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  • New Frontiers and Universal Values
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    New Frontiers and Universal Values

    Transcribed from the lecture given at the cycle on "Borders". Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona,  22 March 2004 "Many Cultures, One Humanity". It's a beautiful frame for thinking in our contemporary liquid order and very complex, very difficult, very risky,...

  • The Geometry of Occupation
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    The Geometry of Occupation

    Conference lectured at the cycle "Borders". Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona , 1st March 2004 1. Some Principles of Frontier Geography If borders are nothing but abstract lines denoting the edges of jurisdictions, barriers make them concrete. With the complete mechanization...

  • On Collective Memory, Central Space and National Identity
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    On Collective Memory, Central Space and National Identity

    Conference lectured at the symposium "Beirut: Civil Pleasures, Civil Wars". Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona , 5-7 June 2005 Observing Beirut in the throes of reconstruction is a bewitching, often beguiling, experience; both existentially and conceptually. From a close and...

  • The Urban Imaginary
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    The Urban Imaginary

    Published in the exhibition catalogue The City that Never Was. Barcelona: Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona,  2003 Does the city lend itself to reverie or to the dream? At first sight the city as a monumental built space does not trigger the equivalent of the rustic or...

  • Habits/Habitus/Habitat
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    Habits/Habitus/Habitat

     Published in the exhibition catalogue Present and Futures. Architecture in Cities. Barcelona: Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, 1996 With the Catholicism of A. W. N.Pugin in England and the Fourierism of Victor Considérant and César Daly in France,...

  • For the City Yet to Come: Remaking Urban Life in Africa
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    For the City Yet to Come: Remaking Urban Life in Africa

      Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona 2003 Conference lectured at the cycle "Mapping Africa". CCCB, 17 February 2003 Introduction Urban Africans have long made lives that have worked. There has been an astute capacity to use thickening fields of social relations, however,...