Why Is Everyone Talking About Biopolitics?

This article interrogates Foucault’s concept of biopolitics, the meddling of politics into the biological lives of citizens, and its resurgence during the corona pandemic. She argues that biopower has evolved and has been supplemented by the digital and spread along the channels of capital, rendering the phenomenon more widespread than its conceptual revival in times…

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Art and Activism (series) The Disappearing Playgrounds of Amsterdam

ART AND ACTIVISM  In this series, students from the Graduate School of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) explore the complex overlaps and conversations between art and activism. They seek to illustrate how artistic practices often speak to the urgency of protest and activism, and how activism intertwines with the demands of art. In…

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Art and Activism (series) Walking in Art

ART AND ACTIVISM  In this series, students from the Graduate School of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) explore the complex overlaps and conversations between art and activism. They seek to illustrate how artistic practices often speak to the urgency of protest and activism, and how activism intertwines with the demands of art. In…

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Art and Activism (series) Activism and Desire: The Affect in and Around Protests

ART AND ACTIVISM  In this series, students from the Graduate School of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) explore the complex overlaps and conversations between art and activism. They seek to illustrate how artistic practices often speak to the urgency of protest and activism, and how activism intertwines with the demands of art. In…

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The Queue

Although it is hard to say these days, I have an inkling that it is nearly morning. As if to prove my point, I see others around me rubbing their eyes, seemingly waking up as well. To relax my hunched shoulders, I lean with my body over my cart and yawn extravagantly, whilst making sure…

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