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Seductive grief

Do you imagine grief to be garbed in grey and grave clothes? I imagine her to be speckled with bursts of unnameable colours and animal motifs, to be decked in sensuous membranous swirls of wealth, to be tattooed and embroidered with hieroglyphic secrets. I imagine she jumps, curls, unwinds, and throws her limbs here and …Continue Reading >>>

No escape

I have heard many people say that there is no solution to the Anthropocene. There’s no escape. But why do some thinker-practitioners take it as an article of faith that there is no turning back or averting the crisis in the Anthropocene? That we are beyond the point of no return? Can we not hope …Continue Reading >>>

Inclinations

In the book, “Inclinations: A Critique of Rectitude”, Adriana Cavarero makes the case that the old Western figure of man as upright in posture has moral and political significance. That is, she notices how this classical figuration of man as vertical and erect performs the imperatives of rectitude, and obscures the idea that we are …Continue Reading >>>

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Falling might very well be flying – without the tyranny of coordinates.