GLOBALISATION HAS changed the organisation of things and people in space and time radically. It has taken ‘space-time compression’, the true motor of the development of capitalism, to its extreme consequences, creating enormous infrastructures capable of making resources circulate from one part of the planet to another in a ridiculously short space of time.

According to the sociologist Manuel Castells, these processes have led to the distinction between a ‘space of places’ and a ‘space of flows’. The first is a continuous space, contained within well-defined boundaries, shaped by material and ...


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