The Regrettable Century

Changing the City, to Change Ourselves : A Discussion on the Right to the City

April 03, 2019 Season 1 Episode 19
The Regrettable Century
Changing the City, to Change Ourselves : A Discussion on the Right to the City
Chapters
The Regrettable Century
Changing the City, to Change Ourselves : A Discussion on the Right to the City
Apr 03, 2019 Season 1 Episode 19
Chris, Kevin, Jenny, and Jason
Wherein we discuss the idea of The Right to the City as conceived of by David Harvey and Henri Lefebvre
Show Notes

As a concept, as a slogan, as an expression of intent The Right to The City contains within it an opportunity for this generation to conceive of new methods of class struggle, of new models of class organization, and of the return of class power. It’s but one of many opportunities we have right now to advance a constructive, utopian, and revolutionary vision of the future. It’s about demystifying social relations where they are presently abstracted. It’s about no longer viewing  political activity as either pressuring politicians or becoming them. It’s about identifying what are presently hidden means of exerting our power as class to confront the class enemy, not just at work, but everywhere.

Henri Lefebvre and the Right to the City
http://faculty.washington.edu/mpurcell/jua_rtc.pdf 


Neoliberalism is a Political Project -- Harvey
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/07/david-harvey-neoliberalism-capitalism-labor-crisis-resistance/ 


The Right to the City -- Harvey
https://newleftreview.org/II/53/david-harvey-the-right-to-the-city 

PDF of Henri Lefebevre's Urban Revolution
https://thecharnelhouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Henri-Lefebvre-The-Urban-Revolution.pdf

Writings on Cities -- Lefebvre
https://thecharnelhouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Henri-Lefebvre-Writings-on-Cities.pdf

Critique of Urban Geography -- Debord
https://www.cddc.vt.edu/sionline/presitu/geography.html 

Why Psychogeography?
https://www.sayitwithpavingstones.org/news/2018/8/14/derive-0-why-psychogeography