- this is a great visualisation of Beirut, I am ashamed I do not know the movie and will look it up.
- I am growing increasingly in love with Alastair Bonnett, not because of necessarily academic reasons, but because I have been encountering his work and his nice favours, through chances and coincidences- which I -even though am not necessarily superstitious- have come to appreciate academically. (I really wanted once -instead of referencing a book, to write the story of how I came to actually find it and buy it- a story that would be lost on any academic in the nice first-north world with an access to a library)
- Since I am starting to audit /teach some undergraduate courses, I am re-enjoying thinking about how much labour it goes into “ordering” and “disordering” knowledge in the form of a curriculum. I am also pondering the temporality of curricula, and the inherent teleological assumption of education (partly because my own journey works in Khaldunian loops, of learning and unlearning- I feel). Usually my favourite reads are course outlines and phd theses rather than books and articles..it is where academic labour shines in all its roughness and beauty.
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 in late-’90s Beirut, where a young man seeks relief from alienation and routine in a […]