Triangulating utopia: Benjamin, Lefebvre, Tafuri

@article{Cunningham2010TriangulatingUB,
  title={Triangulating utopia: Benjamin, Lefebvre, Tafuri},
  author={F. Cunningham},
  journal={City},
  year={2010},
  volume={14},
  pages={268 - 277}
}
Assuming merit both in critiques of utopianism, such as those leveled by Jane Jacobs, and defences of utopian visions by David Harvey among others, this paper addresses what seems the dilemma that one must choose between visionary but unrealistic utopianism and stultifying submission to a status quo in the interests of realism and draws a solution from aspects of the views of Walter Benjamin, Henri Lefebvre and Manfredo Tafuri. Key dimensions of their approaches employed are, respectively, the… Expand
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