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18:15 - 20:30 5 October 2011

Henri Lefebvre and Planetary Urbanization: A Guest Lecture by Andy Merrifield

Location

Ingold Auditorium | (link Map)
20 Gordon Street | WC1H 0AJ |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Andy Merrifield

In Le droit a la ville and La revolution urbaine Henri Lefebvre projected the urban trajectory of his day into the Sci-Fi imaginary of Isaac Asimov's remarkable Foundation saga. Lefebvre had already begun hinting at a new reality: not just of expanding cities, nor even of a new urban reality, but something vaster and more immense again: planetary urbanization.

Today, four decades on, Asimov's extraterrestrial universe seems closer than ever to home: planetary urbanization is creating a whole new spatial world (dis)order. But how to reclaim the shapeless, formless, and apparently boundless metropolis as a theoretical object and political object of progressive struggle?


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Dr Pushpa Arabindoo
+44 (0)20 7679 5512 | p.arabindoo@ucl.ac.uk


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