7.14.2010

Update: changed blog title

I just changed the title of the blog from the exceedingly PoMo ______Cities, to Positive Space, a title that incorporates the so-called spatial turn in urban sociology put forward principally by Lefebvre and nowadays Ed Soja. I subscribe to the view that sees space as just as important as other political economic dimensions if not more so. That the latest economic crisis was intimately tied to real estate is testament to this.
so.. Positive Space.. in the spirit of creating/fostering/fighting for more socially just, environmentally friendly, and democratically controlled spaces, and criticizing 'negative spaces'; those which are unjust, toxic, discriminatory, impersonal, authoritarian. The dialectic should turn into some bigger picture, combining positive and negative space the way a successful design, painting, or sculpture does.
-NK

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