Category Archives: urban/urbanisation

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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Eyal Weizman video interview on ‘Forensic Architecture – Investigating the Blueprint of War Crimes’ on Russia Today

Eyal Weizman video interview on ‘Forensic Architecture – Investigating the Blueprint of War Crimes’ on Russia Today. A fascinating discussion of what his Goldsmiths research agency Forensic Architecture does, and a robust response to hostile questioning. Eyal writes: A few … 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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Henri Lefebvre, Marxist Thought and the City published and 30% discount code

Henri Lefebvre, Marxist Thought and the City, translated by Robert Bonnano and with a brief preface by me has been published by University of Minnesota Press. It is available in cloth and paperback editions, and can be ordered with a 30% discount … Continue reading

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Urban Environments Research Network website now live

The Urban Environments Research Network website is now live: Cities are made from stone and glass, concrete and brick. City streets present a succession of shapes, signs and populations. As an assemblage, the city’s built qualities are the most readily … Continue reading

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Saskia Sassen interviewed by Shamus Khan in Public Culture (requires subscription)

Saskia Sassen interviewed by Shamus Khan in Public Culture (requires subscription) Shamus Khan talks with Saskia Sassen about some of her most influential book projects, from The Mobility of Labor and Capital and The Global City to her recent publication, Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in … Continue reading

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Stephen Graham, Vertical – forthcoming with Verso/Penguin

Stephen Graham’s new book, Vertical: The City from Sateillites to Bunkers, is forthcoming with Verso/Penguin-Random House. From the penthouse to the sewers—the political geography of the vertical city Vertical is a brilliant re-imagining of the world we live in. Today we … Continue reading

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Urban Cultural Studies: Call for abstracts – AAG in Boston April 5-9, 2017

Urban Cultural Studies: Call for abstracts – AAG in Boston April 5-9, 2017   The AAG session on Urban Cultural Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to the culture(s) of cities. In recent years, cities have been increasingly at the forefront of … Continue reading

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‘Production of Inequalities: Realities and Prospects for Change in Jerusalem’, Centre for Jerusalem Studies, Al-Quds University, 3-5 December 2016

Production of Inequalities: Realities and Prospects for Change in Jerusalem Centre for Jerusalem Studies, Al-Quds University 2016 Call for Abstracts With the benevolent grant from the Ghussein Fund, Al-Quds University through the Centre for Jerusalem Studies, in partnership with the Philosophy, … 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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