‘The Land is Ours, The Right to the City, and Other Matters’ with Jonathan Charley
Thursday 12 August, 7:00 to 8:30pm
The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale St (Venue 5)
Jonathan Charley is a writer, editor and critic who writes mainly about the political, social and cultural history of architecture and cities. He is currently working on a new book. The Monologues of City X, that explores the history of the capitalist city through three fictional narratives – Knowledge, Technology and Nature.
This talk reflects on the origins and contemporary significance of the phrase, “Right to The City”. Popularised by the French philosopher Henri Lefebvre, it refers to our democratic right to imagine and remake the city in a manner that challenges the priorities of capitalist urbanisation. On the horizon of possibility, a new type of city emerges, a city rooted in social and environmental justice.