Public Space Unbound : Urban Emancipation and the Post-Political Condition, Hardback Book

Public Space Unbound : Urban Emancipation and the Post-Political Condition Hardback

Edited by Sabine Knierbein, Tihomir Viderman


Through an exploration of emancipation in recent processes of capitalist urbanization, this book argues the political is enacted through the everyday practices of publics producing space.

This suggests democracy is a spatial practice rather than an abstract professional field organized by institutions, politicians and movements. Public Space Unbound brings together a cross-disciplinary group of scholars to examine spaces, conditions and circumstances in which emancipatory practices impact the everyday life of citizens.

We ask: How do emancipatory practices relate with public space under `post-political conditions'?

In a time when democracy, solidarity and utopias are in crisis, we argue that productive emancipatory claims already exist in the lived space of everyday life rather than in the expectation of urban revolution and future progress.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 292 pages, 10 Line drawings, black and white; 43 Halftones, black and white; 5 Tables, black and whi
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: City & town planning - architectural aspects
  • ISBN: 9781138213098



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