An Athens yet to Come

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Abstract

The massive and ongoing influx of refugees to Athens that started in the beginning of the century would meet a radical change that occurred after the Olympic Games of 2004, producing the germ that would transform the Athenian urban ecologies: an absolute retreat to the private, understood not in financial or market terms but in terms of stratification and rigidification. Examined from that point of view, the urban unrests of the past decade can be approached as the gradual formation of a black hole: before the formation of molar fascist assemblages in the Athenian urban ecologies, there is the formation of infinite micro-fascists. The immense proliferation of micro-fascist subjectivities is no other than the emergence of infinite reactive subjects out of the Athenian urban ecologies and their technicities themselves. Precisely for this reason, any attempt to speak of an Athens yet-to-come should not involve the production of yet another narrative (of urban change, social justice or political emancipation) but rather the affirmative production of a futurity through the actual and virtual potentials of an environmental manipulation that occurs here-and-now while aiming at a not-here-and-not-yet.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeleuze and Guattari and Fascism
EditorsRosi Braidotti, Rick Dolphijn
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Chapter14
Pages285-301
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781399505253, 9781399505246
ISBN (Print)9781399505222
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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Keywords

  • Athens
  • Technicity
  • Simondon

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