The BBC documentary produced in 1982, asks why was Cairo so calm when Sadat was assassinated- a juncture I centre in my thesis. The documentary seems to… Read more “Why was Cairo so Calm?”
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.
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… Read more “Non melancholic futility and the city”
I discovered this a bit late, I find the series’ idea awesome! ‘The Materiality of Research’ is a series examining the material cultures of academic research, reading… Read more ““Stuff” of research”
Over a more than a month ago, I wanted to write about the ISA post-trump executive ban. This would be my second failed attempt this (academic) year… Read more “On conferences”
Last week I watched 327 notebooks (part of essay film festival) and it is a feast. Andrés di Tella makes a film about his friend, who is packing… Read more “On narrating the self when history enters life- 327 notebooks”