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Neil Faulkner – A Radical History of the World (Pluto, 2018)

Neil Faulkner, A Radical History of the World (London: Pluto, 2018), was released last month. History is a weapon. The powerful have their version of events, the people have another. And if we understand how the past was forged, we … Continue reading

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Sonja Dümpelmann – Seeing Trees: A History of Street Trees in New York City and Berlin

Sonja Dümpelmann, Seeing Trees: A History of Street Trees in New York City and Berlin  — Yale University Press, forthcoming January 2019 A fascinating and beautifully illustrated volume that explains what street trees tell us about humanity’s changing relationship with … Continue reading

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[Re]Form: New Investigations in Urban Form (video)

Recordings of a recent multidisciplinary symposium on urbanization at Harvard GSD, including amongst others papers by Pier Vittorio Aureli, Colin McFarlane and Kees Christiaanse. There is an interesting exchange between Aureli and Neil Brenner at the end of panel 1, … Continue reading

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In memoriam: Fernando Roch

Como muchos lectores de este blog ya sabrán, hace tres semanas fallecía Fernando Roch Peña, catedrático emérito de la Escuela de Arquitectura de Madrid. Fernando fue una figura central en la formación de varias generaciones de urbanistas atraídos por una … Continue reading

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Interview with Stefan Kipfer – Gramsci as Geographer

Interview with Stefan Kipfer – Gramsci as Geographer in Historical Materialism (open access). Some interesting discussion of his relation to Lefebvre, among other themes. A French version of this interview was originally published at Your research interests include a … Continue reading

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New Militant Cinema | Giancarlo Buonfino’s Totem

In 1968 Giancarlo Buonfino and others created the ‘New Militant Cinema’ Collective in the wake of the explosion of workers’ and students’ struggles in Italy. As far as I know the only film Buonfino and the collective made was Totem … Continue reading

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Back to the blog

It has been almost six months since the last post on this blog  —  I had not realized that it had reached over 1,000 followers during this period, thank you all for reading! Besides the typically frantic teaching and management … Continue reading

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