2018-03Thematic Section
Politics of Space: From the Experience to the Struggle Over Urban Space


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

How to cite:

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.


Magdalena Gawin
Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw
Krakowskie Przedmieście 3, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland


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