Category Archives: urban/urbanisation

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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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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