Interview with Łukasz Stanek about Henri Lefebvre, Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment

Society and space

Łukasz Stanek is author of Henri Lefebvre on Space: Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory and editor of Team 10 East: Revisionist Architecture in Real Existing Modernism. A previously unknown manuscript of Henri Lefebvre’s, Toward an Architecture of Enjoymenthas been edited by Łukasz and translated by Robert Bonanno, and will shortly be published by University of Minnesota Press. Łukasz kindly agreed to answer some questions about this book and its relation to Lefebvre’s work, and tells the fascinating story of the manuscript’s re-discovery after forty years of neglect.

imageStuart Elden: In your authored book, Henri Lefebvre on Space: Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory, you convincingly demonstrate that Lefebvre’s work on space and urban questions should be seen as much an engagement with planners, urban developers and architects, as with philosophers and theorists. Could you say something about that project, and how it led you to look…

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