The Necessity of Disorder in a Soft City: De Certeau vs Foucault

Here is a short article published in two parts by The Society Pages (September, 2014):Part I“For better or worse, [the city] invites you to remake it, to consolidate it into a shape you can live in.”In his novel Soft City, written in 1974, Jonathan Raban eloquently drew out a vision of London as a fluid city.… Continue reading The Necessity of Disorder in a Soft City: De Certeau vs Foucault

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Tactile Tactics: Yarn Installations in Public Urban Spaces Or/ Ariadne’s Employment

This piece is from a presentation given in 2013, and part of a series of writings about tactical practices using urban public spaces. ____________________________________________________ Tactile Tactics: Yarn Installations in Public Urban Spaces Or/ Ariadne’s Employment What I would like to present today is some strands of the research I have been exploring with regards to the… Continue reading Tactile Tactics: Yarn Installations in Public Urban Spaces Or/ Ariadne’s Employment

The Place of Theatre in the Films of Max Ophuls

The films of Max Ophuls are testaments to a period of intense turmoil which transformed Europe between the early 1930s and the mid-1950. As films they are sources to the aesthetic and political tensions of the age, but also a profound reflection on the rise of cinema, particularly sound cinema, as the dominant form of… Continue reading The Place of Theatre in the Films of Max Ophuls