Urban Revolution Now: Henri Lefebvre in Social Research and Architecture

Urban Revolution Now: Henri Lefebvre in Social Research and Architecture


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409442929
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/28/2014
Edition description: 1
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Łukasz Stanek is a Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Manchester, UK; Christian Schmid is Professor of Sociology at the School of Architecture, ETH Zürich, Switzerland and Ákos Moravánszky is Professor of Architecture, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: theory, not method - thinking with Lefebvre, Christian Schmid, Łukasz Stanek and Ákos Moravánszky. Part I On Complete Urbanization: The trouble with Henri: urban research and the theory of the production of space, Christian Schmid; During the urban revolution - conjunctures on the streets of Dhaka, Elisa T. Bertuzzo; Where Lefebvre meets the East: urbanization in Hong Kong, Wing-Shing Tang; Henri Lefebvre and ’colonization’: from reinterpretation to research, Stefan Kipfer and Kanishka Goonewardena. Part II Contradictions of Abstract Space: Plan Puebla Panama: the violence of abstract space, Japhy Wilson; ’Greater Paris’: urbanization but no urbanity - how Lefebvre predicted our metropolitan future, Jean-Pierre Garnier; The production of urban competitiveness: modelling 22@Barcelona, Greig Charnock and Ramon Ribera-Fumaz; Reconstructing New Orleans and the right to the city, M. Christine Boyer. Part III Everyday Architectures: Ground exploration: producing everyday life at the South Bank, 1948-1951, Nick Beech; The space of the square: a Lefebvrean archaeology of Budapest, Ákos Moravánszky; The archi-texture of power: an inquiry into the spatial textures of post-socialist Sarajevo, Mejrema Zatri; For difference ’in and through’ São Paulo: the regressive-progressive method, Fraya Frehse. Part IV Urban Society and its Projects: Architectural project and the agency of representation: the case of Nowa Huta, Poland, Łukasz Stanek; The debate about Berlin Tempelhof Airport, or: a Lefebvrean critique of recent debates about affect in geography, Ulrich Best; Novi Beograd: reinventing Utopia, Ljiljana Blagojevi; Lefebvrean vaguenesses: going beyond diversion in the production of new spaces, Jan Lilliendahl Larsen. Index.

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