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THE URBAN APPARATUS event at Book Culture with Reinhold Martin

When Feb 21, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Book Culture, 536 W 112th St., New York, NY 10025
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Martin_Urban coverReinhold Martin will be at Book Culture on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. for an event for his new book, The Urban Apparatus: Mediapolitics and the City. He will be joined in conversation by Andreas Huyssen, author of Miniature Metropolis: Literature in an Age of Photography and Film.


Blending critical philosophy, political theory, and media theory, The Urban Apparatus explores how the aesthetics of cities and their political economies overlap. In a series of ten essays, Reinhold Martin argues that understanding the city as infrastructure reveals urbanization to be a way of imparting functional, aesthetic, and cognitive order to a contradictory, doubly bound neoliberal regime.


"Reinhold Martin's work productively connects debates on architectural culture to fundamental questions related to the political economy of city-building, urbanism, and urbanization. His ideas are at once philosophically grounded, historically nuanced, spatially attuned, and political." —Neil Brenner, Harvard University

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