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Talking to myself 1

Writing is too slow sometimes… But one of the ways I try to get a handle on my thoughts, at least since getting a smartphone last year, is to use the voice memo feature to make an audio recording. This … Continue reading

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Notes on Brenner’s “The urban age in question: towards a new epistemology of the urban”

Neil Brenner “The urban age in question: towards a new epistemology of the urban” 17 March 2015 Melbourne School of Design The University of Melbourne Talk in conjunction w/ exhibit, coming out of UTL and Harvard GSD’s grad students 7:45 … Continue reading

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Neil Brenner: “There is obviously a dialectic between concrete research and abstract theorization.”

This one line summarily expresses the ontological problem that I have with Critical Urban Theory. I am completely sympathetic to Brenner’s project of critically analyzing the presupposed “categories, interpretations, and cartographies” that animate urban research, but fail to understand how … Continue reading

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Neil Brenner Lecture @ Harvard GSD

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