Category Archives: urban/urbanisation

Gordon Douglas, The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism, forthcoming from OUP

Gordon Douglas, The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism – forthcoming from OUP in early 2018. When cash-strapped local governments fail to provide adequate services, and planning policies prioritize economic development over community needs, how do concerned citizens … Continue reading

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Building Ruptures, Architectural History Symposium and Exhibition, UCL 27 Oct 2017

Later this month I’ll be speaking at Building Ruptures, an Architectural History Symposium and Exhibition, at the Bartlett School of University College London, 27 October 2017. Please join the MA Architectural History 2016/17 cohort for Building Ruptures, a symposium, exhibition … Continue reading

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Mustafa Dikeç, Urban Rage: The Revolt of the Excluded forthcoming with Yale University Press.

Mustafa Dikeç, Urban Rage: The Revolt of the Excluded forthcoming with Yale University Press. A timely and incisive examination of contemporary urban unrest that explains why riots will continue until citizens are equally treated and politically included In the past few … 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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The Guardian on ‘the insidious creep of pseudo-public space in London’

The Guardian has an interesting and disturbing feature on ‘the insidious creep of pseudo-public space in London‘; along with a commentary by Bradley L. Garrett. The map itself is here.  

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Eyal Weizman, Vertical Apartheid in Israel-Palestine – new preface (open access) to Hollow Land

Eyal Weizman, ‘Vertical Apartheid in Israel-Palestine‘ a new preface (open access) to the re-edition of his classic Hollow Land.

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Resurrecting the Forgotten Bike Highways of 1930s Britain in Atlas Obscura

Sarah Laskow, Resurrecting the Forgotten Bike Highways of 1930s Britain in Atlas Obscura In the 1930s, Britain’s Ministry of Transport built an extensive network of bike highways around the country—at least 280 miles of paved, protected infrastructure dedicated to cyclists alone. … Continue reading

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Farge and Foucault, Disorderly Families reviewed in the TLS (and discussed in podcast)

Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault, Disorderly Families: Infamous letters from the Bastille archives (edited by Nancy Luxon, translated by Thomas Scott-Railton) reviewed in the TLS: ‘Would you mind imprisoning my wife?‘ by Biancamaria Fontana. Update: it is also discussed in this TLS … Continue reading

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Alexander Vasudevan, The Autonomous City: A History of Urban Squatting – Verso

Alexander Vasudevan, The Autonomous City: A History of Urban Squatting forthcoming with Verso in April. A radical history of squatting and the struggle for the right to remake the city The Autonomous City is the first popular history of squatting as practised … Continue reading

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Visiting scholar, ACCESS Europe, University of Amsterdam

I’ll be spending several weeks between April and June 2017 as a visiting scholar at ACCESS Europe at the University of Amsterdam. ACCESS is the Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies. While there I will be giving a public lecture, leading a PhD reading seminar on … Continue reading

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