Mohsen Mostafavi

Ethics of the Urban

The City and the Spaces of the Political

Is democracy spatial? How are the physical aspects of our cities bearers of our values? In a world of intensifying geoeconomic integration, financial and geo­political volatility, population movements, environmental crises, and waves of protest, cities are sites for claims on state power and new formations of political subjectivity, belonging, identity, and citizenship. This volume contains essays from history, sociology, art, political theory, planning, law, and design practice that explore the urban spaces of the political.

Contributors include: Michael Arad, Jean-Louis Cohen, Diane Davis, Keller Easterling, Gerald Frug, Mohsen Mostafavi, Chantal Mouffe, Erika Naginski, Michelle Provoost, Robert J. Sampson, Saskia Sassen, Richard Sennett, Erik Swyngedouw, Loic Wacquant, Guilherme Wisnik, Krzysztof Wodiczko.

Available in the US in March

Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi, co-published by Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Design: Integral Lars Müller

16,5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in
332 pages, 138 illustrations
2017, 978-3-03778-381-8, English
35,00 €