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Henri Lefebvre on Space: A Lecture by Lukasz Stanek

April 11, 2016 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Wallenberg Hall: Building 160, Room 433A, Center for Spatial And Textual Analysis (CESTA)

Henri Lefebvre’s books on space published between 1968 (The Right to the City) and 1974 (The Production of Space) were among the most important inspirations for the spatial turn in the humanities and social theory.

In Henri Lefebvre on Space: Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory, Łukasz Stanek argues these books were written as an encounter between Lefebvre’s political imagination, his philosophical concepts, and two largely forgotten sources of his thinking about space: engagements with empirical research about everyday practices of dwelling in post-war France and critical exchanges with artists, architects, and planners.

Lefebvre was exposed to the Anglo-American world through the work of David Harvey and Edward Soja. Now Łukasz Stanek launches a type of new generational take on Lefebvre, one that is both more contextual and more speculative.

Event Co-Sponsor(s): 
CESTA, MODERN THOUGHT AND LITERATURE, DIVISION OF LITERATURES, CULTURES, AND LANGUAGES AND THE PROGRAM ON URBAN STUDIES
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dmfields@stanford.edu
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650-725-1731