Monday, October 30, 2006

Critical Constellations -- Interlocals


I've recently become involved with a few other projects that I thought I would promote on this site. One is the Hong Kong based site, interlocals.net, a site which is attempting to connect english/non-english news on grassroots and inter-local issues in the region through original dialogues, stories and translations. It's only been up for a few months but is expanding quickly.

The other site is a blog for the institute for the study of democracy and social movements here in Seoul (where I am a visiting researcher), so far it is oriented towards promoting and circulation some of the wealth of english material produced each year by Korean academics and other intellectuals engaged with critical social movement issues. Unlike Interlocals, we're off to a slow start, but a start nonetheless, so please check us out. I've tentatively called the project critical constellations, as a mock-up description of what, to an extent, social movements are, constellations of multiple actors and expressions organized in often fluid networks, all striving to identify and inflect important social issues in a critical manner.

Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. I wish someone had the guts to overthrow North Korea so there could be one Korea.But then theres China to worry about otherwise it'd be done already
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