102 research outputs found

    ÂżHabrĂĄ un Lugar para mi Vida? : ciudades, subjetividades y geografĂ­as de resistencia

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    The present paper pursues an encounter between pressing questions in both human geography and psycho-social and cultural theory, namely, between processes of subject-formation and the production of subjectivity and the way these are always already emplaced, enfolded within a culturally signified geography that in turn they come to sustain or contest through different means. The argument, or rather, the invitation, is that insofar as subjectivities take place, it might be promising to regard cities and urban spaces as spaces of subjectivation. Thus, firstly, the question of how it is we come to engender a subjectivity is posed and addressed following performativity theory. Secondly, some of the implications of the proposed notion of ‘spaces of subjectivation’ are stressed and a theoretical case of abject urban spaces is analysed. Finally, the question of resistance and the possibility of contesting those geographies of subjectivation through geographies of resistance is posed and a possible approach is offered.El presente texto persigue un encuentro de cuestiones de relevancia en los campos de la geografĂ­a humana y la teorĂ­a psico-social y cultural, es decir, un encuentro entre procesos de formaciĂłn de la subjetividad y las formas en que estos se encuentran emplazados, envueltos en una geografĂ­a cargada de significaciones culturales, que estos mismos procesos contribuyen a sostener o a contestar. El argumento, o mejor, la invitaciĂłn del presente texto consiste en la propuesta de reflexionar sobre el emplazamiento de la formaciĂłn de la subjetividad a travĂ©s de concebir las ciudades y los espacios urbanos como espacios constitutivos de esa formaciĂłn, es decir como espacios de subjetivaciĂłn. En primer lugar, entonces, la cuestiĂłn de cĂłmo llegamos a habitar una subjetividad es planteada y abordada desde la perspectiva de la teorĂ­a de la performatividad. En segunda instancia, algunas de las implicaciones de la nociĂłn de “espacios de subjetivaciĂłn” propuesta son señalados, y un caso teĂłrico de espacios urbanos abyectos es analizado. Finalmente, se plantea la problemĂĄtica de la resistencia y la posibilidad de contestar geografĂ­as de subjetivaciĂłn a travĂ©s de geografĂ­as de resistencia es valorada e ilustrada

    Problems All the Way Down

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    Besieged by ongoing economic crises, global health emergencies, geopolitical instabilities, ecological devastation, and growing political resentments, the intractable nature of the problems that configure the present has never loomed larger or more darkly. But what, indeed, is a problem? Problematising the modern image that treats problems as obstacles to be overcome by the progress of technoscientific knowledge and policy, this introductory article lays the groundwork for a generative conceptualisation of problems. Reweaving intercontinental connections between traditions of French philosophy and American pragmatism, it proffers a conception of the problematic as a mode of existence that is irreducible to the subjective, the methodological, or the epistemological. Problems go all the way down and up, requiring nothing less than an art of metamorphosis capable of engendering processes of creation, invention, and transformation in whose hold bodies and practices, knowledges and lives, thoughts and worlds, are done and undone, made and remade

    After Progress: Notes for an Ecology of Perhaps

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    Ecological Uncivilisation: Precarious World-Making After Progress

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    Responding to the proposition that learning to live in the Anthropocene involves learning how to die, this article problematises the modes of world-making upheld in some of the contemporary proposals for the global reorganisation of societies towards just, socio-ecological transitions beyond the techno-fixes of geoengineering, green growth, and their attendant ideals of progress. Specifically, it critically examines one such proposal that, inspired by process philosophy, has proven deeply influential in China’s recent shift in ecological (geo)politics: the idea of an “ecological civilisation” based on principles of ontological relationality, democratic responsibility, and a new alliance between the sciences and the humanities. The article argues that while such a project rejects the substantive values of modern progress, its regulative notion of civilisation retains the modern story of progress as a mode of valuation and therefore reinscribes imperial, colonial values at the heart of ecology. In response, the article suggests that learning to die in the wake of ecological devastation requires making life outside the modern coordinates of progress, which is to say living without the ideal of civilisation. Seeking to expand the political imagination at a time of socio-ecological transformations, it calls for “ecological uncivilization” assa permanent experimentation with improbable forms of world-making and methodologies of life that envisaged thanks to ongoing histories of decolonisation and not in spite of them; that strive to live and die well but not always better

    Zones de Divergence: Le Pragmatisme et les Murmurations de la Terre

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    Et si notre Ă©poque Ă©tait celle d’une lutte contre les routines de la pensĂ©e qui, au nom du rationalisme, font taire les cris du monde ? Une lutte dont les armes ne sont pas faites pour tuer, mais pour faire sentir ce que ces cris demandent de nous : un autre rapport Ă  la vĂ©ritĂ©, qui ne nous protĂšge pas de l’erreur, mais intensifie nos capacitĂ©s de percevoir et de rĂ©pondre. Ce livre entend reprendre et prolonger la pensĂ©e aventureuse de William James car les luttes d’aujourd’hui rencontreront le mĂȘme type d’adversaire que ceux qui, hier, l’ont accusĂ© de propager une pensĂ©e nĂ©faste, hostile Ă  toutes les exigences de la raison. Ce qu’il a appelĂ© pragmatisme rĂ©duirait la vĂ©ritĂ© Ă  ce qu’elle rapporte, cĂ©lĂ©brerait la confiance contre l’esprit objectif, donnerait aux effets de nos savoirs le pouvoir de les Ă©valuer. Bref dĂ©truirait l’autoritĂ© que doivent pouvoir revendiquer ceux qui nous disent comment penser. Pourtant, et ce livre s’attache Ă  le montrer, le monde est fait d’interdĂ©pendances, les individus sont ce qu’ils sont avec d’autres, grĂące Ă  d’autres, et au risque d’autres – humains et non-humains. Il s’agit alors d’apprendre Ă  se laisser intriguer, ne pas supposer savoir d’avance ce qui est susceptible de participer Ă  une maniĂšre d’ĂȘtre vivant, se dĂ©faire de l’ambition de remonter vers une dĂ©finition gĂ©nĂ©rale, pour redonner au monde de l’épaisseur

    Counter-Apocalyptic Beginnings: Cosmoecology for the End of the World

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    Departing from AimĂ© CĂ©saire’s striking proposition that The End of the World is the only thing in this world that’s worth beginning, this article sets out to explore some of its implications as a counter-apocalyptic gesture that renders apocalypse an immanent event: the end of some world in this world. Probing the speculative force of CĂ©saire counter-apocalyptic proposition, the article suggests that it can trouble one of the more insidious powers of Anthropocene stories: the way in which, by conflating the end of Euro-American, extractive ways of living, with the end of everything as such, such stories reduce the plural interplay of immanent values which sustain divergent modes of living and dying well to sheer matters of “survival,” thereby determining what is vital to life, and how lives worth living and deaths worth living for are to be defined. Weaving together philosophical experimentation with a story of other modes of living and dying inside and despite ecological turmoil, the article takes up the notion of “cosmoecology” as a way of experimenting with plural value-ecologies of living and dying on a heterogenous Earth. Partiendo de la sorprendente propuesta de AimĂ© CĂ©saire de que El Fin del Mundo es lo Ășnico que merece la pena comenzar en este mundo, el artĂ­culo se propone explorar algunas de sus implicaciones en tanto que un gesto contra-apocalĂ­ptico que convierte el apocalipsis en un acontecimiento inmanente: el fin de algĂșn mundo en este mundo. Al examinar la fuerza especulativa de la propuesta contra-apocalĂ­ptica de CĂ©saire, el artĂ­culo sugiere que sus implicaciones permiten problematizar uno de los poderes mĂĄs insidiosos de los relatos del Antropoceno: el modo en que, al combinar el fin de las formas de vida extractivas euroamericanas con el fin de la vida misma, dichos relatos reducen la multiplicidad valores que sustentan modos divergentes de vivir y morir bien a una cuestiĂłn de pura "supervivencia", determinando asĂ­ lo que es vital para la vida, y cĂłmo una vida que merezca ser vivida y una muerte por la cual merezca la pena vivir han de ser definidas. Entrelazando la experimentaciĂłn filosĂłfica con una historia de otros modos de vivir y morir en medio y a pesar de turbulencias ecolĂłgicas, el artĂ­culo retoma la nociĂłn de "cosmoecologĂ­a" como una forma de experimentar con ecologĂ­as de valores plurales y modos divergentes de vivir y morir en una Tierra heterogĂ©nea. Partindo da surpreendente proposta de AimĂ© CĂ©saire de que O Fim do Mundo Ă© a Ășnica coisa que vale a pena começar neste mundo, o artigo pretende explorar algumas das suas implicaçÔes como um gesto contra-apocalĂ­ptico que transforma o apocalipse num evento imanente: o fim de algum mundo neste mundo. Ao examinar a força especulativa da proposta contra-apocalĂ­ptica de CĂ©saire, o artigo sugere que as suas implicaçÔes nos permitem problematizar um dos poderes mais insidiosos das narrativas antropocĂ©nicas: a forma como, ao conflitar o fim das formas de vida extractivas euro-americanas com o fim da prĂłpria vida, tais narrativas reduzem a multiplicidade de valores que sustentam modos de vida e de morrer bem diferentes a uma questĂŁo de pura "sobrevivĂȘncia", determinando assim o que Ă© vital para a vida, e como se deve definir uma vida que vale a pena viver e uma morte pela qual se merece viver. Intersectando a experimentação filosĂłfica com uma histĂłria de outras formas de viver e morrer no meio e apesar da turbulĂȘncia ecolĂłgica, o artigo retoma a noção de "cosmoecologia" como uma forma de experimentar ecologias de valor plural e modos divergentes de viver e morrer numa Terra heterogĂ©nea

    Passages to the Outside: A Prelude to a Geophilosophy of the Future

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    What might it take to reimagine the futures of geographical thought on an earth whose geological disjunctures and catastrophic dynamics have radically upended the progressive temporality that once made of “the future” a modern article of faith and a matter of concern? What, in other words, is the future to those practices animated by the metamorphic forces of the earth? Seeking to inhabit the problem-space these questions generate, this commentary suggests that at stake is nothing less than the challenge of learning to think futurity immanently, as a problem of space. The challenge is to reimagine the future not as the promise of a yet-to-come but as a passage to the outside: to those immanent zones of indeterminacy, anarchy, and contingency composed in the interstices and outlaw edges of every territory, where impossible forms of sociality and speculative methodologies of life are improvised in the act of striding the forces and movements of an unstable and tumultuous earth, giving themselves over to the inchoate and the unformed, to a groundlessness that surrounds and subtends every ground, to a runaway metamorphosis which eludes finality and escapes totality. That, indeed, might be the task of a geophilosophy of the future

    Dynamics of non-convolution operators and holomorphy types

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    In this article we study the hypercyclic behavior of non-convolution operators defined on spaces of analytic functions of different holomorphy types over Banach spaces. The operators in the family we analyze are a composition of differentiation and composition operators, and are extensions of operators in H(C) studied by Aron and Markose in 2004. The dynamics of this class of operators, in the context of one and several complex variables, was further investigated by many authors. It turns out that the situation is somewhat different and that some purely infinite dimensional difficulties appear. For example, in contrast to the several complex variable case, it may happen that the symbol of the composition operator has no fixed points and still, the operator is not hypercyclic. We also prove a Runge type theorem for holomorphy types on Banach spaces.Fil: Muro, Luis Santiago Miguel. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones CientĂ­ficas y TĂ©cnicas; Argentina. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. Departamento de MatemĂĄtica; ArgentinaFil: Pinasco, Damian. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones CientĂ­ficas y TĂ©cnicas; Argentina. Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Departamento de MatemĂĄticas y EstadĂ­stica; ArgentinaFil: Savransky, Martin. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones CientĂ­ficas y TĂ©cnicas; Argentina. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. Departamento de MatemĂĄtica; Argentin

    Decolonizing the Imagination in Times of Crisis. Gestures for Speculative Thinking-Feeling: Interview with Martin Savransky

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    In this interview, Savransky analyzes the implications of thinking and creating through a pragmatist perspective aiming at the challenges that experimental research faces in the turbulent times we live in. Through key concepts and authors that have marked his intellectual work, he invites us to conceive thinking exercises as practices of experimen-tality, through which the uncertain and unstable situations of current problems would raise new questions rather than closed answers. English translation of Spanish Original: http://ojs.uc.cl/index.php/Disena/article/view/41503/3347
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