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Towards a Political Urbanism

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Con el boom de ciudades como Doha, Dubai o Abu Dhabi como telón de fondo, este trabajo investiga la relación de ciertos desarrollos urbanos en Oriente Medio y del éxtasis de la arquitectura icónica con la politica y el concepto de lo político.

El estudio se presenta en varios formatos: 1/artículo publicado en la revista MONU-Magazine 2/ Ponencia presentada en el simposio "Architecture and the Political" en la Lebanese American University de Beirut 3/ Video documental.

Abstract

 

The critical studies of David Harvey and Neil Smith have largely showed how the hegemony of Neoliberalism have transformed the contemporary urban scenarios. The dominant tendency in liberal thought is characterized by a rationalist and individualist approach which forecloses acknowledging the nature of collective identities. This kind of liberalism is unable to adequately grasp the pluralistic nature of the social world and the conflicts it entails.

In her book On the Political, Chantal Mouffe argued that the postpolitical idea of a global/universal consensus is an antidemocratic view from the political perspective. What democracy needs is a healthy confrontation of ideas and discourses. How can we create the space in which pluralist democracy is possible? Urban space should not only integrate but promote the creation of political and social collective identities. They play a central role in societies and the task of democratic politics is not to overcome them through consensus but to construct them in a way that energizes the democratic confrontation. A Political Urbanism should combine all kind of differences and understand them as a value.

 

http://vimeo.com/36480526

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Adrià Carbonell Rabassa
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- Fecha Terminación: Noviembre 2011
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