Seminar 08: Taking Care of Public Space

16th November 10h00-12h00, Meeting Room, Floor 14, School of Architecture, Sheffield University

Meike Schalk and Apolonija Sustersic will be presenting material from their projects to facilitate discussions around questions of “social space” (Lefebvre), “performance and performativity” (Butler), and “agonistic pluralism” (Mouffe)



In order for a full discussion students are recommended to read the following:

Henri Lefebvre, The production of Space (Oxford: Blackwell, 1991),
from the chapter “Social Space”, XV, pp. 164-168; lefebvre01
and from the chapter “Contradictions of Space and Differential Space”, IV, pp. 356-357. lefebvre02

Judith Butler, “Excerpts from Subversive Bodily Acts”, in Jane Rendell, Barbara Penner, Ian Borden, Gender, Space, Architecture (London: Routledge, 2000), pp. 96-98. Excerpts from subversive bodily acts

Chantal Mouffe, “Deliberative Democracy or Agonistic Pluralism”, Political Science Series 72, edited by Christine Neuhold and Gertrud Hafner (Vienna: Institute for Advanced Studies, 2000), pp. 1-17.

Chantal Mouffe, “Politics and Passions. The stakes of democracy” CDS Perspectives (London: Centre for the Studies of Democracy, 2002), pp. 1-16.

Grant H.Kester, ” Conversation Pieces, community + communication in modern art”, University of California Press, Barkeley and Los Angeles, 2004, pp. 82-123 dialogical_aesthetics


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