Spatial Limits

On urban islands and dividual subjects in the post-political city

Published in: Andreas Rumpfhuber (ed.): "Into the Great Wide Open", dpr-barcelona, 2017

 This essay takes the current discourse on the post-political city as a point of departure in order to examine possibilities for re-introducing categories of a political agenda back into urban design discourse and practice. For doing so I will address the totalising logic of urbanisation as an integral part of capitalist development since early modernism and will then go on to take a look at the mutations of the notion of debt-driven investment in relation to the contemporary urban symptoms around a ‘dividual’ spatiality. A spatiality, which is consequently organised around an emerging concept of a ‘dividual’ subjectivity.


Find out more about the book "Into the Great Wide Open" and the essay here.