I am not sure why I didn’t think of writing this post before now; I get an email a week asking about it. In January 2013, Stephen and I did some work on dereliction in Dublin. We mapped the location of several dozen vacant sites and derelict buildings (and combinations of these) across north inner… More Update on dereliction in Dublin
The Inquirer bumped this piece so here it is. In the new online newspaper, Dublin Inquirer, Lorcan Sirr stated that the most serious problem ”with housing in Dublin…is this: at the state level, housing policy is dominated by an inappropriate and politically motivated rural ideology…” This ideology is made manifest by a constant drive for home ownership. This leads… More Retort to Lorcan Sirr’s housing article.
In Frames of War, Judith Butler makes an effort to get behind what it is about the use of the word “terrorism” that makes it so problematic. She cites extensively, in the essay entitled Non-Thinking and the Normative, from Talal Asad’s work on the abhorrence of the suicide bomber. She states: “We judge a world we… More Writing, a little at a time