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LSBU YR 3

London South Bank University – BA   Year 3

Tutors: Alex Graef, Stefan Lengen, Andrew Dawes, Michael Evans

2011-2012 brief: Production of urbanism – Henri Lefebvre’s books on urban topics in the 1970s address the production of space. In parts, they can be read as a critical dissection of fitness applied to the production of urbanism. Instead of asking how well an organism fits into a given urban system, Lefebvre asks: How well does a place absorb the insertion of an unfamiliar organism or event? Today, cities with abandoned structures, deteriorating neighbourhoods and latent economies have a slow recovery in response to stress impact.