Starting 23 September on Fridays, 12:00 – 14:00 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HCP E 47.2 | Elective Course / Urban Theory Seminar.

This seminar presents an encompassing, detailed and thorough overview and reconstruction of Lefebvre’s theory of space and of the urban. This course explains in an accessible way the theoretical and epistemological context of this work in French philosophy and in the German dialectic (Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche), and reconstructs in detail the historical development of its different elements. It also gives an overview on the receptions of Lefebvre and discusses a wide range of applications of this theory in many research fields, such as urban and regional development, urbanization, urbanity, social space, and everyday life.


Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies
Lectureship Sociology, Prof. Dr. Christian Schmid

Further information
Contact: Dr. Nitin Bathla