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HARVEY, David
Abstract from the Concrete

Marxist geographer David Harvey opened his lecture with a fact: between 2011 and 2013 China consumed 50 percent more cement than the United States had in the entire twentieth century. In Abstract from the Concrete, he asks why. Spiraling outward—geographically and materially—Harvey travels from the building industry in China to the foreclosed housing market in the United States to the automobile industry in São Paolo and back again. The why emerges as a direct result of “anti-value,” of capital in crisis—intrinsic, he contends, to capital and capital cities today.

[publisher's note.]

Cet ouvrage s'inscrit dans la série « The Incidents », qui prend pour point de départ des événements passés et à venir à la Harvard University Graduate School of Design. texte en anglais.

Published by Sternberg Press / Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2017
Essays / Politics

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HARVEY, David - Abstract from the Concrete