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Against the State of Exception in Québec

Against the State of Exception in Québec

A speech delivered at the Vancouver ‘Rally in Solidarity with Quebec Students’ on the 100th day of student strike in Québec. On Thursday May 10th, during the morning rush hour in Montreal, a smoke bomb was set off in the underground subway system, causing its complete shutdown and barring commuters from entering for hours. Two...

Le quotidien

Texte paru dans EFE 24,  #1 Barrios_Quartiers (2010) Dans la culture populaire, le quartier de banlieue [suburb] a sans cesse été caractérisé comme la matérialisation du mondain, du banal et du familier. Alors que l’idée de banlieue peut contenir souvent implicitement des connotations de familiarité ou de lassitude, ce type de quartier a été fondamental...
Folkestone and the Artistic Buoy

Folkestone and the Artistic Buoy

The last decade has seen a  whirlwind of building initiatives catered to the ‘creative class’ and cumulating promises of regeneration through Richard’s Florida’s urban miracle cure. Through the instrumentalisation of culture towards economic development, the distinctions between agent and recipient of change can easily become blurred in the promise of a stabilised, creatively-influenced socio-economic ecosystem....