Friday, February 10th: Connecting Concrete and Abstract: Conversations on Urban Revolution Inspired by Henri Lefebvre

The State and Everyday Life
Institute for Public Knowledge (20 Cooper Square, 5th Fl., Manhattan)

Guest Participants:

Stanley Aronowitz, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Urban
Education, CUNY Graduate Center.
Neil Brenner, Professor of Urban Theory, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Throughout spring 2012 the Institute for Public Knowledge and the Program in Metropolitan Studies at NYU are staging conversations between leading scholars of the state, space, and everyday life. Despite the transformations of the past 40 years, despite the difficulty of Lefebvre’s thought, these scholars demonstrate the renewed relevance of an analysis of urban revolution.

The conversations will be wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, like Lefebvre’s oeuvre itself. They will be participatory and open-ended, and particularly oriented toward scholars and activists with only a passing familiarity with Lefebvre’s work but a passion for understanding and engaging in radical change.

This event is co-sponsored by Program in Metropolitan Studies at NYU.