Milano’s Central station was built in 1931 and you can really tell. I call it “fash nouveau.” The First Order aesthetics of the Frecciarossa kind of match tbh.

A beautiful urban pocket, the Sonnenallee S bahn stop in Berlin. Public transport infrastructure,
surrounded by poplars,
a slight curve in the rails so you glimpse the mixed-use street below. Place. 🥰

Passing by Frankfurt reminds me of Waterfront line: “... the valuation of a building’s historicity in today’s Belgrade begins with its future exchange value. A building is historically valuable only in its potential to invite the ahistoric glass and steel of finance capital.” 1/2

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Listening to Deborah Cowen’s brilliant talk on the imperial histories of the Canadian Pacific Railroad, links between settler colonialism, capitalism, labor exploitation - and infrastructure. Teaches us how necessary cooperative counter-infrastructures are as part of struggle - social reproduction, distribution, production.

The Defterdar Mosque in Belgrade, likely taken by I.V. Groman in 1876. Built on the former site of the Haci Piri Mosque, its restoration was funded by the Belgrade treasurer (defterdar) Ahmed effendi. The tavern "Proleće" is located on site today.

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Balkans, Baltics - what’s the difference? If these people didn’t decide life and death, politics, economy in the region, it would be funny.

Today prince Eugene returns as a symbol for the racist Identitarian movement of Austria. It formulates nostalgia for Habsburg 'European multiculturalism' against the non-EU Other. Balkanites looking to claim Europeanness through this should do well to remember Prince Eugene and past uses.

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The 1697 victory in Senta cemented Prince Eugene of Savoy as an important figure in imperial myth. It was followed by the sacking and burning of .

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