The problem of course is that to fend this off you fall into a trap of claim to mastery that you have set from the beginning to dismantle, you thicken a skin that you are striving to scratch, beak and shed. You do what you are trying to undo, you perform certainties to your self-just-to get-through the day, a day that is worth spending in uncertainty, non-commitment, and sheer curiosity. The trap of power that is a vibrant, diverse, tolerant, critical, very friendly academic life.
I picked up “thinking through the skin” and it had a cover of an open palm of a hand. I never open my hand like that. My skin used to crack open to object the passing of time. It used to get irritated during the changing seasons of spring and autumn, form very tiny blisters then […]
This week I got to hear Susan- Buck Morss speak (one of my old academic imaginary heroes I never thought I’d see in person). The Lecture and the masterclass was organised by the Social Theory Centre. In them she presented the introduction and methodology chapter for her upcoming monograph YEAR 1, a short description of the […]