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264 16.) Rick Cowan and Douglas Century, Takedown. The Fall of the Last Mafia Empire (New York: Berkley Books 2002), p. 14. 17.) Op. cit., Heather Rogers, pp. 183-186. 18.) Ibid., Heather Rogers, pp. 184-188. 19.) The “Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements and their Disposal” is an international treaty signed by 172 parties on March 22, 1989 in Basel, Switzerland and effective as of May 5, 1992. 20.) See Georges Bataille La part maudite (1967), translated into English by Robert Hurley as The Accursed Share . An Essay on General Economy (New York: Urzone, Inc. 1988), “The Meaning of General Economy” and “Laws of General Economy,” pp. 19-41. 21.) See Allan Stoekl, Bataille’s Peak (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 2007), Chapter 5, “Orgiastic Recycling,” pp. 115-149. 22.) Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Mille Plateaux (1980), translated into English by Brian Massumi as A Thousand Plateaus. Capitalism and Schizophrenia (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 1987), Chapter 11, “1837: Of the Refrain,” pp. 310-350. 23.) Italo Calvino, Le città invisibili (1972), translated into English by William Weaver as Invisible Cities (San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers 1974), p. 115. 24.) Ibid., p. 114. About the authors: Marc Angélil is Professor and Dean at the Department of Architecture of the ETH Zurich. His research at the Institute of Urban Design of the Network City and Landscape (NSL) addresses developments of large metropolitan regions. He is the author of several books, including Deviations on methods of teaching and Indizien on the political economy of contemporary urban ter- ritories. Marc Angélil has been a member of the Management Board and of the Technical Competence Center (TCC) of the Holcim Foundation since their inception 2004. Cary Siress is an architect and a tenured faculty member in Architecture and Theory at the School of Arts, Culture, and Environment of The University of Edinburgh and Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Nanjing in China. He is the founding editor of the new journal Architecture & . Following graduate studies at Columbia University in New York, he was involved in teaching and research at the ETH Zurich, where he completed his PhD. Marc Angélil and Cary Siress