This blog is part of a project by Urban Subjects (Sabine Bitter, Jeff Derksen und Helmut Weber) in Cooperation with the Kunstraum Lüneburg at the Leuphana University Lüneburg and the Leuphana Arts Program.

Related Readings

Initial Reading List for the seminar in December at Leuphana Universität

Denisse Andrade Arevalo. “Autogestion: The Revolutionary Possibilities of New Economics”, Creative Destruction. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 20112: 45-53. [we will provide pdfs]

Liette Gilbert and Mustafa Dikec, “Right to the City: politics of citizenship”, Space. Difference. Everyday Life: Reading Henri Lefebvre. Eds. Kaniska Goonewardena, Stefan Kipfer, Richard Milgrom, Christian Schmid. London: Routledge, 2008: 250-263.

David Harvey, “The Right to the City”. International Journal of Urban and Regional Affairs 27.4 (December 2003): 939-941.

Henri Lefebvre, “Theoretical Problems of Autogestion”, State, Space, World: Selected Essays. Eds. Neil Brenner and Stuart Eldon. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota Press, 2009: 138-152. *

Henri Lefebvre, “The Right to the City”, Writing on Cities, Eds. Eleonore Kofman and Elizabeth Lebas. Oxford: Blackwell, 1996: 147-159.

Henri Lefebvre, “Autogestion”, The Explosion: Marxism and the French Upheaval, trans. Alfred Ehrenfeld. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1969. *

Tom McDonough, “Invisible Cities: Tom McDonough on Henri Lefebvre’s The Explosion. Artforum International (May 2008):

Margit Mayer, Social Movements in the (Post-) Neoliberal City. Civic City Cahier 1. London: Bedford Press, 2010. *

Andy Merrifield, “Henri Lefebvre, The Urban Revolution”, MetroMarxism: a Marxist tale of the city. New York: Routledge, 2002: 71-92. [we will provide pdfs]

Klaus Ronneberger, “Henri Lefebvre and the Question of Autogestion,” Autogestion, or Henri Lefebvre in New Belgrade. Eds. Urban Subjects. Vancouver: New York: Fillip/Sternberg, 2009: 89-116. [we can provide copies for the library and teaching copies]

Martha Rosler, “Culture Class: Art, Creativity, Urbanism: Part 1”, e-flux journal #21 (December 2010): 1-14.

Neil Smith, “Is Gentrification a Dirty Word?”, The New Urban Frontier: gentrification and the revanchist city. New York: Routledge, 1996: 30-50.

Neil Smith and Jeff Derksen, “Urban Regeneration: Gentrification as Global-Urban Strategy”, Stan Douglas: Every Building on 100 West Hastings. Vancouver: Pulp/Arsenal, 2002: 62-92.
Marina Sitrin, “Horizontalism and the Occupy Movement”, Dissent (Spring 2012):

Marina Sitrin, “Ruptures in Imagination: Horizontalism, Autogestion and Affective Politics in Argentina.” Policy & Practice: A Developmental Education Review 5 (Autumn 2005): 43-53. [we will provide pdfs]

Further Reading:

Practice Urban Subjects:
Jeff Derksen: “Approaching the Long Moment”, Momentarily: Learning from Mega- Events. Eds. Urban Subject, Bik Van der Pol Alissa Firth-Eagland. Vancouver: Western Front, 2011: 14 – 23.

Urban Subjects: “Dual Power: Autogestion in Gramoven.” Unpublished. [we will provide pdfs]

Practice Bitter Weber:
Bitter/Weber, “All Will Be Well: Religion-Industries”, The Culture of Global Prayers. Berlin: Metrozones, 2012 (forthcoming) [we will provide pdfs]

Bitter Weber: “Living Megastructures”, Wahlfach 1, Megastructure: HCU, HafenCity University Hamburg, 2012 (forthcoming) [we will provide pdfs]

Reinhard Braun, “Visual Exercises”, Live like This! Graz: Camera Austria, 2005: 66- 81.

Clint Burnham,“Bitter/Weber – Fotografie und leere Architektur”, Right, to the City. Salzburg: Fotohof Edition, 2009: 33-39 [we can provide copies for the library and teaching copies]

Catherine David, “Enquiring the Megalopolis”, Live like This! Graz: Camera Austria, 2005: 24-31.

Jeff Derksen, “Das wesentliche Faktum erfassen-Recent Geographies”, Right, to the City. Salzburg: Fotohof Edition, 2009: 56-60 [we can provide copies for the library and teaching copies]

Further readings:
 Gerald Raunig, “28 Tendenzen der modulierenden Universitaet”, Fabriken des Wissens. Zuerich: diaphanes, 2012: 29-40 *

Gerald Raunig: “Insel-Industrie”, Industrien der Kreativitaet. Zuerich: diaphanes, 2012: 51-66 *