(Specters) Jean-Baptiste Vidalou: Être Forêts

Jean-Baptiste Vidalou. Être Forêts. Habiter des Territoires en Lutte. Paris: La Découverte / ZONES, 2017. Territories in upheaval. Fighting territories. Resisting territories. The French expression en lutte can be translated into many nuances, and they all fit Jean-Baptiste Vidalou’s book Être Forêts, “to be forests”. While this title quite literally describes the main locus of interest,… Continue reading (Specters) Jean-Baptiste Vidalou: Être Forêts

Smart Territorialities

As extractive democracies become reality, classic definitions of the State as ‘an entity holding a monopoly of power over a defined population in a set territory’ unravel, as do the revolutionary imaginaries rooted in them. With worlds turning smart, political physics dismantling law, post-physiocrat populations replacing people, prosumers cannibalizing citizens, platforms undoing territories, everything changes.… Continue reading Smart Territorialities