Othon Alexandrakis and David Nugent discuss “Political Spatio-temporalities”

‘First I want to ask, when do people aggregate? Are we doing this all the time, on the fly; or do we aggregate in order to give cogent form and content to an event or state of affairs that exceeds the normative, or perhaps, when the normative becomes objectionable? I’m also interested in the idea that these aggregations give the event or situation direction, again, in the mind of the individual. Is this a way of talking about political emergence – a way of locating “the political”? Is this also a way of accounting for differentiation? I imagine the aggregates produced by each individual are unique, mobilized differently, and are linked to experience in different ways.’