Category Archives: Neil Brenner

The Right to the City: A Verso Report – free ebook

The Right to the City: A Verso Report – free ebook Special eBook collection on the most urgent question of our times: who is the city for? In 1968, the French Marxist philosopher Henri Lefebvre wrote “Le Droite a la Ville” … Continue reading

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“I have endeavoured to tidy up Sartre’s haphazard references…”

Jonathan Webber on one of the tasks of a translator or editor: “I have endeavoured to tidy up Sartre’s haphazard references, giving full bibliographical information, but this has not always been possible. I have not added references where Sartre gave … Continue reading

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Neil Brenner, Debating Planetary Urbanization: For an Engaged Pluralism – open access working paper

Neil Brenner, “Debating planetary urbanization: for an engaged pluralism,” Working Paper, Urban Theory Lab, Harvard GSD, Summer 2017. This essay reflects on recent debates around planetary urbanization, many of which have been articulated through strikingly dismissive caricatures of the core … Continue reading

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Books received – Brenner, Foucault, Macauley, Binswanger

Neil Brenner’s Critique of Urbanization, the translation of Foucault’s Mental Illness and Psychology (for the intro by Hubert Dreyfus); David Macauley’s Elemental Philosophy and Ludwig Binswanger’s Ausgewählte Werke. Neil kindly sent me a copy of his book, the Macauley was recompense for review work, and … Continue reading

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Neil Brenner, Critique of Urbanization: Selected Essays – now published

Neil Brenner, Critique of Urbanization: Selected Essays – now published by Birkhäuser Verlag. It’s a collection of largely previously published essays, but several were in hard-to-find places, and it has some new material. Urbanization is transforming the planet, within and … Continue reading

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Neil Brenner, Critique of Urbanization – forthcoming

Neil Brenner, Critique of Urbanization: Selected Essays – forthcoming in Bauwelt Fundamente series. Urbanization is transforming the planet, within and beyond cities, at all spatial scales. In this book, Neil Brenner mobilizes the tools of critical urban theory to deconstruct some … Continue reading

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Editing Henri Lefebvre’s Metaphilosophy – doing his endnotes properly

Over the last few weeks I’ve been editing the translation of Lefebvre’s Metaphilosophy for Verso. Despite a very fine translation by David Fernbach, this has still taken some work. First there are the linguistic complications of a three-way language dialogue – … Continue reading

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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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Operational Landscapes: Towards an Alternative Cartography of World Urbanization – Neil Brenner exhibition at University of Melbourne

The MSD Dean’s Lecture Series 2015 presents an exhibition by the Urban Theory Lab (directed by Neil Brenner): Operational Landscapes: Towards an Alternative Cartography of World Urbanization – Tuesday, 17 March 2015 – 9:00am to Friday, 3 April 2015 – 5:00pm, ALKF Gallery, University … Continue reading

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The most important academic books to me from 2014

A non-systematic, alphabetically ordered list of the academic books published this year I read and most liked – the photo is of some that were to hand. Louis Althusser, On the Reproduction of Capitalism (Verso) Ben Anderson, Encountering Affect: Capacities, Apparatuses, Conditions (Ashgate) Étienne Balibar, Equaliberty: … Continue reading

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