What does it mean to unite all these under the banner of “the uninhabitable”? What kind of thought does it make possible?

Today we would readily call “biopolitical” the rationale underpinning many of the spaces and experiences that Perec inventories. For these are sites of the management of species-life, sites that implement or express a modern logic of rationalization known to produce, as the condition and obverse of all in the world that is beautiful and comfortable (i.e., giving one a sense of security, identity, freedom, opportunity, growth, meaning), another shadowy realm: of control, calculation, extraction, classification, concentration, routinization, disposal, neglect.

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