Category Archives: Neil Brenner

Stuart Elden and Todd Reisz opening lectures to ‘Identity, Sovereignty, and Global Politics in the Building of Baghdad’ conference

This is the video of the opening keynote session of the ‘Identity, Sovereignty, and Global Politics in the Building of Baghdad’ conference, which includes my lecture ‘Crises of Territorial Integrity: Iraq and Nigeria’. My talk is from 11.50-38 minutes – … Continue reading

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Upcoming talks – Harvard, Groningen, Basel

I have three visiting lectures coming up over the next couple of months. In mid-September, I’ll be speaking at a conference on ‘Identity, Sovereignty, and Global Politics in the Building of Baghdad: From Revolution through the Gulf War and Beyond‘ at … Continue reading

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Urban theory without an outside: Neil Brenner

Originally posted on the anthropo.scene:
stuartelden:This has been online for a few weeks, but now made time to watch it – a very helpful lecture by Neil Brenner outlining the work of the Harvard Urban Theory Lab and his edited collection Implosions/Explosions. This, and other … Continue reading

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Books received (2 of 4)

Henry Reynolds, The Law of the Land (a gift from Jean Hillier – a good starting point for the issue of indigenous land rights in Australia, read on the plane home) Nikos Papastergiadis, Ambient Perspectives Nikos Papastergiadis, Cornelius Castoriadis – this and the … Continue reading

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Urban Theory Lab at Harvard’s GSD – new website

Neil Brenner’s Urban Theory Lab at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design has a really good new website. Among other things there is “Introducing the Urban Theory Lab” – a kind of manifesto and mission statement; links to various projects and … Continue reading

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Books I’m looking forward to in 2014

Some of the books I’m looking forward to this year include Henri Lefebvre, Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment (edited by Łukasz Stanek and previously unpublished in any language); Neil Brenner’s epic edited collection Implosions/Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization; Mick Dillon’s Biopolitics of Security in the 21st … Continue reading

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Neil Brenner (ed.) Implosions/Explosions – sample pages available

Sample pages for Neil Brenner’s collection, Implosions/Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization are now available on the publisher’s website. In 1970, Henri Lefebvre put forward the radical hypothesis of the complete urbanization of society, a circumstance that in his view required … Continue reading

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