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Bookmarks for 2011-06-12

  • As The Crow Flies
    The New album from The Advisory Circle, As the Crow Flies, will be released on vinyl, CD and download on 8th July.
    (tags:music )
  • Announcing "Toxic Tourism"
    Will Wiles' second book: "Provisionally titled "Toxic Tourism", it will be an unconventional travel guide to three places in the former Soviet Union: the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, the Baikonur Cosmodrome and the Aral Sea"
    (tags:books peopleiknow )
  • ‘Designing the Post-Political City and the Insurgent Polis’: A Recorded Presentation by Erik Swyngedouw
    "Swyngedouw points to a climate of global consensus that has become pervasive over the past twenty years, effectively suppressing dissent and excluding most people from governance. He explains this consensus as limited to a select group (e.g., elite politicians, business leaders, NGOs, experts from a variety of fields) and perpetuated through "empty signifiers" like the sustainable/creative/world-class city. He argues that this consensus serves a "post-political" neoliberal order in which governments fail to address citizens' most basic needs in order to subsidize the financial sector and take on grandiose projects designed to attract global capital."
    (tags:cities pol social money )
  • Featured Quote: Susan Sontag on the Photographer as Flâneur
    "…photography first comes into its own as an extension of the eye of the middle-class flâneur, whose sensibility was so accurately charted by Baudelaire. The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes… "
    (tags:quote writing social )

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