Abstract from the Concrete (the incidents) - David Harvey

Abstract from the Concrete (the incidents) - David Harvey
Author: Jennifer Sigler, Leah Whitman-Salkin (Eds.)
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Language: English
Pages: 174
Size: 21 x 14 cm
Weight: 260 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783956792618
Availability: In stock
Price: €12.00
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Edited by Jennifer Sigler, Leah Whitman-Salkin

Featuring an interview with David Harvey by Mariano Gomez Luque and Daniel Ibañez
Marxist geographer David Harvey opened his lecture with a fact: between 2011 and 2013 China consumed 50 percent more cement than the United States had in the entire twentieth century. In Abstract from the Concrete, he asks why. Spiraling outward—geographically and materially—Harvey travels from the building industry in China to the foreclosed housing market in the United States to the automobile industry in São Paolo and back again. The why emerges as a direct result of “anti-value,” of capital in crisis—intrinsic, he contends, to capital and capital cities today.

The Incidents is a series of publications based on events that occured at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design between 1936 and tomorrow. Copublished with the Harvard University Graduate School of Design

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