Category Archives: measure

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 Contents 1. Multiplicities Old and New 2. Urban Crowds, Mediated Publics and Global Masses 3. Population, ‘the People’ and the Multitude 4. What is the Building Block of the Social? Episteme of the One and the Many 5. Across and Within: Issues of Virality, Imitation and Reactivity […]

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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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