JUCS 1.3 content list

Pleased to announce that Issue 1.3 (2014) of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies is in final production, content below:


Inaugural editorial: Urban cultural studies – a manifesto (part 2)


The worst tourists in the world: Gangsters, heterotopia and the space of global capital In Bruges

Alternative sprawls, junkcities: Buenos Aires Libre and horizontal urban epistemologies

‘Alas, alas. House, oh house!’: The collapse of the Cologne City archive

Spaces for reading, a cartography of used books in urban Latin America

Urban tellurics in Barcelona: Between a Heideggerian rock and a postmodern swimming pool


Geographies of street art: Shepard Fairey and the trans-scalar imagination

Bodies and sculptures: Moving mountains

‘Psychogeography of the Boundary’: An author interview with Eric Hazan

Sydney’s Chinatown/Chinese cities

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Urban Revolution Now: Henri Lefebvre in Social Research and Architecture – now published

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:

Urban Revolution Now: Henri Lefebvre in Social Research and Architecture. Edited by  Łukasz Stanek, Christian Schmid and Ákos Moravánszky, it includes contributions by many leading Lefebvre and urban scholars.

9781409442936.PPC_Layout 1When Henri Lefebvre published The Urban Revolution in 1970, he sketched a research itinerary on the emerging tendency towards planetary urbanization. Today, when this tendency has become reality, Lefebvre’s ideas on everyday life, production of space, rhythmanalysis and the right to the city are indispensable for the understanding of urbanization processes at every scale of social practice. This volume is the first to develop Lefebvre’s concepts in social research and architecture by focusing on urban conjunctures in Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dhaka, Hong Kong, London, New Orleans, Nowa Huta, Paris, Toronto, São Paulo, Sarajevo, as well as in Mexico and Switzerland. With contributions by historians and theorists of architecture and urbanism, geographers, sociologists, political and cultural scientists, Urban Revolution…

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Wanted: More (and Better) Discourse on Designing Diverse Communities

Originally posted on The Urban Sustainability Lab:

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Scientists have proved that the way our brains are wired plays into how we engage with the physical spaces around us. But so, surely, do our life experiences—where we come from, and our cultural values make a difference in how we perceive space and utilize it.
That’s certainly what James Rojas believes. In his 20-year career as a city and transportation planner, Rojas has seen members of local Latino communities across the U.S.—particularly immigrants—carry over ideas about public space uses from the countries they’ve left behind. He’s become a prominent proponent of what he calls Latino Urbanism, the idea that including more Latino ideas and voices in design processes is key to planning more inclusive urban and suburban communities.

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Aula Medica – Wingårdhs

Originally posted on Arkitektur & Design:

Yesterday I attended the Architecturegala arranged by the Swedish Association of Architects. It was placed in one of the more spectacular buildings here in Stockholm, Aula Medica, designed by Wingårdhs Arkitektkontor. The facade is made of triangular glass in four different colors and is leaning in one direction.

The most surprising was the wooden interior, which I did´t expect looking at the facade. The aula is a very nice room, with with the light wood and discreet yellow and orange-brown color, makes it a very elegant room.

The gala presented many interesting speakers such as Manuelle Gautrand, Christer Larsson and many more. Inspiring day!

 Photographer: Tord-Rikard Söderström

Photographer: Patrik Lindell

Read more: Aula Medica / Wingårdhs | ArchDaily.

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