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Who decides and who provides? The anarchistic housing practices of John Turner as realizations of Henri Lefebvre's autogestive space

Bower, Richard 2016. Who decides and who provides? The anarchistic housing practices of John Turner as realizations of Henri Lefebvre's autogestive space. Alternatives 41 (2) , pp. 83-97. 10.1177/0304375416684856

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Abstract

This paper re-frames the work of participatory development architect John Turner in 1960s Peru as a practical realisation of the political potential of autogestive space advocated in Henri Lefebvre’s post-Marxist discourse. An analysis of the anarchistic politics that underpin Turner’s participatory development reveals a critical intersection of autogestion and informal space, and subsequently a questioning of the socio-spatial resonances of anarchist practices and Marxist theories. This analysis is exemplified by the critical re-framing of Lefebvre’s much cited proposition of ‘The (Social) Production of (Social) Space’ against Turner’s anarchist questioning of ‘Who Decides and Who Provides?’

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
ISSN: 0304-3754
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 16 November 2017
Date of Acceptance: 18 November 2016
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2020 23:05
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/106625

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