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The spaces of ‘the people’: Exploring the geographies of affective communities

Paolo Cossarini (Aalborg University)

17 de may de 2022, 14h30
Sala 1, CES | Alta

Moderadora: Maria Elena Indelicato (CES)


In this talk I explore the connections between the spatial, the visual, and the affective dimensions of populism. How is the relationship between ‘the people’ and their spaces to be conceived? How is ‘the people’ visually represented? What affective dynamics are put in place by populism? Linking these three questions, I explore the different geo-graphical and affective imaginaries of different forms of populism, providing insights from a variety of European cases.

Bio note

Paolo Cossarini is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Culture and Learning, Aalborg University (Denmark). He has co-edited ‘Populism and Passions. Democratic Legitimacy after Austerity’ (Routledge 2019), and ‘The Impact of Populism on the European Institutions and Civil Society. Discourses, Practices, and Policies’ (Palgrave Macmillan 2021).

The UNPOP project is coordenated by Cristiano Gianolla e Lisete Mónico and institutionally hosted by the Centre for Social Studies and CINEICC - Research Centre in Neuropsychology and Cognitive-Behavioural Intervention - of the University of Coimbra, and financed by the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. (PTDC/CPO-CPO/3850/2020)