Link to Manuel Delgado Ruiz’s blog

new link to Manuel Delgado Ruiz’s blog posted at right in blogroll (also below)

Manuel Delgado Ruiz (Universitat de Barcelona) is author of a number of books and articles on topics from Urban Anthropology/Urban Studies, the Barcelona model, the city as a site of struggle, public space and more…

Also from the Universitat de Barcelona is the geography journal Scripta Nova (online):

Great post from Stephen Vilaseca’s blog.

Dr. Stephen Luis Vilaseca


Urban art found in the Cabanyal neighborhood of Valencia, Spain. Photo by Stephen Vilaseca (2009)

Deleuze theorizes the mind-body relationship as the event, and argues that it will be through the event that capitalism may be challenged and resisted. According to Paul Patton, Deleuze’s philosophy of events owes much to the Stoics’s dual conception of being and to Elizabeth Anscombe’s philosophy of action. The Stoics believe that “being” consists of a material component and an incorporeal component. One “is” in the world because, first, one lives the world through the body (the material component) and, second, one expresses those bodily events through language (the incorporeal component). Anscombe is also interested in the relationship between the body and the mind. She links actions (the acts of a body or a body politic) to the mind via intention because, as Patton explains, “actions involve intentions and intentions presuppose some description of what it…

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JUCS full speed ahead

Just a quick note explaining all the reblogs recently, the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies is well underway and we’re hoping to finalize content for the first issue in the coming months. Thanks to all who have submitted and reviewed so far. Volume 1 issue 1 should be in production for a while appearing at the end of 2013 if all goes according to plan. Submissions are rolling/continuous, so pass the word! As we get closer I hope to reveal the list of content here for those interested.

Social Network Unionism

GlobalSquare is a series of online and physical meetings and assemblies whose participants and organisers are individuals linked to the 15M, Occupy, student movements, Yo Soy 132, T’harrek, Idle No More, VIA22 as well as other grassroots and horizontal movements. Our objective is to prepare a lively open space for physical contact and exchange during the World Social Forum (WSF) which will take place from 26-30 March 2013 in Tunis. Read more…

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An acre can be an opened or a close surface, or something in between. The squares around the eastern flank of the Cathedral of Santiago are the result of a set of circunstances: a complex natural slope, the previous presence of a cemetery, the presence of monastic buildings… This makes for a set of spaces enclosed by strong institutions, which have grown in power throught time with a magnificent architecture, whose expresion has sometimes been baroque, and in other moments quite austere, with new proposals in the interiors like the fine project by BMJ for Casa da Conga.

In Berlin, on the other side, the combined surface of both Spanish squares is covered by … well, a square slab, supported on eight steel columns (the building has a larger basement, but it is scarcely visible from the outside, its presence resting on the upper part). The building, by the…

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