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Critically evaluating the role of the Incredible Edible movement in the UK
Michael Hardman, Mags Adams, Melissa Barker, and Luke Beesley

nature of guerrilla gardening, in which the ‘thrill’ element is often the drive, perhaps alongside a passion for the community and to create more aesthetically pleasing spaces (McKay, 2011). Todmorden turns this on its head and shows the potential of guerrilla gardening; it is not merely small-​scale in nature but can spring into large, successful and sustainable initiatives. In Todmorden alone several interviewees quote that one third of residents are involved in the project, this equates to some 5,200 citizens according to the latest census of the town. The sheer

in Urban gardening and the struggle for social and spatial justice
Kelly Sullivan

immensity of water. Robinson describes Wittgenstein’s project in the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus as an effort to ‘draw a boundary in language’ that transcribes all which can be said, and leaves outside that boundary everything else. But Robinson goes on to say that, for the philosopher, ‘what mattered was exactly that which cannot be said’.17 Robinson writes of Wittgenstein as a model of intellectuality for him, and so it is no stretch to believe that his regard for Wittgenstein’s passions goes beyond mere intellectual history and cleaves close to what the latter

in Unfolding Irish landscapes
Matrixial gazing in Tim Robinson’s walk-art-text practice
Moynagh Sullivan

proposal for a ‘film with nobody in it’ (which did not proceed ‘because an actual film would be no advance’ on the proposal) depended ‘solely on our awareness of her past successes in embodying a bizarre range of passions … her non-appearance in The Bull’s Wall draws its strength from all her past appearances, her commitment to the art of immediacy, the ambiguities of the physical’.38 Robinson’s account here echoes Ettinger’s theory of the ‘matrixial objet a’, in which she explains: Being shared, the flickering of the matrixial gaze for one partial subject is not its

in Unfolding Irish landscapes
Marcos P. Dias

’ (Dixon, 2007 : 54). The futurists’ legacy was marred by their totalitarian ideology and nihilistic bravado fuelled by their passion and enthusiasm for mechanical machines. In The Futurist Manifesto (1909), Futurist founder Marinetti (in Apollonio, 2009 : 23) envisioned a society that embraced the machine’s potential of renewal through destruction: ‘Art, in fact, can be nothing but violence, cruelty, and injustice.’ Yet this was not the de facto position of other avant-garde art movements at the time. Deleuze and Guattari (in Raunig, 2007 : 22) contrast the

in The machinic city
Marcos P. Dias

, distort, and modify the meaning or the elements they are supposed to carry’ (Latour, 2005 : 39). These roles are interchangeable, as Latour illustrates by providing two different scenarios for two distinct actants (namely a computer and a conversation): A properly functioning computer could be taken as a good case of a complicated intermediary while a banal conversation may become a terribly complex chain of mediators where passions, opinions, and attitudes bifurcate at every turn. But if it breaks down, a computer may turn into a horrendously complex mediator

in The machinic city
Chiara Certomà, Martin Sondermann, and Susan Noori

, 3 4 Urban gardening and the struggle for justice which argues that a consensus orientation encourages less active participation in democratic decision-​making. It is rather the ‘power of dissent’ that vivifies democracy by ‘allowing for passions to be mobilised politically within the spectrum of the democratic process’ (Mouffe, 2005: 24). Hence the existence of alternative perspectives on the substantive meaning of social justice (and ways of achieving it) is one of the most important matters of dissent in modern democracies.Whatever definition of justice one

in Urban gardening and the struggle for social and spatial justice
Małgorzata Jakimów

for withholding his salary. This experience, he admits, drove him to take the ‘amateur path of a law defender for the migrant workers’ group’ (the so-called ‘barefoot lawyer’). 6 I met Mr Xie in 2012 during my fieldwork in Beijing; he appeared an energetic and strong-minded man with a great deal of passion for the organisation, and an even greater amount of anger. The insurmountably close links between businesses and the government, and his own experience of establishing an NGO

in China’s citizenship challenge
Luiz Eduardo Soares

. In any acute crisis situation, it is natural to lean towards punitive measures. At times such as these, demagogic leaders tend to ride the tide of passion and try to connect the energy that is created with a rhetoric of greater punishment. After rebellion, the catastrophic policing and prison routines return. Nothing changes. The legal system continues to be intransigent, and the government returns to its traditional stances, with few exceptions. The Justice Department does not contemplate any change. This gloomy scenario is not limited to the volume of murders

in Urban transformations and public health in the emergent city