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AGRARIAN QUESTION: FROM COLONIALISM TO URBAN AGRICULTURE
Urban Theory Seminar,
Spring Semester 2023, Thursdays 16-18, ONA Fokushalle
This course attempts at a systematic engagement with urbanisation, agriculture and the agrarian questions in its many facets - from the classic question of land enclosure, colonialism, and primitive accumulation, to the ongoing debates on urban agriculture and greening. With 21st century extended urbanisation, architecture and spatial practice is increasingly confronted with agriculture and the agrarian question. This becomes evident with the increasing number of publications, articles, and exhibitions that have attempted to explore the links between the urban and agrarian questions in the recent years. A Swiss Portrait by Studio Basel, Implosions/Explosions by the Urban Theory Lab, and the Countryside by OMA are only some of the many publications that deal with this topic. The thematically designed sessions, straddle the various revolutions and counter-revolutions that have emerged in the global countryside, the utopias of agrarian urbanism, and the world ecology of agriculture.
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