manifest in the
architecture of the city and the imagery that adorns it, creating norms that are violent
towards those not included within such projects. Of course, amid urbantransformation
and the ensuing repercussions, such moves may, in turn, provoke people to resort to
violence, shaped by context-specific contingent factors.76 Here, not only do we see the
emergence of a logic of necropolitics but also the emergence of war machines as groups
seek to contest sovereign power.
Although Agamben argues that in bare life one has to accept this