Brutalist Architecture and Creative Activism

Guest Lecture, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, January 23, 2018.


This talk explores brutalist architecture, urban squatting, and creative activism in Caracas, London, and Venice. It argues that the current, popular fascination with brutalism is part of the same, larger phenomenon that has led to the recent explosion of interest in postindustrial ruins, which has its roots in an anxiety over the ways globalization is transforming urban space, reshaping the built environment, and exacerbating social-spatial divisions. 

More details are available on the Oxford University website