Upcoming Event: Screening of Vertical Horizons and Panel Discussion, Saturday, November 5th, 1-5pm — Critical Legal Thinking

Birkbeck Cinema, Gordon Square Free, but please register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-shard-financing-space-and-life-tickets-37535516741 The Shard: the spectacle of financing space and life The city landscape has always been marked by networks of buildings, monuments, statues, ‘heterotopias’, and so forth, through which the possibilities of how the city was to be occupied and used were constantly woven and developed. …… […]

Shannon Mattern, Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media – now out with UMP

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Shannon Mattern, Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media – now out with University of Minnesota Press. A breathtaking tour through thousands of years of urban life and its attendant technologies, rewriting the history of our cities Offering powerful new ways of thinking about our…

More dust: (there is something called dust people!)

I have stumbled through this while doing some internet flaneuring (a.k.a procrastinating). A monthly newsletter dedicated only to dust, written by Jay Ownes. The topics seem really interesting, I plan to take a deep look one I take a break sometime in the foreseeable future I hope: http://tinyletter.com/hautepop/archive. She has argued for the importance and magnificence […]

Non melancholic futility and the city

In the weekend I read a candid book on ethics and research. No, not that kind of book. A candid book.  One that demands you to untie your bundled self. I knew what the book was about, I have been tentatively trying to walk between the legs of similar texts, uncertain whether or not I […]