Book Launch: Cities Interrupted

Athenaeum Bookstore (Roeterseiland), Amsterdam, June 7, 2016.

 

To mark the publication of Cities Interrupted (Bloomsbury, 2016), this talk explores the potential of visual culture - in the form of architecture, photography, and urban design - to strategically interrupt processes of globalization in contemporary urban spaces. Looking at cities such as Beijing, New York, and Rio de Janeiro, I discuss how the concept of "interruption" in global cities enables new understanding of the forms of space, experience, and community that are emerging in today's rapidly transforming urban environments. 

More details are available on the Athenaeum bookstore website.

Photo: detail of "Nova Aqua Gasosa II" by Dionisio Gonzalez