Burç Köstem is a PhD candidate in Communication Studies at McGill University. His doctoral research investigates the mutual production of reactionary sentiment and neoliberalism across the sites of urban construction, financial speculation, and social media platforms in Turkey. More broadly, he is interested in the politics of the built environment, the problem of waste and excess in urban economies, the politics of currency, theories of value and post-autonomist political thought.
By Burç Köstem, Marx & Philosophy
The wager of the book then, is that environmentalist movements need an alternative vision of limits that begins not from a premise of nature as scarce but rather as abundant, and of limitation not as enforced by outside conditions but rather adopted intentionally as an exercise of political autonomy.