Public and Common(s)
A philosophical view of the terms public and commons, from the 20th-century treatises of Hannah Arendt and Jurgen Habermas to recent books by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri.
Tahrir Square: Social Media, Public Space
It wasn’t the Facebook revolution. An urban historian in Cairo argues that the occupation of public space was vital to the Arab Spring.
Architecture and the Aestheticization of Politics
The Turkish plan to destroy the vital public space of Taksim Gezi Park by turning it into a shopping mall reflects a global democratic crisis.