Connecting Concrete and Abstract: Historicizing Space
Institute for Public Knowledge (20 Cooper Square, 5th Fl., Manhattan)
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In the second session of “Connecting Concrete and Abstract: Conversations on Urban Revolution Inspired by Henri Lefebvre”, we discuss “Historicizing Space.”
Manu Goswami, Associate Professor of History, NYU
Kristin Ross, Professor of Comparative Literature, NYU
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.