CRITICAL CITIES VOLUME 3
Leave behind status-quo thinking about contemporary cities and leap into the knowledge, actions and ideas of sharp critical urbanists from across the globe. Critical Cities Vol 3 offers provocative and transformative perspectives from multiple urban contexts including São Paulo, Zagreb, Hong Kong, London, Bogota, and Nicosia.
On Critical Cities Vols 1 & 2:
" There is a dearth of critical commentaries examining the changes in cities wrought by neo-liberalism. At last a multi-disciplinary collection of writing that brings together some of the best."
Anna Minton, author of Ground Control
"This collection explicitly and honestly wears its politics on its sleeve, a necessary counterpoint to the political disavowal or equivocation of too many urban actors. The exhilaration in the book lies in the stories told and in their transformative potential."
Professor Jeremy Till, author of Architecture Depends
“Critical Cities Volume 3 is a compilation of impressive proportion. Working from the starting point of “city as inequality,” over 40 contributors from all around the globe offer essays and photo-essays, articles, criticism, reflections, and interviews that strive to answer questions about the emptying of the global countryside and the outcomes for millions of dispossessed rural-to-urban migrants; about the role of the urban industry in this mass migration; and about the future class conflicts that may come as a result of this new urban class order. Coming from a place both within and well beyond the confines of academia, in the end, Critical Cities Volume 3 is yet another excellent contribution to the process of imagining our post-capitalist urban futures.”
- John Finn, Book Review Editor, Human Geography: A New Radical Journal
"This edition of Critical Cities - as well as the previous ones - is of great interest for better understanding the anthropology of cities in the current times; the grade of conflict, and the scale of social unevenness. Problems that are challenging social order, both, in Eastern and in Western countries; in so-called 'upcoming economies', or in those territories that will lead the world economies soon."
- Menene Gras, art critic and Director at the House of Asia
"Critical Cities Volume 3 is not a university book and doesn't fall into the mainstream of urban or architectural scientific/academic production. Even better, as it speaks about the city in an unusual and refreshing way - even though often pessimistic - it is an approach that is unusual for university lecture halls, an approach which stands back and is opposite of sterile rules and limits. The city is usually discussed in a dry and one-dimensional way, ignoring the 'dirt' of human relationships - power, class, politics, money and memory. While the profession was sleeping, while everyone was asleep, the city changed from its roots."
- Dominko Blažević, architectural critic