Category Archives: value

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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Airspacing the City. Where Technophysics meets Atmoculture

(with Andrea Pavoni) NOW PUBLISHED in Azimuth 10.   In this paper, we seek to show how the notion of technophysics can be applied to better understand the experience of contemporary urbanism. We argue that technophysics exists in dynamic relation to an atmoculture of urban space, whereby the technological and the cultural meet on a […]

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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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Discussing Debt and Indebetedness with Jean-Clet Martin

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A Lecture delivered at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. Vortrag. + info | Full video here (a bit boring, though) :

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Expressive Measures: An Ecology of the Public Domain

Published in Graffiti and Street Art. Reading, Writing and Representing the City. Edited by Konstantinos Avramidis, Myrto Tsilimpounidi. London: Routledge, 2017. Paginated pdf version Clean pdf version

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Value – Inquiries into a Polymorphous Magic Substance

A Lecture I’m giving at The Debt Complex Spring School  – 19-21 May 2016, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano  

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Gabriel Tarde: logica sociale e teleologia sociale – A seminar

    martedì 24 maggio 2016 ore 13:00 AULA SEMINARI SPS (stanza 215, lato Passione) Facoltà di Scienze Politiche, Economiche e Sociali – via Conservatorio 7, Milano  

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Il valore dello spazio pubblico. Qualche declinazione giuridica, politica ed economica

Una relazione al seminario Giustizia, architettura, diritti. Visioni e pratiche della città contemporanea, Napoli, 29 aprile 2016.

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Graffiti, Street Art and the Divergent Synthesis of Place Valorisation in Contemporary Urbanism

A chapter recently appeared in the Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art, Edited by J.I. Ross. Also on Googlebooks & here

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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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Imitation, Contagion, Suggestion: Rethinking the Social Conference at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark 28–29 May 2015

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Urban Verwertung. Conceptualizing the adventures of value in contemporary urbanism

A Keynote Speech to be delivered at Competing Urbanisms: The New Politics Of Public Space, 5 November 2014, University of Melbourne   The aim of this lecture is to puzzle about the creation and transformation of value in contemporary urban space. Far from being a mere correlate of economic processes, ‘value’ can be understood as […]

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Ἐνα-δυο Πράγματα που Ἐμαθα για τον Σεβασμό Χάρη στους Γραφιτάδεϛ [One or Two Things I’ve Learnt about Respect, thanks to Graffiti Writers]

published in “No Respect” Exhibition Catalogue. Curated by Marilena V. Karra. Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, 2014. Greek/English version

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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 dimensione aurale. Nota per un’urbanistica sensoriale

or, listening carefully to the asphalt… Now published in Studi Culturali, 1, 2013. Full text here.

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Graffiti and Place Value

A speech I’m delivering at: Street Art in the Changing City: Theoretical Perspectives – Moscow, June 7–8, 2013 – In a sense, both graffiti and street art share humble origins. While the first emerged as an essential expressive form of disadvantaged inner city youth in the late 1960s, the second originated from a more […]

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