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… Read more “While reading “Thinking through the skin”.. my skin cracked for me to see through..”
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… Read more “On thinking spaces that opened up in Warwick Uni this last week”