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Book review: Henri Lefebvre on Space – Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of theory

Ɫukacz Stanek. Henri Lefebvre on Space. Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory. 2011. Minneapolis, London. University of Minnesota Press. 369 pp. ISBN 978-0-8166-6617-1 Reviewed by Christopher Knoll (Cultural Studies), Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt ____________________________ […] to think of space as a whole means to keep it open to everybody. (Stanek: 137) Ɫukacz Stanek‘s book […]

Eurozine on the City

Noteworthy articles on cities, the urban commons and sustainability, Georg Franck Die urbane Allmende and an issue on Central Europe’s urban identity from Eurozine, an online selection from several European magazines. Franck argues for a new urbanism that focuses on the middle ground of sustainable, compact neighbourhoods rather than focusing only on architecture as individual […]

Ecological Urbanism

Mohsen Mostafavi and Gareth Doherty, eds. Ecological Urbanism. 2010. Baden, Switzerland: Lars Müller Publishers. 665 pp. ISBN 978-3-0377818-9-0. Review Essay by Jim Morrow Ecological Urbanism is, literally and figuratively, a thick text that merges traditional academic articles with media and design to lay-out the foundation for a new, ecologic approach to urban planning. Its purpose, […]

Home Making (1)

Being at home is often understood as a matter of identification. It happens when you recognize a place of dwelling as the place where you belong: a habitat, so to speak, where one feels comfortable. I am writing a paper at the moment where I want to link the practice of home making to thge […]