Category Archives: Aesthetics

‘Objects of Inquiry: Ways of Seeing, Ways of Knowing in the Humanities’

I will contribute to a panel this evening at the University of Wyoming Art Museum, about the status of objects in humanities research. The occasion for our panel is a visit from Jim Harris, the Andrew W Mellon Foundation Teaching … Continue reading

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Zadie Smith ‘On Optimism and Despair’

The New York Review of Books recently published a talk given in the days after the US election by the novelist Zadie Smith, when she received the 2016 Welt Literature Prize in Berlin. The following stood out for me: If … Continue reading

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Showing “Waves ’98” in Introduction to Human Geography

At the end of a week discussing Alastair Bonnett’s presentation of urban geography in his What is Geography?, my Intro to Human Geography students will watch Ely Dagher’s award winning short film Waves ’98 this Friday. The film is set … Continue reading

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‘The Aesthetic of Our Anger: Anarcho-Punk, Politics and Music’

Minor Compositions recently published The Aesthetic of Our Anger: Anarcho-Punk, Politics and Music, edited by Mike Dines and Matthew Worley. A free copy is available on the publisher’s website. The book is also available bound, for purchase through the website. … Continue reading

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My review of Stuart Aitken’s “The Ethnopoetics of Space and Transformation”

My review of Stuart Aitken’s book The Ethnopoetics of Space and Transformation: Young People’s Engagement, Activism and Aesthetics has been published in Emotion, Space and Society, linked here. (Contact me for the full text if you do not have access.) … Continue reading

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“Beauty Through Order” – Simon Springer lecture at University of Wyoming, August 30

Simon Springer will give a talk at the University of Wyoming on August 30 at 4:30 in room 210 of the Arts & Sciences Building. I cut-and-paste Simon’s title and abstract below. The talk is supported and co-sponsored by the … Continue reading

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The materiality of archives — preliminaries for the work of forging solidarities

Three years ago today, I was in Mexico City for one of my research trips. I’m revisiting the notes and photographs from this particular trip today as I return to writing a review article on political geographies of memory and … Continue reading

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