Category Archives: Aesthetics, Art Practices, and Politics

Sarah Minter retrospective in Mexico City begins tomorrow

A retrospective on the work of filmmaker Sarah Minter begins tomorrow in Mexico City at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo at UNAM (MUAC). See the flyer (or the MUAC website) for a schedule. Minter’s semi-documentary films on the punk scene … Continue reading

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Repelling the organization of memory in post-1968 Mexico City: memory work as minor politics

I’m in the early stages of writing a paper on ‘minor politics’ in post-1968 art and literature. The abstract for a relevant conference paper is cut-and-pasted below. Joe Gelach and Thomas Jellis recently notified that they accepted the paper as part … Continue reading

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Four decades later, a reading by the Infrarealists in Mexico City

On Tuesday night in the Multiforo Alicia, only a short walk from where I’m staying in Roma Sur (Mexico City), I attended a poetry reading by several members of the Infrarrealistas (Infrarealists), a literary movement best known to contemporary readers … Continue reading

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Embracing dissensus: reflections on contemporary research strategies in cultural geography

I received the author copy of my co-authored introduction to an upcoming special issue of the Journal of Cultural Geography (abstract below). Here’s the link to our ‘eprint.’ If you have trouble with access, feel free to contact me for … Continue reading

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Political geographies of memory and aesthetics: to remember and also reconfigure the world

I am developing the following review article for Geography Compass. This abstract is far from final, but is perhaps a useful pre-writing exercise for the article to come. Comments welcome. Political geographies of memory and aesthetics: to remember and also … Continue reading

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Memory without organs: denaturalizing repression-heroism

Originally posted on Becoming Poor:
These are the two introductory paragraphs for my final chapter of Between Repression and Heroism: Young People’s Politics in Mexico City After 1968. Some previous writing from the dissertation is posted here. This final chapter…

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On Deleuze and Guattari, language, and politics after Mexico City’s 1968

Originally posted on Becoming Poor:
I am working through the following paragraphs for my dissertation, ‘Between Repression and Heroism: Young People’s Politics in Mexico City After 1968‘ (more here). I should note that my reading of Deleuze and Guattari on…

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