From pg 163 of Material Participation by Noortje Marres: Among concepts of the community of the affected we could also include theories of affective politics developed in recent cultural theory (Thrift, 2008; Terranova, 2007; Blackman, 2008). Such ‘post-emotive’ conceptions of the public propose to understand the mobilization of publics in […]
From Material Participation by Noortje Marres pg 57-58: By defining the public in terms of a problem of relevance, pragmatism undid two persistent attempts to solve the problem of material publics by conceptual means: the tendency to either internalize or to externalize the problems of the public. They warned against […]
My notes on Liboiron, M., Tironi, M., & Calvillo, N. (2018). Toxic politics: Acting in a permanently polluted world. Social studies of science, 48(3), 331-349. The authors of this paper take “a permanently polluted world” as their starting point. It is one where toxicity is ubiquitous, even if unevenly distributed. Unfortunately, “[t]he […]
Writing Communities: People as PlaceFalmouth University PG/ECR Conference July 29th – 30th 2014 (£25)Researching place often means researching communities. Landscapes are peopled. History has a living voice. Researchers not only work with communities, but also write them—creatively and academically.This Postgraduate / Early Career Researcher conference invites papers around the pleasures and […]
2nd CFP: Geographies of Public-Art Co-Production: Let Us Talk about Public Art, but Where Are the Publics?
Annual International Conference, London, 26–29 August, 2014 Royal Geographical Society (RGS) with Institute of British Geographers (IBG) CFP: Geographies of Public-Art Co-Production: Let Us Talk about Public Art, but Where Are the Publics? Sponsored session by the Space, Sexualities & Queer Research Group (SSQRG) Update: seeing the current SSQRG sponsorship of […]
I’ve been trying for ages to pin down exactly what interests me about public engagement and I finally seem to be getting there. I’m interested in the interface between institutionalising ‘top down’ invocations of the need to be publicly orientated (see first quote) and the ‘bottom up’ dispositions towards doing public work […]