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Aidan Quinlan’s “The Right to the Alley”

An excellent final project from my “Writing and Reading the City” course in the Comparative History of Ideas program at UW. Aidan is a graduating senior in English and is interested in architecture/urban design and critical theory. Advertisements

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How to teach from The Arcades Project(?)

If you’ve found this post looking for answers, I must apologize for I have none. What I do have is one two-hour session to draw on. First things first: I teach a class I designed called “Writing and Reading the … Continue reading

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Urban counter-hegemonies for transforming Madrid 1/2

A few weeks ago I bookmarked/shared this post…I finally had time to read it and do a quick translation and will do my best to get to the second half soon. Urban counter-hegemonies for transforming Madrid Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago (March 8, … Continue reading

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Why read a long dead French Marxist to think about land struggles today?

Originally posted on Politics Reconsidered:
By Stuart Elden and Adam David Morton Henri Lefebvre was a French Marxist sociologist and philosopher, whose date of birth is disputed, but was probably 1901, and whose long life came to an end in 1991. He is…

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Confrontation: Paris, 1968

I am going to show part of this in class tomorrow to help students get a sense of May 1968.

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Lefebvre and Poulantzas review essay

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
The new issue of Society and Space is out. Among the interesting papers is a review essay by Andrew Jonas of The Poulantzas Reader and the State, Space, World collection of Henri Lefebvre’s work that…

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Neil Brenner (ed.) Implosions/Explosions – forthcoming

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Jovis Verlag have a page up for Neil Brenner’s collection, Implosions/Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization. In 1970, Henri Lefebvre put forward the radical hypothesis of the complete urbanization of society, a circumstance that in…

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