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Roaches and restitution

“I don’t see what I’ve done so wrong that I can’t live like everyone else in the world, live in a house and have a house that I can call home.” – Sam (pseudonym) qtd in Besides one’s self: Homelessness felt and lived, by Catherine Robinson, p.93. Last night I was able to get a … Continue reading

#occupy / homelessness / reading / solidarities

#occupy/place

“We have heard of the ‘resignations from the American Dream’[14] that emerged as a part of the Occupy phenomenon, as well as the re-emergence of occupy infrastructures in the form of #OccupySandy in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.[15] Circulating throughout these examples are relations of disaffection and detachment, as well as the making of infrastructures … Continue reading

policing / reading

the police are everywhere confronted

“Among the institutions that stamp their imprint on the daily life of the population and on the climate of ‘problem’ neighbourhoods, special attention must be afforded to the police. As the ‘frontline’ agency and frowning face of the state directly turned down towards precarious and marginal categories, the police are everywhere confronted with a deep … Continue reading