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David Harvey, Abstract from the Concrete

Marxist geographer David Harvey opened his lecture with a fact: between 2011 and 2013 China consumed 50 percent more cement than the United States had in the entire twentieth century. In Abstract from the Concrete, he asks why. Spiraling outward—geographically and materially—Harvey travels from the building industry in China to the foreclosed housing market in the United States to the automobile industry in São Paolo and back again. The why emerges as a direct result of “anti-value,” of capital in crisis—intrinsic, he contends, to capital and capital cities today. [publisher’s note]

With an introduction by Susan Fainstein and an interview by Mariano Gomez Luque and Daniel Ibañez.

Edited by Jennifer Sigler, Leah Whitman-Salkin
Design by Åbäke
Published by Sternberg Press, co-published with Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Series: The Incidents
ISBN: 978-3-95679-261-8
174 pages

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