19 maj 2018

Lepota anarhizma: relacijska geografija in politika nastajanja

Lepota anarhizma: relacijska geografija in politika nastajanja

Sreda, 23. maj 2018 ob 20ih

V sredo ob osmih gostimo kanadskega anarhističnega geografa Simona Springerja, ki bo v predavanju z naslovom Lepota anarhizma: relacijska geografija in politika nastajanja odprl političnost koncepta lepote, boja proti avtoriteti in premišljal geografijo, ki se poskuša skozi anarhizem znebiti svoje kolonialne, rasistične in seksistične podstati. Spoznali bomo tudi koncept univerzalne geografije. Dogodek bo potekal v angleščini!

Beautiful Anarchism: Relational Geography and the Politics of Becoming

Let us become beautiful ourselves, and let our life be beautiful!
  - Élisée Reclus

Anarchism is a beautiful enabler. As a political praxis it allows us to embrace our capacity for living now and doing for ourselves in this moment what we would otherwise leave to authority. Strength is to be found not in what is dreamed possible but as an illumination of the powerful beauty we collectively represent. Anarchism insists upon the development of new relationships with our world and, crucially, with each other. Recognizing such connection implies a relational geography as an aesthetic realization that we all matter, that we are all part of the beauty of immanence. Within this recognition of our capacity for the beautiful comes the seed of something new, nourished by the possibilities of our desire for a better world. A relational geography is consequently a way to try to make sense of a world that is infinitely complex and in an ever-changing process of becoming. Geography’s recent reengagement with anarchism brings us closer to the possibility of shaking off the chains that fetter us to statist, capitalist, racist, sexist, and imperialist ideas by maintaining that our greatest resource is our bonds to one another. In anarchist geographer Élisée Reclus’s notion of ‘universal geography’ we see an early iteration of such a politics of possibility, which looks to connection, or relationality, as its impetus. For Reclus, all people should share the Earth as siblings by expanding our circle of empathy and reorganizing the landscapes of power though strengthened bonds of solidarity. So rather than simply always becoming, for anarchists, geography is about becoming beautiful.


Simon Springer se s temami, ki jih bo naslovil tudi v sredinem večeru, sicer ukvarja tudi v knjigah  The Anarchist Roots of Geography: Towards Spatial Emancipation (University of Minnesota Press, 2016), The Discourse of Neoliberalism: An Anatomy of a Powerful Idea (Rowman & Littlefield), Violent Neoliberalism: Development, Discourse and Dispossession in Cambodia (Palgrave Macmillan), and Cambodia’s Neoliberal Order: Violence, Authoritarianism, and the Contestation of Public Space (Routledge).

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