Great talk, wish I could have been there. I really appreciate Mark Purcell’s vision of democracy which he derives from a coalescence of views, D&G, Lefebvre, and modern social movements in Spain. I think this also reads like an update on his newest text, which is also a beautiful and informative read. I’m excited to read more and begin to shape my vision of radical democracy informed in part by Purcell’s vision.
Sorry for the delay in posting new things. I have just returned from the Lisbon and the Deleuze Studies Conference, and Dublin and the AESOP/ACSP planning conference. Here is the text of my talk at the Deleuze Studies conference, arguing that D&G are basically democrats (understood the way I understand democracy), but that Lefebvre is an essential addition to D&G if we want to think space well.
For Urban Democracy
Deleuze and Guattari rarely use the word democracy. So it may seem strange at first that this paper argues that it is both possible and fruitful to read in their work a deep desire for democracy. When I say democracy, I don’t mean the liberal-democratic State with its elected representatives, parties, and laws. Rather I mean radical democracy, a democracy in which people directly manage their own affairs for themselves. Democracy as a form of life in which the…
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