Ross Adams: Circulation and Sovereignty presentation at RIBA

by ytheory

If you’re in London next week I recommend a presentation by Ross Adams at RIBA on Tuesday, 17th April at 6pm. Ross always comes up with insightful  and critical perspectives on architecture, urbanism, biopolitics and their interwoven genealogies, some I’m looking forward to hearing his latest research. From the RIBA website:

“Ross Exo Adams will be presenting his research:Circulation and Sovereignty: a brief history on the politics of movement. His research offers a brief counter-history to the predominantly socio-economic understanding of urbanisation by analyzing the concept of circulation. He will trace this concept throughout Western history to ultimately show how ideas of circulation provided a crucial metaphor for the Absolute State, and played an intimate role in its structure of power, which in turn bequeathed to the nineteenth century the template for the birth of urbanisation itself.

Ross Exo Adams is a PhD candidate at the London Consortium and is examining circulation as a paradigm of urbanism and its relationship to the construction of liberal politics. In 2011 he was awarded the RIBA LKE Ozolins Studentship for this work. He currently teaches at the Architectural Association”

Also speaking is Nicholas Jewell, with what looks to be an interesting presentation on the subject of  ‘Bringing it back home: the Urbanisation of the British Shopping Mall as the West goes East’

Full details, including reservations, at:

See you there.