‘Disruptive Muzak’: Experimental music as Interruption

By George Burdon Whilst studying for the ‘Affect, Technology & Biopolitics’ course of the MSc Society & Space programme, I was struck with how readily some of its themes could relate to my interest in music. Theorists such as Jane Bennett, Gilles Deleuze and Gilbert Simondon provide angles for studying how bodies and subjectivities emergeContinue reading “‘Disruptive Muzak’: Experimental music as Interruption”

Decolonising the human geography curriculum: two units for the MSc in Society and Space in 2017-18

The significant energies towards decolonising the curriculum in higher education are making themselves felt in ever more persistent and exciting ways at the University of Bristol. In the first instance, several reading and discussion groups focused on the coloniality of our university curriculum  have sprung up amongst student and academic groups. One, run by UniversityContinue reading “Decolonising the human geography curriculum: two units for the MSc in Society and Space in 2017-18”

Brexit… Trump… What would Spinoza do?

By Harry Bregazzi The MSc Society and Space programme has a strong emphasis on philosophy, which students apply to their analyses and understandings of society and the world. One philosopher who has remained particularly influential for me is Benedict de Spinoza. The following is a reflection, through the framework of Spinoza’s Ethics, on the politicalContinue reading “Brexit… Trump… What would Spinoza do?”