Allegra is also calling for weird ‘STUFF’ for the ALLEGRA Virtual Museum of Obscure Fieldwork Artefacts (AVMoFA)! Join ALLEGRA in our search for the most extravagant fieldwork artefacts to be displayed at the AVMoFA – the only one of its kind in the WORLD!
Allegra is an online experiment to fill the ‘Dead Space’ that exists between societal discussions ongoing today and the eventual scholarly publications appearing in a few years. Allegra features texts, suggestions, and proposals for collaboration that pushes academics to rethink the borders of conventional academic boxes. It encourages and facilitates exchanges across disciplines and between scholars and artists. It promotes innovative approaches to the dissemination of knowledge by using the full range of existing online technologies (videos, live streams, slide shows, sound clouds) in order to rethink the formats under which scientific knowledge is presented to the world.
Allegra seeks to trigger discussions that push the boundaries of scholarly representations of ‘the law’ in the broadest sense. In addition to viewing the law as a site of normative engagement, Allegra contributors strive to examine its knowledge practices, authority claims, notions of subjectivity and agency. Jointly, we see these features as summarising central elements of the contemporary era as a whole. Indeed, we envision the ‘law’ as a privileged entry point into ‘modernity’ under its various manifestations, such as (among others): the increasing place of technologies in everyday life, the pervasive role of measurements tools such as indicators and assessment exercises, the ubiquitous spread of expertise and audit culture.
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