Thinking with Rancière: the dissensual politics of Extinction Rebellion

By Alex Scott This short piece centres on themes explored in a current research project which explores to what extent the Extinction Rebellion social movement can be conceived as what Jacques Rancière calls an ‘properly political moment’. The blog post will briefly summarise some of Rancière’s key ideas before considering how useful a Rancièrian framingContinue reading “Thinking with Rancière: the dissensual politics of Extinction Rebellion”

Bees: An Opportunity for Recognising Abstractions and Hearing the Non-Human

By Robert Marns Image: “Experimental visualisation of floral electric field using electrostatic dusting” (Clarke and Roberts, 2017) What silliness to judge insects – so ancient, so diverse, so accomplishes, so successful, so beautiful, so astonishing, so mysterious, so unknown – by criteria they can never meet and about which they could not care! What sillinessContinue reading “Bees: An Opportunity for Recognising Abstractions and Hearing the Non-Human”

Sinking Islands and the Loss of Origin in the Anthropocene

By Warefta Murshed In this blog, I attempt to weave together some of the conceptual themes I’m exploring in my dissertation by examining the challenges that the island nation of Kiribati faces at the forefront of climate change. Climate change is perhaps the most visceral manifestation of the Anthropocene, confronting Kiribati with the very realityContinue reading “Sinking Islands and the Loss of Origin in the Anthropocene”