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Tangling a bi-oceanic corridor

4272 2848 Alberto Valz Gris

In this short essay I want to accept this invitation and initiate a reflection from an excentric site, ‘following things’ across multiple sites (Cook, 2004) along the Chilean-Argentinian section of a bi-oceanic corridor hosting the first stretch of a li-ion supply chain. Li-ion batteries are an indicative, globally diffused product…

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A Logistical Insight on Hong Kong Mobilizations. Interview with Laikwan Pang

4096 2304 Maurilio Pirone

First, I would like to ask you to sum up which are the main points of friction between the Hongkongers and the government of the Chief Executive Carrie Lam? There are many levels and the most prominent is the police violence. A lot of protesters had physical experience of police…

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Gendering logistics: Subjectivities, biopolitics and extraction in supply chains

640 426 Irene Peano

In the domain of critical logistical studies, now a burgeoning field, the analysis of gender relations is largely neglected, being a rare occurrence in scholarly as much as in political, activist and militant reflections. One explanation for this might lie in the fact that logistics, as some analysts contend, is…

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Investigating the Frontiers of Capitalism. An Introduction to Into the Black Box Collective Research

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Here we publish an introduction to the collective research of Into the Black Box we presented at last Historical Materialism Conference. In fact, the 7th of November we participated to a panel on workers’ inquiry with Notes From Below, Viewpoint Mag and Plateforme d’Enquêtes Militantes. The goal of this meeting was…

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De Stavola – A New Platform Union. The Case of Rappi in Mexico City

640 427 Into the Black Box

Here the second video of Into the Black Box session at RC21 conference “In and Beyond the City” RC21 Conference 18-21 September, Delhi Roundtable The Global Challenges of Platform Economy: A Trans-Urban Perspective Federico De Stavola – A New Platform Union. The Case of Rappi in Mexico City   The platforms,…

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Experiencing the City. Spring School on Critical Theories and Visual Methods

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The city is more and more one of the main concepts of contemporary critical theory. Nevertheless, the very possibility to define what a city is remains at stake of contemporary theoretical, empirical and even political debates. The “academic babel” of contemporary urban studies is marked by a proliferation of approaches,…

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