Upcoming CTS Seminars

On Thursday, Bob Brown discussed positions (early Sennett, recent Koolhaas) which praise the potential of self-organised urbanism (e.g. favelas, slums…) and used John Carpenter’s “Escape from New York” as a lens for this critique. For Bob, autonomous diy urbanism, as the polar opposite of the top down modernist approach, is not a solution – a very interesting and engaging argument which questioned the romanticisation of poor communities ability to self-organise.

Bob’s was the first of a series of talks in 2013 as part of the Culture Theory Space Seminar Series:


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