My tribute to the great scholar and professor Rod Macdonald (1948-2014), a questioner and an inspirer by all means. A_conversation_with_Rod

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Logistic time / evental time. Two notions for urban and architectural research

Lecture at the Seminar ‘Architecture: enduring, ephemeral, moving, dust’ Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Lunds Tekniska Högskola, Lund University, December 2, 2014     In this lecture, I would like to imagine some ways in which we may study temporality in the city and the built environment. In the first part, I present a […]

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Love, a political measure for the civil society

Draft version

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The Ambiguous Multiplicities

Materials, Episteme and Politics of Cluttered Social Formations About This book proposes a historical-conceptual journey into the cluttered social formations that have remained outside of mainstream sociology. In particular, it reviews urban crowds, mediated publics, global masses, population, the sovereign people and the multitude and addresses the question: ‘What is the building block of the […]

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Urban Interstices: The Aesthetics and the Politics of the In-between

Introduction Book available at : Fulltext also here A couple of reviews published in : Urban Research & Practice and IJURR

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Two old papers on Dogville & Manderlay by Lars von Trier

2008: (with Alessandro Castelli) “Fondamenti. Da Dogville a Manderlay”, in Pierpaolo Antonello (ed.) La violenza allo specchio. Massa (I): Transeuropa, pp. 121-137. Also in English: “Foundations: Dogville to Manderlay” 2006: “Dogville, or, the Dirty Birth of Law”. Thesis Eleven, no. 87(1): 96-111.

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La grande immagine e l’immaginina

(Source: La grande immagine e l’immaginina as appeared in Marco Pasini e Fabio La Rocca (a cura di) Confronti visuali: una ricerca interdisciplinare. Roma: Aracne.

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Territorio / Fare misura

Con Pierangelo Schiera, sto organizzando un ciclo di seminari su “territorio e misura”. info | Per iscriversi |

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Der Aufstieg indexierter Sichtbarkeiten

in Nebulosa – Zeitschrift für Sichtbarkeit und Sozialität, no. 1: 16-32 Draft English Version

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