Homeless subject – Seminar in DAB, UTS

Tuesday, 8 May, 2012 – @ UTS, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Building (DAB)

I will talk about:

“The more-than-human city of the homeless subject”

 The seminar will offer an introduction to a topological understanding of urban space, from both the theoretical and methodological points of view. The first part will be dedicated to introducing post-structuralist takes on space, briefly presenting relevant extracts from works by Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari. After a brief introduction on how this theoretical framework proves instrumental in the understanding of the contemporary urban, the presentation will then tackle a central question: how is human subjectivity produced in a more-than-human environment? To offer some answers, an account relating to the lives of homeless people in Turin, Italy will be presented. Highlighting the role of objects and codes in the making of homeless people’s subjectivity, the presentation will conclude with a methodological reflection.

More on my research on homelessness, here.

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