Live Blog: “Ethics of the Urban: the City and the Spaces of the Political”

Hi Archinect, I’m sitting on the floor in a very stuffy, very tiny room for the last session of this weekend’s conference, “Ethics of the Urban: the City and the Spaces of the Political.” Gerald Frug and Richard Sennett are speaking, moderated by Neil Brenner. 4:45: Gerald Frug: “Richard Sennett has been the most important influence in my life.” …”I’m in opposition to almost everything.” “But I want to talk about the spatial nature of governance. Representative democracy–elections for our leaders–is under threat in this most democratic country, but also around the world.” Representative democracy is an enormous human achievement: one person, one vote. No property qualifications, men and women, black and white. I’m not prepared to throw this away … Continue reading