Un altro (pezzo di) mondo è possibile. Secessione e concentrazione

Mirko Alagna


In this contribution I will analyze in which way and what forms the aspiration to another world has survived the Twentieth Century. In my opinion, the accent should not be placed on the dichotomy possible/impossible, but on the conditions of possibility: in which way, at what price, with what instruments it is considered possible to build another world? I will argue that this aspiration now presents itself in non-universalistic forms: it is no longer a matter of building another possible world, but several pieces of the world. This implies a partial depoliticization of the dream of other possible worlds: politics is no longer considered - and can no longer be considered - the principal or indispensable tool for changing the world. It is not (only) a question of his perceived powerlessness in the face of other forces; far more profoundly, politics is cumbersome, because it carries with it two universalistic tendencies: politics is to rule everyone on everything. Exactly what we do not want (and cannot) to do anymore.




Secession; Concentration; Superdiversity; Politics; Commons

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/cambio-22897

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