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Towards a Digressive Society

This text constitutes the conclusion of Digressive Society, please check the link below for more information about the political philosophy book : http://bruchansky.name/digressive-society/. (pdf file also available) Projecting ourselves into the future, however well defined, is not enough to push us into deciding to take action. We need to be able to conceive of the path Continue reading Towards a Digressive Society

Shanghai World Expo: Chinese People and Queues

Shanghai World Expo: Chinese People and Queues

This post is the first of a series about my visit to the Shanghai World Expo 2010. I will start with a description of the crowd present at the Expo, more than 300 000 people per day! The pavilions and their exhibitions were only one aspect of the Expo; it was also a meeting place, Continue reading Shanghai World Expo: Chinese People and Queues

Welcome to My Place: Philosophical Paper on the Appropriation of Space

Part of: In this paper, I study some aspects of urban environment using the concept of non-place introduced by Marc Augé in 1995. I first define the concepts of space, place and non-place. I then explain why nomadism plays an important role in the way that we appropriate urban space. I discuss the role of narrative architects Continue reading Welcome to My Place: Philosophical Paper on the Appropriation of Space