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City as a Political Idea: An Interview with Krzysztof Nawratek

Krzysztof Nawratek’s book City as a Political Idea was first published in Polish in 2008, it became synonymous with Poland’s Right To The City movement and widely read by members of informal coalition – the Urban Movements Congress – comprising… Continue Reading →

What Happens After The Square is Empty? An interview with Costas Douzinas

Costas Douzinas talks to Nick Holdstock about citizenship and public space. This interview was first published by CITSEE in 2013. Nick Holdstock: Why did you start ‘Philosophy and Resistance’ with a reference to Queen Elizabeth? Costas Douzinas: The Queen’s question is like the… Continue Reading →

Cities and Citizenship, An interview with David Harvey

What does it mean to be a citizen today? An Interview with David Harvey conducted by Igor Stiks. First published in June 2011 in webmagazine ‘Citizenship in Southeast Europe’ www.citsee.eu What, in your opinion, does it mean to be a citizen today?… Continue Reading →

‘Artisans for Incorporation’ – An Interview with Saskia Sassen

Saskia Sassen is a Dutch-American sociologist noted for her analyses of globalization and international human migration. She is currently Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. Her books include Territory,… Continue Reading →

Naked City: On Authenticity and Urban Citizenship, an Interview with Sharon Zukin

Sharon Zukin is Professor of Sociology at CUNY Brooklyn College, New York. One of the United States’s most widely read sociologists, she has been an active participant for many years in public debates on cities.  Regeneration, and the place of culture… Continue Reading →

The Urban History Man. Richard J. Williams interviewed by Richard J. Williams

I’m interested basically in why cities look the way they do. It’s an unusually perfect day in Edinburgh and I’m sitting in Richard’s 1878 tenement flat, in the kitchen to be precise where sun is streaming through the big sash… Continue Reading →

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