Ethics of the Urban

Is democracy spatial? How are the physical aspects of our cities bearers of our values? In a world of intensifying geoeconomic integration, financial and ­geo­political volatility, population movements, environmental crises, and waves of protest, cities are sites for claims on state power and new formations of poli­tical subjectivity, belonging, identity, and citizenship. This volume contains essays from history, sociology, art, political theory, planning, law, and design practice that explore the urban spaces of the political.

Co-published by Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Lars Müller Publishers, Winter 2017.
332 pages, softcover, $35
ISBN 978-3-03778-381-8