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Urban Biopower Stockholm and the Biopolitics of Creative Resistance

Authors: Hélène Frichot , Sara Vall

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The Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben has argued that the ‘camp’ concived as the paradoxical space of permanent exception designed to exclude the non-citizen has now entered the centre of the contemporary city, where every citizen risks being unmasked as a stranger, or perhaps a worker who has lost his or her working visa. The biopower that organizes the invisible city-camp does so through the administration of the lives and deaths of its population, through subtle shifts in the social atmospheres of belonging and exclusion, and through the ubiquitous use of electronic pass codes, which determine access to both physical sites as well as sites of information. This paper addresses key concepts of biopolitics, biopower, and also noopolitics in order to present collaboratively work undertaken by students in Critical Studies in Architecture at KTH Architecture, Stockholm..

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Frichot, H. & Vall, S., (2014) “Urban Biopower Stockholm and the Biopolitics of Creative Resistance”, field 6(1), 39–54.

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01 Nov 2014
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