Category Archives: urban/urbanisation

How to make our cities open and democratic – Bradley Garrett TEDx talk (video)

How to make our cities open and democratic – Bradley Garrett TEDxSouthamptonUniversity

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Machines of Urbanisation – new blog from Ross Exo Adams

Machines of Urbanisation – new blog from Ross Exo Adams. Ross is one of the most interesting urban theorists around, and this site has lots of his publications, conference papers and other pieces.

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Exercises in the history of ideas: an interview with Stuart Elden — Dale Leorke & Suneel Jethani

Dale Leorke & Suneel Jethani, “Exercises in the history of ideas: an interview with Stuart Elden“. The full version of this interview, which previously appeared in edited form on the Theory, Culture & Society website, is now available as an open-access … Continue reading

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Books received 3 – books from publishers or authors

Complementary copies from publishers or authors. Mark Salter’s Making Things International 1, Christopher Roth’s Let’s Split! – a guide to secessionist states; Oli Mould’s Urban Subversion and the Creative City; Hughes Lethierry’s Agir avec Henri Lefebvre and Shannon Mattern’s Deep Mapping the Media City. Thanks to … Continue reading

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David Kishik, The Manhattan Project – what would have happened had Walter Benjamin not died?

David Kishik, The Manhattan Project: A Theory of a City. In The Manhattan Project, David Kishik dares to imagine a Walter Benjamin who did not commit suicide in 1940, but managed instead to escape the Nazis to begin a long, solitary … Continue reading

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Talking to anthropologists, urbanists and architects about territory

While Foucault and Shakespeare are my focus for new material, I’ll be giving a few talks on territory – two in New York in the next two weeks, and then one back in London in the autumn: 21 May 2015, … Continue reading

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A map of Paris superimposed on London

A map of Paris superimposed on London, showing how small official Paris actually is… but then going on to show the proposed Metropole du Grand Paris, which will cover the whole urban region and is huge – the article has a good … Continue reading

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Steve Mentz (ed.) Oceanic New York – forthcoming from Punctum

Steve Mentz’s collection Oceanic New York is forthcoming from Punctum. This volume comprises a three-fold object, Book and Ocean and New York City. If this Book were Ocean, how would it feel between your fingers? Wet and slippery, just a bit … Continue reading

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Mapping the Age of Every Building in Manhattan

Mapping the Age of Every Building in Manhattan – Urban Layers tracks Manhattan’s rise, block by block, since 1765.

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Neil Brenner, The urban age in question: towards a new epistemology of the urban – University of Melbourne, 17 March 2015

Neil Brenner, “The urban age in question: towards a new epistemology of the urban”, University of Melbourne, 17 March 2015 – details and registration here. In what sense is the 21st century world urban? In this lecture, Neil Brenner critiques … Continue reading

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