Foucault News

News and resources on French thinker Michel Foucault (1926-1984)

Dominique Lecourt, author of the classics of Marxist philosophy of science Marxism and Epistemology Bachelard, Canguilhem, Foucault and Proletarian Science?, among many others, died in Paris on 1 May 2022. Here, Roger-Pol Droit remembers his life and work. Also included [on the Verso page] is a newly translated essay of Lecourt’s on Foucault’s The Archaeology …

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Kate Wagner, Remembering Ricardo Bofill, Architect of Otherworldly Social Housing, Curbed, 28 Jnuary 2022 His buildings fill dystopic films, but function more like colorful utopias. […] For many people, their introduction to the work of Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill comes from the image of his grand social housing project, the monumental and colonnaded Espaces d’Abraxas, standing …

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Museum Thresholds The Design and Media of Arrival Edited By Ross Parry, Ruth Page, Alex Moseley. Routledge 2020. Copyright year 2018. Editor: I came across this volume doing a search on Richard Rogers, one of the two architect behind the Georges Pompidou centre in Paris, (the other was Renzo Piano). Richard Rogers has just died. …

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Sylvère Lotringer (1938–2021) Art Forum, November 10, 2021 Renowned French thinker Sylvère Lotringer, a lodestar in the twin galaxies of literary criticism and cultural theory, died on November 8 at the age of eighty-three following an illness. Beginning in the 1970s, Lotringer reshaped the American literary scene through the journal Semiotext(e), which he began publishing …

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Claire Devarrieux, Mort de l’éditeur Bruno Roy, maître de maison, Libération, publié le 20 septembre 2021 Le fondateur des éditions Fata Morgana est mort à 81 ans. Créée en 1966, son entreprise, loin des pratiques parisiennes, a publié Michel Foucault, Jonathan Littell ou Roger Gilbert-Lecomte. Il a publié Emmanuel Levinas et Michel Foucault, Henri Michaux, …

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L’historien français Marc Ferro est mort Par Philippe-Jean Catinchi, Le Monde, 22 avril 2021 Spécialiste du XXe siècle, de la Grande Guerre à Vichy et à la décolonisation, il a été pionnier dans l’utilisation des images comme source historique. Agé de 96 ans, il est décédé le 21 avril. Internationalement reconnu pour ses travaux sur …

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Christopher Ying, UC Berkeley professor emeritus Paul Rabinow dies at age 76, The Daily Californian, April 11, 2021 Paul Rabinow, UC Berkeley professor emeritus of anthropology and world-renowned anthropologist, died April 6 at the age of 76 in his Berkeley home. Rabinow spent about 41 years at UC Berkeley between 1978 to 2019, serving as …

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