October 04, 2014
October 05, 2014
London, United Kingdom
The Horse Hospital
October 06, 2014
October 07, 2014
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
October 21, 2014
London Review Bookshop
October 13, 2014
New York, NY
Teacher's College at Columbia University
Blagging. Hero shot. Ruin porn. Edgework. Trojan horse exploit. Tweeker. Chimping.
While unfamiliar to the average city-dweller, these words dominate the world of place-hacking and urban exploration; a coded language that takes you to the edge of the city, it’s forgotten tunnels and unfinished skyscrapers.
Today (Mon 29th Sep) and tomorrow we’re giving away 10 copies of the new paperback of Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City by Bradley Garrett - a gonzo road trip of urban exploration revealing the most exciting secret, hidden and forgotten parts of our cities. You will also win a Verso tote bag filled with urban reading goodies including Keller Easterling, Patrick Keiller & David Harvey!
Journeying from Tahrir in 2011 to Tiananmen in 1989, passing via the Paris Commune-era Hôtel de Ville, Libération is spending three weeks surveying the now-symbolic places where citizens defied the powers-that-be in the name of democracy and individual freedom. Today we look at the square in front of Paris’ Hôtel de Ville.
David Bell's hostile review of Eric Hazan’s work is not surprising: clearly, the tradition of “people’s histories”, inaugurated by A.L. Morton’s A People’s History of England (1938) and continued, amongst others, by Howard Zinn and Chris Harman, is unlikely to find favour in the corridors of Princeton’s History Department – at least, since the retirement of Arno Mayer. However, aside from the silly gripe about the cover image (ever heard of artistic licence, David?) and the contemptuous tone of the piece, it is worth dwelling on the sneering reference to “the eccentric Trotskyite [sic.]-anarchist militant Daniel Guérin”.