Space justice and the right to the city┬┤] | It will be this Thursday, in El Luzzy, starting at 8 pm |
This Thursday, October 10, Cartagena Piensa has as guest the philosopher and writer Antonio Campillo, who will be at the Josefina Soria del Luzzy Library, at 8:00 p.m., presenting his latest book 'A place in the world.
Space justice and the right to the city '(Editorial Catarata, 2019).
It will be presented by Patricia Reus, an architect.
In the words of Manuel Cruz, editor of Thought 21 "... At this step, we will end up converting what in the past were claims of minimums, into a program of maximums for the future. Indeed, aspire to make the world a hospitable place it has become, with the evolution of history, one of the last thinkable utopias. But we have arrived here, it should be made clear, not as a result of an illusion but a disappointment. Although it might be better to say as a result of Calamity An organized calamity should continue to be pointed out, which has used all kinds of resources achieved by mankind in its highest stage of development to exclude large sectors of the population. Thus, we have incorporated into our daily landscape the image of men, women and children wandering the planet, its deserts and its seas, as bodies in pain, in search of a place to land, in which to develop a
life project, however simple and modest.
But this claim, apparently so minimal, of a simple place in which to drop the body itself only shows its theoretical depth, its conceptual depth and its political ambition, when it is analyzed, as Campillo does in this book, in the light of the spatial turn that has taken place in recent decades in the most diverse fields of contemporary culture.
Perhaps the most disturbing thing about what happens to us today is not that, as the poet lamented, we must fight for the obvious, but that the struggle for the obvious has become the most revolutionary thing we are capable of thinking ... "
Antonio Campillo is a philosopher, sociologist and writer.
He is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Murcia.
He has been dean of his faculty, president of the Spanish Network of Philosophy, promoter of the Ibero-American Network of Philosophy, director of the Daimon magazine and researcher at the Michel Foucault Center in Paris and at the Institute of Philosophy of the CSIC.
His latest books: No man's land.
How to think (in) the global society (2015), World, we, me.
Cosmopolytic essays (2018) and The concept of love in Arendt (2019).
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena