Book Presentation | Liquid Power

  • 15 Mar 2019
  • 15:00 – 17:30
  • Westvest 7, 2611 AX Delft
Western Europe

IHE Delft, Library Reading Room

Every political project is also an environmental project, and every environmental project is deeply inserted in specific political projects. This is only one of the many strong ideas proposed by Erik Swyngedouw in his book Liquid Power, which can be seen as a generative and provocative intervention in the reconceptualisation of the multiple relationships between nature, society, and power.

Liquid Power: Contested Hydro-Modernities

in Twentieth-Century Spain.

Cambridge: MIT Press. 2015.

By Erik Swyngedouw

Through a detailed and careful historical argument, the books demonstrates how Society and Nature are always deeply entangled and should not be analysed through transcendental binaries that separate nature from society.  

If you are interested in learning, discussing, and thinking about how socio-physical transformations unfold through myriad of interrelated social power relations and dynamics, please join us to discuss with the author about this and other political implications implied in this book.   

Pieter van der Zaag and Hermen Smit, both from IHE Delft, will act as discussants. 

If you are interested in participating of this event please write an email to Cristobal Bonelli 

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