The main goal of the article is to show the possibility and necessity of thinking of urban space in the political perspective. In order to do that, I present set of tools elaborated by David Harvey in his text “Space as a Key Word”. They can be used to analyze different types of space – particularly urban space – in an orderly way. I then use those tools to examine one type of urban space, which is the “scattered city”. This example and its critique allow me to link scattered cities with a certain type of politics. In the next step I show a selected range of political problems, questions, and convictions connected with urban space.
urban space, scattered city, politics of space, neoliberalism, public space
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Gawin, Magdalena. “Politics of Space: From the Experience to the Struggle Over Urban Space.” Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 2, no. 3(5) (2018): 74–89. https://doi.org/10.26319/5816.
Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw
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