Category Archives: Aesthetics

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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Sarah Minter (1953-2016)

I just heard the sad news that filmmaker Sarah Minter has died. Sarah is best known for her semi-documentaries on the 1980s punk scene in Nezahualcóyotl, just west of Mexico City. Since the 1990s, Sarah has been teaching and organizing … Continue reading

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Numbing the Pain: Aesthetics and Anaesthetics of Global Mexico

This seminar at the 2016 meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (March 17-20 at Harvard) may be of interest to readers of the blog. See below for the description. *** Numbing the Pain: Aesthetics and Anaesthetics of Global Mexico … Continue reading

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Cuentos Patrióticos (1997), Francis Alÿs

I am writing about Mexico City artist Francis Alÿs’ 1997 performance Cuentos Patrióticos as part of my contribution for the edited collection Protest Camping and Social Movements: an international perspective (a follow up to Protest Camps, this collection edited by … Continue reading

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“Reconfiguring Global Space” at IU – Bloomington, July 14-17

Majed Akhter circulated an announcement today for the upcoming “Reconfiguring Global Space” conference at Indiana University – Bloomington, which looks excellent. All talks and other programming are free and open to all. Excerpts from Majed’s announcement are cut-and-pasted below. *** … Continue reading

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Space, Politics and Aesthetics: New book by Mustafa Dikeç

Originally posted on Pop Theory:
I took part in a ‘conversation’ on the theme of Spaces of Democracy yesterday at UCL, organised by Liza Griffin and others, one of a series of events co-organised by the Bartlett School and the…

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