--- "...and we might sense the unknown and the route that tempts the traveler to test gravity" - Mahmoud Darwish _________________ THEORY/FICTION: Dipesh Chakrabarty, “The Planet Does Not Return Our Gaze” Mojca Penca, “Planetary Entanglements and Entrapments (Review of Lukáš Likavčan’s Introduction to Comparative Planetology)" Derek Woods, “The Fungal Kingdom" Sean Singh Matharoo, “The Damned … Continue reading Stratum 8
--- ∞ "Notes Toward an Abolitionist Alienocene" (pdf) - Ingrid Diran, 2020 Ingrid Diran is an assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
--- ∞ "Anti-Camp: A Situationist Contribution to Philosophy" (pdf) - Joyce Karine de Sá Souza, 2020 PhD on Law and Justice at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Senior Researcher of the Research Group: ‘The state of exception in Brazil: a critical reading of the emergency argument in the political-juridical national context’. Her research focuses … Continue reading Anti-Camp
"Y ¿ a dónde se fue la lluvia?" - C.A.C. (Coordinator of Cultural Action, Valparaíso), 2020 Cinematography and editing: Daniel Aspillaga Music: Daniel Aspillaga and Arnoldo Chaparro Website: https://coordinadoraaccionculturalvalpo.wordpress.com/ As the CAC describes themselves in their “Declaration of Principles,” “We are a space of action based on reflection that gathers the demands of the sector … Continue reading Y ¿ a dónde se fue la lluvia?
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"I can't breathe."_________________ THEORY/FICTION: Priscilla Wald, “Viral Life in the Alienocene” Bruce Clarke, “Lynn Margulis, Autopoietic Gaia, and the Novacene” Katarzyna Olga Beilin, “Headfirst (A Day in the Alienocene)” Christopher Cañete Rodriguez Kelly, “Cathectoplasm (A Filipino Theory Fiction)” François-David Sebbah, “Alien-Effect: Encounters of an Other Kind Entirely” DIS-JUNCTION: Alain Badiou, “Pandemic, Ignorance, and … Continue reading Stratum 7
--- ∞ "Pandemic, Ignorance, and New Collective Places" (pdf) - Alain Badiou, 2020 Our problems do not come from Emmanuel Macron but from the tense coupling between private property and the concentration of capital, Badiou explains. It is possible to reinvent a common life around schools bringing together intellectuals, workers from all over the world, … Continue reading Pandemic, Ignorance, and New Collective Places
--- ∞ "Repetition and Ruins – An Idiotic Discourse on the Method" (pdf) - Dalie Giroux, 2014-2020 Dalie Giroux teaches political theory at the University of Ottawa since 2003. Her open research program explores the many ways in which space, language and power interact in contemporary America. She has recently published Le Québec brûle en enfer. … Continue reading Repetition and Ruins
--- ∞ "The Invisible Flights of the Birds" (pdf) - John Paul Ricco Paper Summary: The space of disappearance (the invisible flight of the animals) is not the place of negativity (including as trace). As such, disappearance keys thought, less to the metaphysical than to the ecological. The latter understood in terms of the irreducible … Continue reading The Invisible Flights of the Birds
-- Our task is not to draw a sharp mental line between past and future but to complete the thought of the past. - Marx to Ruge, September 1843 THEORY/FICTION: Steven Shaviro, "Defining Speculation: Speculative Fiction, Speculative Philosophy, and Speculative Finance" Jennifer Wenzel, "Evicted from the Future" Jan Miernowski, Yves Citton, Ullrich Langer, … Continue reading Stratum 6