Category Archives: Arquitectura y crítica

CfP: Los años CIAM en España. La otra Modernidad

Convocatoria para el envío de ponencias aquí.

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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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El Movimiento Moderno y el Derecho a la Ciudad | Vídeo de la ponencia en IX DOCOMOMO Ibérico

El pasado mes de noviembre se celebró el IX Congreso de DOCOMOMO Ibérico ‘Movimiento Moderno, Patrimonio Cultural y Sociedad’, en el que intervine como uno de los ponentes invitados de la segunda jornada, dedicada a la dimensión social de los … Continue reading

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Modernism and the Right to the City | Talk at DO.CO.MO.MO Conference

Next week I will be giving a keynote speech at the DO.CO.MO.MO. Conference (Iberian section) in San Sebastián. My talk is entitled ‘Modernism and the Right to the City’, which will strike many as contradictory, since Lefebvre’s notion synthesized his … Continue reading

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Gramsci and Foucault in Central Park | New article in Society and Space

My latest article, ‘Gramsci and Foucault in Central Park: Environmental hegemonies, pedagogical spaces and integral state formations’, is now available online on the early view webpage of Environment and Planning D: Society and Space (requires subscription). The piece draws on … Continue reading

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Martin Wagner and the politics of capitalist urbanization

It’s been almost a month since I arrived in Cambridge to conduct a research on the work of Martin Wagner at Harvard during his appointment as a professor at the Graduate School of Design. Wagner —an engineer and planner, head … Continue reading

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Waldheim | Landscape as Urbanism

Charles Waldheim presents his book Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory (Princeton University Press, forthcoming) at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The talk includes an interesting discussion about the discursive constitution of disciplines. Waldheim draws on Harvey’s notion of … Continue reading

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CfP The Architecture of Capital

Call for papers for an interesting panel in the next AAG meeting in San Francisco. More info here. ———————– The Architecture of Capital: Rethinking the Geographies of Design in a Planetary Moment AAG Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March 29-April 2, … Continue reading

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Back to the academic front…

Back in the trenches, getting ready for the new semester with two courses to teach, ‘Ciudad y Urbanismo’ —an introduction to the analysis of urban processes, related bog in Spanish here— and ‘Taller de Urbanismo’. The latter is a workshop … Continue reading

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Los más interesados en la conexión entre arquitectura y política tienen un excelente foro en la revista-web-blog Architecture_MPS, con una amplia colección de contenidos. La mayor parte de las aportaciones en la revista son foráneas pero me ha sorprendido encontrar … Continue reading

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