Category Archives: Architecture

‘Martin Wagner in America’ | Out in Planning Perspectives

The final version of my article ‘Martin Wagner in America: planning and the political economy of capitalist urbanization’ has been published in Planning Perspectives (this alternative link provides temporary free access to the full paper). This is part of the … Continue reading

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Talk at the AA – Thanks and additional materials

I had a great time during the seminar last week at the AA, where I presented my recent research on planning’s role in the destruction of working-class centralities through several historical illustrations from Germany and the US. This is a … Continue reading

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Planning the dispossession of centrality | Talk at the AA

I’ll be giving a talk at the AA School of Architecture next week (March 1st, 6:30PM, more info here), in the context of the PhD programme coordinated by Maria S. Giudici and Pier Vittorio Aureli. As I mentioned in a … Continue reading

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Teresa Caldeira on street cultures and informal urbanisms

An interesting short interview with Teresa Caldeira via urbanNext, discussing the dangers and problems of architectural discourses aestheticizing so-called informal urbanisms and street cultures.

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The politics of architecture | Mouffe, Aureli, Whiting et al

Following up on the previous post, you can find below an interesting set of presentations about the politics of architecture by Chantal Mouffe, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Reinhold Martin, Ines Weizman and Sarah Whiting, and the ensuing discussion at the Architectural … Continue reading

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